Motorola Solutions acquires VC-backed Twisted Pair

Motorola Solutions has bought Twisted Pair Solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Seattle, Twisted Pair Solutions is a provider of communications solutions. Its backers included Chart Venture Partners, Core Capital Partners and Ignition Partners.

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and SEATTLE – Jan. 2, 2014 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that it has acquired Twisted Pair Solutions, a recognized leader in push-to-talk-over-broadband applications for secure, real-time communication anywhere, on any device. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Twisted Pair is a privately held software communications company whose WAVE® software transforms smartphones, tablets and PCs into powerful, secure communication solutions that provide integrated voice, text messaging, location and presence in one application that serves global public and private sector customers. Twisted Pair’s WAVE Desktop, Dispatch and Web applications provide customers choices in their dispatch communications and unify communications among teams of workers, whether in their office or mobile. The WAVE communications platform provides interoperability to extend land mobile radios, PBXs and other communication systems, allowing teams of employees, whether mobile or in their offices, to effectively communicate through voice, text and data – securely, reliably and in real time – regardless of network, carrier, protocol or device.
“Motorola Solutions is committed to continuing to provide its customers and partners with leading, best-in-class push-to-talk solutions. We recognize that our customers have multiple communications technology options for connecting land mobile radios, wireless broadband networks and smart devices. The acquisition of Twisted Pair enables Motorola Solutions to address all of those choices and accelerate push-to-talk expansion across multiple technologies,” said Bob Schassler, senior vice president, Government Solutions, Motorola Solutions. “We are excited to expand Motorola Solutions’ thought leadership in this space with Twisted Pair’s industry-proven technology and talent who know how to effectively extend the boundaries of land mobile radio.”
“Twisted Pair complements Motorola Solutions’ business, and we look forward to working with the Motorola team to leverage its strengths as a global industry leader to continue to enhance push-to-talk over broadband,” said Tom Guthrie, president and CEO of Twisted Pair.
Twisted Pair now is a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Solutions and will be integrated into Motorola Solutions’ Government Solutions business.
About Twisted Pair
Twisted Pair Solutions is the recognized leader in push-to-talk over broadband solutions for secure, real-time collaboration on any device over any network in any location. The company integrates to LMR and provides instant voice communications with text messaging, location, presence and other data so that essentially all devices – smartphones, tablets, desktop PCs and two-way radios – can talk to each other seamlessly. Twisted Pair’s software is the standard communications platform used in critical situations by military, government and commercial organizations worldwide where serious, secure communications truly matter. Its communication and collaboration capabilities can be deployed as an on-premise enterprise solution or as a private managed cloud solution providing deployment choices to our customers and partners.
About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom or subscribe to our news feed.

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