Motorola Solutions bets on mobile hands-free device to boost enterprise vertical


Motorola Solutions latest bet is on a new class of hands-free enterprise mobile computers that use advanced voice recognition, head gestures and video streaming to navigate applications to access business-critical documents and schematics. With the so-called HC1, Motorola Solutions aims to redefine how work gets done.

“The HC1 is a game-changing, hands-free mobile computing solution—aimed at helping enterprise users work smarter and safer,” said Nicole Tricoukes, senior maverick, office of the CTO at Motorola Solutions. “It represents a paradigm shift in how we envision future mobile workers interfacing with computers—using augmented reality to overlay instructions and linking with remote experts to provide real-time feedback.”

The HC1 will be released in the first half of 2013 as part of a global product launch. According to Tricoukes, HC1 will be commercially available through PartnerEmpower, Motorola Solutions’ worldwide channel partner program.

Primarily, HC1 targets maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) applications. “It is best suited for mobile workers in field service industries—military and defense, manufacturing, aerospace and aviation, utilities, telecommunications, and industrial construction,” explained Tricoukes.

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Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.