Applications are increasing the use and functions of digital two-way radios. A good example is the App Developer Program (ADP) by Motorola Solutions started in 2007. This comprehensive program encompasses a flourishing developer community that incubates, accelerates, replicates and develops third-party applications for two-way radios. The 300-strong community is supported with a digital platform, the licence to access proprietary tools, application programming interfaces, developer kits, online access to a knowledge database and online technical support, besides regularly hosting activities, events and roadshows to help its developers market their apps and gain industry know-how.
The digital revolution is breathing new life into the humble 'walkie-talkie', offering users more alternatives to be part of an IT-enabled enterprise. By leveraging the efficiencies that two-way digital radios have to offer, the entire enterprise is assured of keeping connected.
Andy Chan is general manager, Radio Channel, Motorola Solutions, Asia Pacific.
 DMR Market Report, Analysis Mason, 21 December 2011
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