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Airbus to sell Plant Holdings, Inc. to Motorola Solutions

Date: 2017-07-28
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Airbus SE has executed a definitive agreement under which Motorola Solutions will acquire Plant Holdings, Inc., which holds the Airbus DS Communications business.  

This agreement is part of the portfolio reshaping within the Airbus Defence and Space Division announced in September 2014.

Airbus DS Communications is a leading provider in North America of command center software for fielding emergency calls (9-1-1) and citizen emergency notification. Its VESTA ® suite is a comprehensive 911 call-handling solution, operating on a flexible, open software architecture. In addition to emergency call handling, it delivers text-to-9-1-1, mapping, data management and analytics, providing public safety customers with a comprehensive transition strategy from legacy systems to a standards-based, unified Next-Generation 9-1-1 system. It generated revenues of more than US$100 million in 2016.

The acquisition of Airbus DS Communications will strengthen Motorola Solutions’ software portfolio, enabling expansion into new segments in U.S. emergency response solutions. It will create a full suite of 9-1-1 solutions, including call routing, call taking, records management and dispatch, for agencies of all sizes across segments.

“Our acquisition of Airbus DS Communications will add complementary products and services to our software portfolio, helping us meet the needs of a broader customer base and putting us at the forefront of Next-Generation 9-1-1 technology,” said Bruce Brda, executive vice president, Products & Solutions, Motorola Solutions. “We’re pleased to add these new capabilities to our Software Enterprise, created earlier this year to develop and deliver integrated software solutions that provide critical intelligence and improve operational efficiency for public safety agencies.”

Completion of the transaction, which is expected by the end of 2017, will be subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via Airbus SE and Motorola Solutions, 7/28/17)

 

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