Horsham-based Motorola Home will continue to be important for Arris Group Inc., which acquired the business from Google Inc.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The $29.97 million upgrade will replace the aging, fault-prone current system.
Montgomery County on Thursday approved the purchase of a $29.97 million public safety radio system, paving the way for the replacement of an existing radio system that dates to 1996 and has recently been plagued by numerous failures and shortcomings. Commissioner Bruce Castor, who led the committee charged with the task of guiding the replacement process, attributed historic significance to the upgrade. "This is probably the most significant piece of legislation and the most significant decision the commissioners have made in the five years I've been a commissioner and maybe in the 28 years that I've served in county government," Castor said. The county's existing system, which was also built by Motorola, suffers from numerous drawbacks …
Monday, December 10, 2012
England-based Pace plc reportedly submitted an offer to Google to purchase Horsham-based Motorola Home.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Google has not disclosed its plans for the township's Motorola operation.
Following Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility - a sale that concluded this week - the Internet giant is keeping mum on whether Horsham will remain headquarters for the cell phone maker's Horsham video equipment factory, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Horsham plant, Motorola Home, nets about one-third of the company's annual sales and employs several hundred people. In all, Illinois-based Motorola employs 20,000 workers at its factories. The Horsham site became part of Motorola when it took over the former General Instruments, a descendant of Jerrold Electronics, the post WWII cable TV equipment and finance business founded by Milton Jerrold Shapp.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Montgomery County Commissioners approves a resolution to allow fixes to the existing system which includes 15-year-old police radios.
The county's emergency radio system is now in a state of emergency of its own. With many of the county's chiefs of police crowding its Norristown meeting chamber, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday declaring that an "actual emergency exists" in the county's aging public safety telecommunications infrastructure. Commissioner Jim Matthews described the measure as a "Band-Aid" that gives the county "the ability to immediately respond to any shortcomings in the system." Those shortcomings are reportedly multiplying. Lower Gwynedd Chief of Police John Scholly called the increasing difficulty of obtaining replacement parts for the system a "major concern." "There are parts of the county radio system that …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Motorola is a major manufacturer of Google's Android smartphone systems.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility includes the cell phone maker's Horsham video equipment factory. The Horsham plant, Motorola Home, nets about one-third of the company's annual sales, according to the article. In all, Illinois-based Motorola employs 20,000 workers at its factories. The Horsham site became part of Motorola when it took over the former General Instruments, a descendant of Jerrold Electronics, the post WWII cable TV equipment and finance business founded by Milton Jerrold Shapp.