July 15, 2013

Intelligent Product Solutions Named Motorola Strategic Partner of the Year

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Special award recognition from Motorola for direct application support in development of the new SB1 Smart Badge

Ronkonkoma, NY, July 15, 2013 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. has named Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS) the recipient of its Strategic Partner of the Year award, recognizing the company for its application of Kea Software, a complete workforce management solution, for the SB1 Smart Badge. This distinction comes at a great time for IPS, as Kea is currently being piloted at commercial environments on the West Coast and Midwest, before it becomes more fully integrated across the United States.

**Kea Software: Developed by IPS **

Kea is a Workforce Collaboration Solution that transforms traditional methods of staff management by leveraging the Motorola SB1 Smart Badge and creating a highly scalable and effective communication platform. The Kea Solution is comprised of three basic modules that include Task, Communication and Device.

Kea Task enables managers to assign tasks to individuals and groups, prioritize them and monitor them to completion. In addition, tasks can be saved and scheduled for a later date or as a recurring item. A unique Analytics feature provides critical data that shows productivity and device statistics. For greater efficiency, Kea Communication allows for voice, voice to text and text messages to be sent to the device.

The third key module is Kea Device, which includes advanced provisioning and staging, and software updates, ensuring the handling of large deployments.

Kea is a multidisciplinary effort combining the skills of IPS' UX/UI, Software and Product Marketing/Communications teams. It is device agnostic and can be utilized by iOS, Android, WinCe and WinMob.

"It is an honor to receive this award from one of IPS's major business partners," said Derek Peterson, IPS Vice President of Software Development. "We deeply value our ongoing relationship with Motorola, and over the past five years, have enjoyed the collaboration with such a forward thinking company that introduces world class products to business and consumers globally. Our collaboration has seen IPS play a design and engineering role on hundreds of projects.

"We consider IPS a trusted partner, offering a team of experts that understand Motorola's complex product solution needs and aspirations," states Joe Licari, Product Management Director, Motorola Solutions, Inc. "This rapidly emerging company provides a unique approach to our industry, and has played a key role in the launch and evolution of numerous Motorola products."

**The SBI Smart Badge **

A brand-new category of mobile device, the SB1 improves the retail customer service experience. It is worn around the neck, on a belt or arm and not only allows shoppers to identify associates, but also enables associates to scan bar codes and to answer customer questions on price or inventory. And with a task management application, workers can access their own task list and supervisors can monitor task status –- all in real time. The result is more productive associates ready to turn shoppers into buyers.


The SB1 Smart Badge is durable for everyday use, easy to read, easy to navigate, built for sharing. It eliminates the need to assign devices, features a customized bezel, and securely stores data.

**About IPS **

Founded in 2008, Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS) is an organization of product design consultants providing high profile clients with proven and unsurpassed excellence in product design and engineering services. Services provided include complete end-to-end product development; mechanical engineering, embedded firmware, software & web based applications, electrical and RF hardware, optical systems and industrial design including user interface, graphic and interaction design all under the direction of a highly experience program management team. We are a development partner helping clients transform ideas into successful, market focused products.

IPS is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY and with regional offices in New Jersey and Charleston, SC. For more information, visit http://www.intelligentproductsolutions.com/.

**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.

IPS Media Contact:

Roberta Tsang