Nitro™ is a new platform that combines business-critical voice with lightning-fast private broadband data. Nitro puts the control of your communications network back into your hands, so you can configure a secure solution that’s perfectly tailored to your operation.
Nitro delivers clear, crisp voice quality and comprehensive on-site coverage. It supports all your devices - from radios and smartphones to specialized handsets - and extends your existing voice network to support a rich diversity of data applications, including security, productivity, warehouse ticketing and customer service apps.
- Broadband Land Mobile Radio
- Purpose-Built CBRS Devices
- 2 x Wi-Fi Capacity
- 4 x Wi-Fi Range
- Cloud Management
- Built for Business
Wi-Fi Not Holding Up Its End of the Bargain?
Wi-Fi was never designed for the complex enterprise operations your business needs to run day in and day out. With Wi-Fi’s temperamental access points, limited capacity and coverage, and patchy handovers, your business’ essential voice communications can fall short. Your team’s communications deserve better, your business deserves better and your customers deserve better.
It’s time to boost your network and your business with Nitro. This new communications platform is ready to pick up where Wi-Fi is falling short. Combining business-critical voice with lightning-fast private broadband, Nitro puts control of your communications network back into your hands. Letting you configure a secure solution that’s perfectly tailored for your business operations.
CBRS: Citizen Broadband Radio Service
We’ve entered a data-driven reality — where data has become a “fourth utility” for many businesses; a resource considered as vital as power, water and heating/cooling. Today, the demand for data is limitless. And organizations want access to their data faster and more securely.
CBRS is 150 MHz of spectrum — ranging from 3550-3700 MHz — in the 3.5 GHz band. Used sparingly by the U.S. government and other entities, this band was identified by the FCC as additional spectrum for shared wireless private broadband.
CBRS is a band that will enable private LTE broadband for commercial enterprises — allowing better coverage and capacity.
- Increased Accessibility
- More Efficiency
- Ground-Breaking Advancement
The CBRS Alliance is a group of more than 120 member companies that are dedicated to promoting LTE-based technology — branded as "OnGo" — as well as use cases and business opportunities.
The Nitro™ Portfolio
SLN 1000 Two-Way Radio
With highly reliable broadband push-to-talk, your conversations will sound clearer and more natural on the purpose-built SLN 1000.
EVOLVE LTE Handheld
Equipped with future-proofed data and voice connectivity, and access to an expanding technology and software ecosystem, Evolve is ready to grow alongside your business.
SLX 2000 CBSD
The small and elegant SLX 2000 CBSD delivers excellent on-site coverage and is ideal for mounting to a ceiling or wall.
SLX 4000 CBSD
The easy-to-install SLX 4000 CBSD delivers excellent indoor or outdoor coverage and is ideal for mounting to a pole or wall.
SLX 5000 CBSD
The SLX 5000 is a high-powered, compact, Pico-class CBSD, with an integrated antenna, providing high-speed coverage in the outdoors and hot or dusty environments, and is mountable on either a wall or a pole. It connects to other components via Ethernet or fiber backhaul, quickly passing data through the system. The SLX 5000’s integrated GPS receiver enables it to stay synced up to the rest of the network.
How Does It Work?
Nitro provides improved data streaming capabilities, capacity, range, and the increased security of LTE. Your school can benefit from lower ongoing maintenance costs and streamlined network support, because our solution is built around a hosted core.
Let Nitro power your student’s learning with lightning-fast private broadband data, and the coverage, capacity and control your schools need. It delivers comprehensive data coverage, supporting a range of connected devices, including tablets, laptops, smartphones and more.
Nitro Supports Distance Learning with Enhanced:
Nitro was designed to provide superior coverage for your staff and student’s devices, reducing or eliminating the need to install the equipment outside of student and staff homes. Leveraging the power of private LTE, Nitro can bring broadband data access to users within your school district’s geographic footprint.
Nitro will provide sufficient bandwidth for all students and teachers. LTE allows more efficient allocation of broadband spectrum, offering equal and predictable performance at all times. A fully coordinated band mitigates interference, providing users with full access to clean spectrum.
Know exactly which students, staff members and devices are on your network. Easily add capacity and coverage with easy-to-deploy infrastructure. The Nitro OnPrem Gateway allows you to integrate directly into your existing network for complete control of all data. Nitro also follows the 3GPP Air Interface Standards, so that every user needs a provisioned and controlled SIM Card to access.
All components of Nitro adhere to the five pillars of cybersecurity as determined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. Ensure system cybersecurity and lower potential data breaches. Nitro provides full end-to-end encryption, from the core down to the site infrastructure.
Get Students and Staff Connected
There is no time to waste in setting up your district’s distance learning technology. By deploying Nitro as your distance learning network, you’ll be free to modify your network as your school’s technology ecosystem grows and evolves.
Don’t worry about installing miles of tricky cables, drilling holes, or managing heavy maintenance work inside the homes of your students and staff. Nitro is easy to install and gives your district complete control over your school’s network.
No matter the device of choice of students and staff, any off-the-shelf device from tablets to laptops and even smartphones can access the Nitro broadband network. All it takes to get each student connected is our Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), which will provide connectivity to the network. Each CPE comes with a router that will serve as the access point for all devices, all from the comfort and safety from your students’ and teachers’ homes.
The Long-Term Benefits of Distance Learning
Feel confident that you made a good investment in your decision to deploy Nitro, as we continue our work to put processes in place to ensure schools are ready as the world goes back to normal.
In this digital era, we live in, the benefits of a strong network connection in academics are undeniable. With Nitro, experience increased security over your school’s Wi-Fi and bridge the gap once and for all for those students who do not have access to Wi-Fi at home. Now homework, independent studies, applying for colleges, and more can all be done in the safety of student homes using any personal or school assigned devices. Never worry about putting academics on hold for inclement weather days, or canceling school for another snow day. With Nitro, any room in your student’s home can be transformed into a classroom.
Make It Happen
Motorola Solutions is with you through every step of ensuing safer and more productive learning for the next generation, whether that learning happens in the classroom or at home.
Nitro is ready to grow with the needs of your school, and overcome whatever distance learning challenges may come your way. Plus, with many of our solutions eligible for grant funding through the CARES Act, our COVID-19 response solutions are more readily available than ever.
Providing academic success for all students, starts with getting everyone connected. Make that connection with Nitro, a strong private LTE network.
Video with CBRS
Nitro CBRS Private Broadband Supports Video Networks
More and more businesses across the country are turning to video security and analytics to help manage critical operations. In fact, more than 30 percent of transportation, retail, hospitality and manufacturing workers listed video surveillance as one of the top three technologies necessary to manage their workplace operations more efficiently. More than 66% of workers across industrial workplace operations are already using video security solutions.
Whether its manufacturers monitoring their production lines to ensure worker safety or hotels securing their entrances with access control, video technology and solutions are changing the way commercial businesses operate.
Avigilon Video Solutions
Specialized cameras — including fisheye, multi-sensor and high definition — capture critical details and enhance visibility
Avigilon Appearance Search™ Technology
Technology sorts through hours of video using both physical descriptions and facial analytics to locate a specific person or vehicle in near real-time.
Unusual Motion Detection
Artificial intelligence (AI) “learns” typical activities and flags unusual motion.
Self-Learning Video Analytics
Software detects abnormal or concerning activity and provides critical information.
Avigilon Control Center (ACC) Video Management Software
Provides an AI-enabled user interface that offers facial recognition capabilities and access control unification.
Between the Camera and the Control Room Is Your Network
Your enterprise data network is the critical piece that connects your cameras, sensors, control and software. Historically, businesses had two network connectivity options when setting up a video security system: physically cabling connected devices with Ethernet, or Wi-Fi — a wireless networking protocol that does not require direct cable connections.
The Trouble with Wires
Businesses need their networks to be reliable, flexible, and formidable when supporting critical video data. And while Ethernet is reliable, it lacks flexibility. Adding connections to your wired Ethernet network is difficult and can be extremely expensive.
For example, let’s say your facility wants to set up a camera system to improve safety that would monitor the perimeter of your building — including the parking lot and campus exterior extending to the security gates. A logical location for camera installation would include the light poles located throughout your current parking lot. If your facility is already built, this will require excavation to dig underneath your lot in order to run the infrastructure needed for the camera system installation. Any further additions to your outdoor camera system will require additional excavation in order to install.
The Trouble with WI-FI
While Wi-Fi may provide the flexibility missing with Ethernet, it falls short in fully supporting security camera solutions. With Wi-Fi, your organization will be sharing spectrum with other businesses in the area — as well as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and employee, customer or guest devices. With the proliferation of smart and IoT devices throughout business, the result is a staggering amount of equipment consuming the somewhat limited spectrum bandwidth in your facility. And with the demand for data on the rise, this device contention will only continue to grow.
For businesses that handle large amounts of visitors — including casinos and event spaces — the limited spectrum provided with Wi-Fi is ill-equipped to support a connected video system. Both customers and employees will compete for access to your data network, in addition to your security cameras. As a result of a finite amount of bandwidth, available spectrum will diminish — potentially interrupting your connection to your security camera network and putting customers, employees and guests at risk.
Range can be another challenge with Wi-Fi. Businesses often try to expand their range by blanketing their facilities with access points to provide better network connectivity. This solution can be costly. As your operations expand, the number of access points needed will continue to grow — leading to additional business expenses.
Don’t Bring Consumer Broadband to Commercial Sites
Your video security solution is only as good as the network supporting it. Consumer broadband fails to meet the demands of commercial businesses — with limited range, lower capacity and potential installation costs for wired connections. Organizations need more enterprise-grade network solutions to support their growing video demands.
Upgrade Your Network With CBRS
With Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), your organization is able to access enterprise-grade private broadband. CBRS provides businesses with assigned spectrum that is not shared or licensed but is coordinated via an automated system. CBRS has nearly four times the range of Wi-Fi, enabling you and your team to move freely throughout your facility without losing connectivity between access points, which can be extremely disruptive to business operations. With twice the data capacity of Wi-Fi and upload speeds of up to 60 Mbps, CBRS is ready to support your business’ growing video needs. See next page for Wi-Fi vs CBRS comparison chart.
Fully Manage Your System with Nitro
Nitro is the first, fully managed platform that combines private broadband data with business-critical voice over CBRS. With Nitro, your business has access to enterprise-grade private broadband and its own dedicated spectrum — built specifically for enterprise use. In addition, Nitro extends your voice communications with push-to-talk over CBRS. Nitro is interoperable with your existing MOTOTRBO™ land mobile radio networks and will complement your current radio systems — ensuring you don’t need to replace any devices. A simplified infrastructure makes it easy to deploy in minutes — just mount your access points, add power, connect to the internet, and configure your network through the Nitro Cloud Portal.
Two types of access points, designed for indoor or outdoor use, provide higher transmission power and greater coverage per access point to ensure your entire area is covered. With the network delivered-as-a-service, your core network is located in the web-based Nitro Cloud Portal. As a result, there are no major equipment purchases necessary and businesses are able to manage their network from anywhere around the globe. You maintain full management and control of your network and all local traffic stays local. And with the core in the cloud, your network receives instant updates, deploys the latest features without delay and experiences zero downtime for upgrades.
With Nitro’s expandability, your network can easily scale with your business operations, ensuring you are primed for the future. Its ability to easily connect with other systems — including Avigilon cameras — builds a platform for a stronger security operations center. New cameras can be added without the need to run cables, enabling your business to expand to places that would have proven too difficult or too costly to wire.
With more and more business-critical operations relying on video, it’s time to cut the cable. Support your video security network with Nitro’s enterprise-grade private broadband and cableless connectivity and keep your business ahead of the competition.
Nitro™ Service Plans
Essential Services for Nitro™ Devices
Protect Your Radios from Unexpected Downtime
Critical communication has become increasingly complex as your Nitro two-way radios become more IP-based, supporting integrated data applications and enhanced features.
Rely on Motorola Solutions to help you achieve your performance targets with the right level of service you need for your radio fleet.
Essential Services for Nitro™ Infrastructure
Critical communication has become increasingly complex as your Nitro infrastructure becomes more IP-based, supporting integrated data applications and enhanced features.
Rely on Motorola Solutions to help you achieve your performance targets with the right level of service you need for your infrastructure.
- Nitro Brochure
- Nitro Evolve Brochure
- Nitro Roadmap
- Nitro Foundation Kit
- Essential Services for Nitro Devices
- Essential Services for Nitro Infrastructure
A Future with Nitro
Imagine a platform that embraces opportunity and redefines what a radio network can do. Nitro gives enterprise businesses the foundation to make this future a reality. Combining business-critical voice with private broadband data, Nitro gives current radio networks a boost and prepares businesses for what’s next.
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John Kedzierski Unveils Nitro at the Motorola Solutions Channel Partner Expo
Nitro is the first fully managed solution for business-critical voice and broadband data. Watch John Kedzierski talk about its power and its simplicity, at the Motorola Solutions Channel Partner Expo.