Barrett Communications acquired by Motorola to further its VHF solutions

Mark Schmidl, senior vice president, International Sales at Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions announced it has acquired Barrett Communications, a provider of specialised radio communications trusted by clients in civil security, border security, coast guard and govt and private sectors. The company is based in Perth, Western Australia.

What is the market offering of Barrett Communications?

Barrett Communications designs high frequency (HF) and very high frequency (VHF) mission-critical radio communications, complementary to Motorola Solutions’ existing radio portfolio.

Barrett Communications’ technology is designed to enable critical communications in any location without the need for infrastructure, making it ideal for supporting security and peacekeeping operations, as well as humanitarian response efforts during natural disasters.  

The deal reaffirms Motorola Solutions’ commitment to innovation and leadership in mission-critical communications, expanding its portfolio and extending its reach in global markets. 

What were the executives’ thoughts on the transaction?

“Motorola Solutions and Barrett Communications are united in their purpose of delivering the vital communications that organisations around the world depend on to help further safety,” commented Mark Schmidl, senior vice president, International Sales at Motorola Solutions.

“Barrett brings us a new portfolio of communications capabilities beyond traditional land mobile radio, allowing us to support highly specialised operations,” Schmidl further said.

Commenting on the transaction, Chief Executive Officer at Barrett Communications, Andrew Burt, said, “We are excited to join the Motorola Solutions team. We look forward to building upon Motorola Solutions’ industry-leading portfolio, extending critical voice communications to support essential operations, humanitarian work and disaster response and recovery.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.