A new Australian Innovation Centre, established by Motorola Solutions, will showcase new technology that benefits local and international services and businesses.
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips today opened the new centre at Motorola's headquarters in Burwood East.
"The establishment of this facility is a vote of confidence in Victoria's vibrant information and communications technology (ICT) industry," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
"This centre adds to what is a thriving local technology scene and the state's reputation as a regional hub for technology and innovation.
"It highlights state-of-the-art technology that will be particularly useful to the state's emergency services.
"The centre includes systems and technologies that will help the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) in Ballarat dispatch services including police, firefighters and rescue workers around the state.
"The technology helps keep first responders from Victoria Police, MFB, the State Emergency Service and the Country Fire Authority connected to critical communications on the frontline."
Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand managing director Gary Starr said the Innovation Centre was a development hub that would deliver important technologies to the local market.
"Through our investment in innovation, Motorola Solutions has been able to achieve strong growth over the past two years, both in terms of revenue growth and new jobs within the local ICT industry," Mr Starr said.
Mr Rich-Phillips said the Victorian Coalition Government was assisting Victoria's ICT sector with an $85 million plan to support the growth, development and global competitiveness.
"Last financial year, the Coalition Government helped to facilitate more than 1,300 jobs in the Victorian ICT sector," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
"The Coalition Government is helping build Victoria's ICT capability to support the application of ICT in other industries," Mr Rich-Phillips said.