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Motorola Invests in Zephyr Technology Corporation
Date:6/18/2009

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Motorola Ventures, the company's strategic venture capital arm, made an investment in Zephyr Technology Corporation, a global leader in the rapidly growing Remote Physiological Monitoring industry. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Zephyr's physiological and biomechanical monitoring solutions are based on the company's patent-pending Smart Fabric technology, which combines fabric-based sensors with algorithms and electronics. These monitoring solutions can be used in a diverse range of areas including sports, defense, first responder and healthcare. Its professional-grade BioHarness(TM) system monitors conditions such heat state, dehydration or injury by measuring vital signs including heart rate, breathing rate, skin temperature, posture and activity. Using the subject's voice radio (or internal radio for short distances), the BioHarness communicates to monitoring software designed to give real-time alerts and post-event analysis.

Real-time monitoring of human health conditions is especially important for first responder teams working in the most challenging of environments. With cardiac arrest ranking as the number one cause of death for on-duty firefighters in the U.S., reliable, real-time monitoring can save lives and better manage team members in strenuous situations where every second counts.

"The ability to track a team's health status real-time in hazardous situations has the potential to not only improve response times and increase safety but also save lives." said Reese Schroeder, managing director, Motorola Ventures. "Zephyr represents an innovative new application area solving a very real problem for our public safety customers. We're pleased to be involved in their growth and success."

"This is an exciting period of growth for Zephyr. We're transitioning from selling systems to researchers and professional sports teams to delivering systems to first responders where real-time physiological status monitoring has a very vital impact influencing both command decisions and remote triage," said Zephyr CEO Brian Russell. "Motorola's experience and expertise in the first responder communications field is invaluable, and we look forward to bringing joint solutions to market."

About Zephyr(TM) Technology Ltd

Founded in 2003, Zephyr Technology supplies its patented fabric sensors and complete monitoring solutions for applications in markets including Research, Sports, Defense, First Responder and Healthcare. In these applications, Zephyr transmits physiological and biomechanical information across custom or external (VHF/UHF/Sat) wireless radio solutions. This information is logged, or displayed real-time via Zephyr(TM) OmniSense software or third party software applications. Strategic customers of Zephyr(TM) include Stanford University, NASA Ames Research Centre, US Special Operations and Motorola. For more information please visit, www.zephyr-technology.com

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

    Media Contacts:
    Steven Small
    Zephyr Technology
    +1 443-569-3603
    steven.small@zephyr-technology.com

    Kristine Mulford
    Motorola, Inc.
    +1 847-576-4506
    Kristine.mulford@motorola.com


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