twistedpair44Seattle startup Twisted Pair Solutions has been acquired by Motorola Solutions in a deal of undisclosed size. Twisted Pair’s technology creates an integrated communications system for smartphones, tablets and PCs into secure communication, allowing those devices to talk to each other seamlessly in mission-critical business, public safety and military applications.

“The acquisition of Twisted Pair enables Motorola Solutions to address all of those choices and accelerate push-to-talk expansion across multiple technologies,” said Bob Schassler, senior vice president, Government Solutions, Motorola Solutions. “We are excited to expand Motorola Solutions’ thought leadership in this space with Twisted Pair’s industry-proven technology and talent who know how to effectively extend the boundaries of land mobile radio.”

Twisted Pair was led by Tom Guthrie, the former CTO of It was founded by Derick Clack and Shaun Botha in 1999, with the company pulling in $9 million in series A funding in 2006 from Ignition Partners, Core Capital Partners and Chart Capital Partners.

Here’s more on how Twisted Pair works.  

“Twisted Pair’s WAVE Desktop, Dispatch and Web applications provide customers choices in their dispatch communications and unify communications among teams of workers, whether in their office or mobile. The WAVE communications platform provides interoperability to extend land mobile radios, PBXs and other communication systems, allowing teams of employees, whether mobile or in their offices, to effectively communicate through voice, text and data — securely, reliably and in real time — regardless of network, carrier, protocol or device.”

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  • Telko12

    now this is probably good news but we’ll know what it means once we know the price point of this transaction . Is the intent to drown Twisted Pair or to actually use its tech at MSI?

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