Motorola Solutions intros AME 2000, an Android-based secure platform for federal agencies
The name is 2000. AME 2000. That’s the James Bond-style intro we think Motorola Solutions should prep for the company’s latest Android-based device that comes with a locked down, user-friendly platform.
Mind you, we’re not talking about the Motorola that was acquired by Google last year, but the smaller company that worked as a separate Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Public Safety division for the old Moto until 2011.
With that out of the way, let’s focus on the AME 2000 Secure Mobile Solution. That’s not just a smartphone, but a hardware and software combo aimed at providing end-to-end encrypted voice and data communications through private or public wireless networks to federal agents. Or, simply put, a phone with a forked version of Android spiced up with loads of security apps and programs.
There’s support for end-to-end encrypted voice services and messaging, secure data-in-transit between the actual mobile device and a customer enterprise, as well as CRYPTR micro, a hardware security module with tamper protection for keys, tokens and certificates.
In a nutshell, this is every spy’s dream (we think). And that’s despite the fact the smartphone looks like a bland old 2011 RAZR on the outside and nothing more. But hey, government agents should probably look beyond appearances and be more interested on what gets the job done, right?