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• City of Madison, Wisconsin
• Madison, Wisconsin
• ire, police, public works
• MPRE two-way radio batteriesand chargers
• irst Motorola MPRE batteryand charger customer, beginningin June 2001• MPRE batteries power two-way radios for all major citydepartments including police,re, rescue and public works• MPRE smart battery chargersprovide valuable battery statusdata and extend battery life• early 4,000 MPRE batteriespurchased over a ten-year period
en years later, Motorola’s MPRE batteries and chargers are still the top choicefor the city of Madison, Wisconsin.
A DECADE wIThIMPRES
bATTERIES AD ChARERS
Te city o Madison, wisconsin, like every otercity, needs to ensure it gets te most out o itsinvestments, eter tat investment is a nestadium or a to-ay radio attery.
en years ago, the city of Madison was dealing with manyof the same problems it faces today. Most notably,ensuring the safety of its employees and maximizing theirproductivity. Every day, the police, re, rescue and publicworks departments relied on two-way radios to keep themconnected so they could do their jobs. nd those radiosdemanded durable and long-lasting batteries that lastedthroughout their long shifts. But problems like overchargingand overheating reduced battery life. ortunately, the city’spartnership with Motorola was about to change things.
In 2001, Motorola introduced IMPRES to-ayradio atteries and cargers, eaturing a varietyo crucial improvements tat elped enance te perormance o te city o Madison’s radiosin te feld and in te sop.
Motorola’s exclusive MPRE technology helped createsmarter batteries and chargers, taking the guesswork outof charging. he charger now provided a clear indication ofbattery capacity, and smart charging algorithms preventedbattery overcharging and overheating—all helping toextend the talk time and overall cycle life of the battery. RickKrueger, who worked for the city for over three decadesand served as the city’s radio shop foreman when Motorolaintroduced MPRE technology, clearly depicts the mostimportant benet to the city. “here were a lot of publicizedadvantages,” he says, “but the thing we were excited aboutwas that you couldn’t overcharge them. ou could leavethem in their chargers for a week and you didn’t have toworry about it.”
Te city o Madison as purcased nearly 4,000IMPRES atteries over te last 10 years asedon te success it ad it its initial IMPRESattery purcase in 2001.
Keith Lippert, communications operations supervisor, said,“Like any new product, we weren’t sure whether the MPREbatteries and chargers would actually work like Motorolaadvertised, but they worked great. Everything they saidthey would do, they did.” hanks to MPRE technology, thecity of Madison simplied battery management, optimizedday-to-day battery capacity levels and extended the lifeof its batteries. his improved the safety and productivityof its workers by giving them the confidence to knowthey could rely on their radios and gave the city a higherreturn on its investment.