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MotoIr COVID-19 Update

MotoIr Update to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Sonia Laurell

March 23, 2020

AS OF 3/23/2020

MOTOROLA IRRIGATION IS FOLLOWING MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS GLOBAL RESPONSE ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION

A highly skilled team has been put in place and is closely monitoring the situation around the world. We have taken measures to manage the virus’ impact by following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and local governments. These measures include:

  • Working Remotely
    We have advised employees and contractors to work from home if they can. Those with responsibilities that require them to be on-site to support the mission-critical efforts of our customers have received more information about performing their duties to the extent possible and allowable during this time.
  • Heavily Restricting Travel
    Employees have been instructed to avoid domestic and international air travel, which currently requires leadership approval.
  • Avoiding In-Person Meetings and Gatherings
    Employees have been asked to avoid large in-person meetings and gatherings. Further, we have canceled our in-person corporate events and will opt for virtual events and product showcases instead.
  • Implementing Extra Cleaning and Hygiene Measures
    We have implemented additional cleaning procedures at our facilities and continue to share guidance from public health authorities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Business Continuity Planning
    We are committed to supporting our public safety and enterprise customers during this time, as we do during natural disasters and other widespread emergencies. Business continuity plans are being expanded, so we can adjust to changing circumstances and restrictions while striving to meet the varied needs of our customers. We encourage our customers to contact their account managers with questions.

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS  FOR FOOD PRODUCTION, UTILITIES AND PUBLIC SAFETY

STATEMENT Branif Systems, a unit of Motorola IrrigationSystems Ltd. (MOTOIR) provides Small, Medium and Large Farming Enterprises andGovernment Agencies critical infrastructure for Irrigation of multiple crops and water transport utility services. Without our services and products, farmers who are clients of Branif Systems will not be able to irrigate and fertilize their crops, which could adversely impact the food supply in the United States and Public Agencies that are clients of Branif Systems will be disrupted.  

According the State of California, Branif Systems falls under “Essential Business” under the activities of:

 

1.         Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing.

2.         Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate.

3.         Plumbers,Electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, “essential activities,” and “essential businesses.”

 

MotoIr and Branif Systems Products and Services Directly Control and Automate the processes critical to producing food:

  

This Includes, but is not limited to:

Pumps to pump water, Valves for Irrigation, VFD drives to move water and Fertilizer, Reservoir Banks and Reservoirs, Filters andFiltration Systems, Wind and Heat Machines, Acid and pH Control, WaterTurnouts, Gates and Canals, Water Wells, Storage Tanks

In Public Safety, Branif Systems provides critical infrastructure related to Monitoring, Controlling and Reporting on Waste water distribution and treatment. From measuring critical gas levels to turbidity in sewage systems or controlling sewage lift gates. The Public Agencies rely on our products and services to maintain a safe, reliable and complaint public service.

In Addition, Branif Systems works with Law Enforcement to provide limited CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) alerting systems and the servicing and support of these systems is critical to Public Safety.

MotoIr and Branif Systems is only deploying staff to clients or to our facilities if it is deemed necessary to support and continue to provide the products and services required to meet client operational needs, which is limited to Growing Food, Irrigation, Public Safety and Compliance.

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