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Orion Partners Dominate Motorola Solutions Awards in Surfers Paradise


The Orion Network (“Orion”), Australia’s largest commercial digital two way radio network dominated the Motorola Solutions’ Australia New Zealand Channel Partner Awards last week, with Orion partners taking out six of the eight possible award categories.

Orion partners took out awards in the following categories:

  • Partner Excellence Award – Mastercom
  • Australian Radio Partner of the Year – Crosscom
  • Outstanding Radio Sales Achievement, New Zealand – Logan Caufield, Genesis Communications
  • Outstanding Radio Sales Achievement, Australia – James Holmes, Crosscom
  • New Zealand Radio Partner of the Year – TL Parker


Other award category winners included:

  • Australasian Radio Solution Partner of the Year – CSE
  • Australasian Accessories Partner of the Year – Ezi Com


Hamish Duff, founding partner of Orion commented, “To be recognised with such breadth across our partner companies is demonstrative of our award winning foundations and growing force in the Australian digital two way radio market. We have worked extremely hard to create a communications platform that is truly national, and leverages Australia’s best talent and latest global digital two way radio technologies. We are continually evolving as a business and are setting competitive benchmarks for connecting critical fleet and field operations.”

In addition to the Group’s success, Orion’s founding director Hamish Duff, received a standing peer ovation, upon being presented the prestigious ‘Silver Fox’ award by Martin Chappell, General Manager – Radio Channel Sales, Motorola Solutions.

“The Silver Fox Award is named after Gary Roche, the father of the radio industry and is awarded annually to the Motorola Solutions partner who exemplifies our shared values without exception throughout the year. Hamish is a visionary in the industry and at the forefront of digital radio technology. He is an outstanding mentor to both his own staff and his peers. This award is given in recognition of his leadership within the industry and his commitment to provide customers with solutions which enable them to achieve better business performance,” confirmed Chappell.

Hosted at the Marriott Hotel in Surfers Paradise – Queensland, the Casino Royale themed gala awards were preceded by a two-day conference attended by approximately 200 senior radio industry leaders representing Motorola Solutions’ leading channel partners from across Australia and New Zealand.

Award winners were selected based on their alignment with Motorola Solutions’ core values including:

  • Innovation
  • Passion
  • Drive
  • Accountability
  • Partnerships


“We look forward to working with Motorola Solutions in 2015 as we continue to expand our network and harness the opportunities of digital mobile radio to offer further efficiencies in service delivery and safety performance,” concluded Duff.