Push to Talk (PTT)
The In Touch Push To Talk (PTT) service allows your field workers to keep in constant touch with the office as well as each other. By using the existing mobile phone network, Push To Talk (PTT) also allows you to better manage equipment costs as staff need only carry one device.
Push To Talk (PTT) is a business radio service that uses GSM mobile phones. It allows instant communication either on a one-to-one basis or as a broadcast to a group of people using Push To Talk (PTT) technology on their mobile phones.
Push To Talk is quicker than a phone call because there is no number to dial. To make a call, the caller simply pushes a button on the phone and talks. Similar to the concept of a two way radio, PTT uses the global GSM mobile phone network and is therefore more suitable for organisations which require wider geographic coverage.
Push To Talk also integrates seamlessly with your Local Area Network (LAN) so that office-based users can keep in contact with field based staff using a PC.
Push To Talk (PTT)
Voice communication at the push of a button. Communicate privately on a one-to-one basis, or have a discussion with the whole team on an instant conference call.
Push To Talk PC / Mobile Integration & Flexibility
Office-based staff can now directly support and manage field staff through their PC or a Push To Talk (PTT) mobile phone.
Range of Mobile Handsets
The Push To Talk Service is supported by a range of Nokia handsets to suit different budget and functionality requirements. New handsets are constantly being added to the list that will support the Push To Talk service.
Wide Network Coverage
The Push To Talk (PTT) service is available in the UK on the T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone and Orange networks. Calls can be made between Push To Talk mobile phones almost anywhere in the world.
No extra handsets required: Staff can use their GSM mobile handset as both a phone and a Push To Talk (PTT) device.
Organisations can provide Push To Talk (PTT) mobile phones to all staff - even temporary staff – safe in the knowledge that the phones cannot be abused to make non work related phone calls. Phones can be configured for data-only use so that Push To Talk will continue to work but users are unable to make GSM phone calls.
Push To Talk (PTT) allows groups of workers to keep in constant touch with the team, even if dispersed around the country. Push To Talk (PTT) phones can be also fitted with earpieces with PTT buttons - this allows calls to be made and received without touching the phone.
As backup to an existing radio network
Many organisations, particularly the emergency services, depend heavily on their radio communication systems to co-ordinate staff. Because Push To Talk (PTT) uses the GSM network, it is ideal as an alternative high availability service in the event of the primary radio network failing.
One of the main benefits of In Touch’s Push to Talk system is that it allows group discussions of up to 850 people being involved in a single conversation. Imagine being able to talk to your entire workforce in a single telephone call. This could be vital in emergency situations. Direct communications with your workforce is usually very difficult and expensive to achieve and In Touch’s Push to Talk system provides this facility at very little cost as part of the mobile phone provision. The ability to pass an instant message and gain immediate feedback is a very powerful management tool.