Push-to-talk (PTToC), is a means of instantaneous communication commonly employed in wireless cellular phone services.
Push-to-talk switches a phone from full duplex mode, where both parties can hear each other simultaneously, to half duplex mode, where only one party can speak at one time. The user uses a button to switch their device from voice transmission mode to voice reception mode meaning that the user’s mic is muted to voice communications until they press a button to broadcast.
The technology supports one-to-one calls and also enables an individual to reach hundreds of users, organized in groups, with a single press of a button.
Users can also message and send high quality images and videos to individuals or groups using IP networks for seamless connection.
Push-to-talk works by enabling the user to push a button on a handheld device and instantly transmit messages to one or many people at once. Users press and hold the button to talk, then they let go to listen.
Push-to-talk over cellular (PTToC), allows users to connect to through data networks, providing the stability of a mobile phone and making coverage more reliable than traditional two-way radios as well as enabling users to get an instant response, providing others are connected through Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G.
Devices that are most commonly used to support push-to-talk conversations are two-way radios, walkie talkies, and cell phones. In addition, professional, carrier grade push-to-talk devices are available.
Storm customers are also able to turn android or iOS devices into push-to-talk solutions using the Storm mobile app.
Unlike traditional analogue radios, which operate on radio waves, Storm’s digital technology works over cellular networks, including 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi. This means it offers global coverage and can be used anywhere there’s internet connection.
By improving communication within your business, push-to-talk can improve productivity and organisational efficiencies:
Workforce management provides business-critical information to help improve operating efficiencies and performance, maximise productivity and reduce operation costs and risk.
Workforce management solutions include a range of sophisticated features to manage employees and business assets. These include checklists and forms, and incident reporting and task allocation. They also enables businesses to keep track of their workforce and lone workers using a time and attendance feature whilst been able to communicate with them through our push to talk solution.
Storm’s solution is the only fully integrated workforce management and push-to-talk system in the world.
A fully integrated push-to-talk and workforce management solution enables you to simplify operations. The potential benefits of using a push to talk and workforce management system include improved forecasting and planning of labour requirements and improved employee productivity. It also increases operating efficiencies and performance, and reduces operational costs. It enables more efficient time and attendance tracking and the incident reporting feature helps to keep your workforce, including your lone workers, safer.