Transforming your Android or Apple device into a two-way radio

Using your smartphone as a walkie talkie is easy, thanks to the latest Push to Talk (PTT) technology. PTT is a fantastic opportunity to combine the wide-area coverage of the cellular network with the convenience of two-way radios, helping your organisation communicate more comfortably and effectively. Digicom Wireless is proud to offer this technology through the ChatterPTT app. Here are the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about transforming your Apple or Android device into a functioning walkie talkie:

Which mobile networks will my devices operate on? 

Getting PTT on your smart devices offers exceptional flexibility and coverage, harnessing the technology of all major cellular networks, including 3G/4G/LTE, and Wi-Fi.

Which two-way radio networks will my devices operate on?  

Digicom Wireless, through ChatterPTT, will connect to any two-way network platform, whether that’s Analogue, Conventional, MPT Trunking, DMR, DMR Trunking, NXDN, DPMR, TETRA, or P25.

How can my devices join two-way radio channel groups?

Using ChatterPTT, you can connect your devices to a two-way channel group through a RoIP gateway hardware product. You can then transmit calls from your devices over the two-way radio network and over cellular, offering more choice in your communications.

Do I need to buy any new hardware for this service?

No. With ChatterPTT you can bring your own devices along, which makes the process extra cost effective, easy and straightforward.

What are the benefits of using my smart device as a walkie talkie?  

There are many benefits of using PTT on your smart device. For example, through the ChatterPTT app, you can enjoy:

  • A single communications platform

Harnessing internet technologies, PTT will merge the devices used by your organisation onto a single platform, so your mobile phones, laptops and tablets work in harmony with your walkie talkie system.

  • Managing hundreds of users simultaneously

Each user can be assigned to their own custom profile, placed in their specific talk groups and given unique call capabilities based on their role, making them easier to manage and keep track of.

  • Great coverage, even when signal is down  

Users can expect clear and simplified without having to worry about issues like interference, poor or no coverage.

  • The latest apps

Take advantage of apps like GPS Location Services, Voice Call and Text Message, across a range of workforce devices.

  • Safety enhancements

Workers can initiate an emergency call or SOS at the touch of the button from their phone app.

How do I access this technology?  

At Digicom, you simply need to bring along your Apple or Android devices, and we’ll tailor a plan to suit your needs and requirements.

Ready to improve safety, reduce downtime and boost your productivity? ChatterPTT can help you get the results you’re looking for. Digicom will consult with your organisation to determine if PTT on your Android or Apple device is right for you. We’ll help you find an advanced digital solution that perfectly meets your business needs, allowing you to utilise new digital innovations with confidence. For upgrades, support or information, contact us online or on 1300 398 221.

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