Sonim XP8 ultra-rugged smartphone supported by new Verizon MCPTT offering
Sonim Technologies (Nasdaq: SONM) today announced that its XP8 Android ultra-rugged smartphone is among the initial devices that are approved for Verizon’s new Push-to-Talk Responder mission-critical, interoperable-ready solution.
Verizon Push-to-Talk Responder is built to 3GPP MCPTT standards, complements the capabilities provided by Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks, and is designed to empower first responders to quickly assess a situation and communicate through text, data and, in the future, live video streaming. The Sonim XP8, which is purpose-built for public safety, includes many features that enhance the PTT experience. Features supported by Push-to-Talk Responder running on XP8 include:
- Dedicated PTT button – no need to wake the device up or launch the app like consumer smartphones
- Red (Emergency) Button – instantly alert dispatch and/or emergency servicesUltra-loud speakers and noise suppression – ensure you can stay in communication in the harshest conditions
- Mission-critical accessories – a broad range of industrial accessories, including remote speaker microphones, wireless mics and in-vehicle mounts to address the common needs of first responders
“We are very pleased to have worked alongside Verizon for the development and testing of their new mission-critical push-to-talk offering, Push-to-Talk Responder,” said Sonim CMO John Graff. “The enhanced functionality and improved performance Verizon is bringing to first responders, combined with the purpose-built PTT features in the Sonim XP8, should further the acceptance and growth of rugged cellular-based mobility solutions in public safety.”