Lte | 2020-10-13

EGC International partners with ESChat for launch of 'TalkPlus', a Push-to-Talk (PTT) and Group Communications service in Colombia

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

The TalkPlus service will include the ESChat feature set, including: encrypted PTT voice, encrypted multi-media Group Messaging and live location tracking and mapping.

ESChat today announced it has partnered with EGC international, Inc. to launch Push-to-Talk (PTT) service in Colombia. Service will be managed by EGC international, Inc. subsidiaries EICOM, SAS, and EGC Colombia SAS. The EGC solution will be launched in November 2020 under the service name "TalkPlus, powered by ESChat". The TalkPlus service will include the ESChat feature set, including: encrypted PTT voice, encrypted multi-media Group Messaging and live location tracking and mapping. The companies have completed a commercial agreement and are now preparing for the commercial launch.

"The TalkPlus service powered by ESChat, provides a fast and organized communication experience, with integrated multimedia group messaging and location based features to make professional communication secure and reliable for our customers," said Arnaldo González, Chairman of the Board of EGC INTERNATIONAL Inc, and EICOM, SAS "Through our collaboration with ESChat, we're helping businesses empower their mobile workforces while driving agility, cost savings, and a smooth transition for existing iDEN customer and new B2B PoC users".

"EGC International's selection of ESChat to power the TalkPlus Group Communications platform is a great honor. EGC is led by a seasoned team of telecom industry professionals. This combined with our industry leading service and technology, TalkPlus is positioned to take command of the PTT market in Colombia." said John Dilley, Chief Revenue Officer for ESChat. "I look forward to a very successful partnership with EGC as we begin a global expansion of our market territories."

Used by all branches of the U.S. Military, as well as federal, state and local public safety agencies, ESChat is able to operate over and across any wireless network, including all commercial carriers, private 3G/4G/5G networks and WIFI. ESChat supports standards-based interoperability with LMR radio networks, including P25 via the native Inter RF Subsystem Interface ("ISSI") protocol and DMR via the native Inter Application Interface Specification ("AIS") protocol. ESChat also supports interoperability via RoIP to all LMR radio networks, regardless of radio technology or operating frequency band.