Lte | 2019-07-01

Motorola Solutions Launches Network-Independent Broadband Push-To-Talk and Multimedia Group Communications Service in EMEA

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Cloud-based WAVETM broadband push-to-talk (PTT) service connects teams – whether they rely on smartphones, radios or broadband devices / New WAVE Radio TLK 100 provides PTT communication for enhanced workgroup collaboration.

Motorola Solutions has launched WAVE – the new, network-independent multimedia communication subscription service in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The cloud-based push-to-talk (PTT) service connects teams and enables real-time group communications using any device from smartphones to two-way radios, tablets and PCs to broadband devices.

WAVE RADIO TLK 100
In addition to its cloud-based WAVE service, Motorola Solutions is introducing its new purpose-built WAVE Radio: the TLK 100. The TLK 100 combines the functional benefits of WAVE with a rugged radio form factor for professional users. The device provides businesses with instant push-to-talk communication across Europe, utilising 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi networks without the need for costly or time-consuming spectrum licensing or manual programming. The rugged PTT device is ideal for industries like construction, transportation, energy, private security, and more. Businesses can easily manage their workforce using the integrated GPS to maximise safety, check project status, find faster routes, modify tasks, and position team members where they are needed most.

WAVE MOBILE APP
A new WAVE Mobile Application enables workers to turn their phone into a broadband PTT handset and get instant communication anywhere they have broadband service. Users can connect their two-way radio system to WAVE, extending coverage and allowing smartphones to communicate with radio users. Integrated messaging also enables them to push text, video, audio, photos and files to individuals or groups as well as coordinate meetings based on location sharing.

WAVE DISPATCH APPLICATION
Motorola Solutions also offers a WAVE Dispatch Application to further simplify day-to-day broadband PTT group communications. With WAVE Dispatch, businesses can manage their resources and coordinate an effective operation from any internet connection with a standard browser. They can keep in touch with their teams to ensure that they have all the information they need. Workforces can also be deployed more efficiently through location updates and mapping.

“We see a growing demand from businesses that need to connect their teams via easy-to-use push-to-talk services in the field,” said Viv Francis, vice president, channel sales EMEA at Motorola Solutions. “They need future-leading technologies for group-based broadband communications, plus purpose-built devices that function at the push of a single button to improve employee efficiency.”