AT&T Upgrades its Push-to-Talk Service
Published on: 14th Aug 2014
USA based AT&T has launched an enhanced version of its Push to Talk service, that it says is more versatile and feature rich.
AT&T said that its Enhanced PTT offers businesses a larger selection of accessories and devices, more flexibility when migrating from older legacy CDMA push-to-talk systems, and greater control of their workforce with AT&T's Integrated Dispatch solution.
Unlike two-way radios, AT&T EPTT can help individuals and groups communicate using a variety of different smartphone and rugged devices.
For Marriott, the benefits of using AT&T EPTT devices extend across a wide variety of job functions. While all users benefit from the ability to go back and forth between cellular and Wi-Fi networks to always stay connected, those with corporate job functions can use their preferred smartphones, and those in maintenance or housekeeping can choose from a rugged device. Because AT&T EPTT devices have no range sensitivity, Marriott drivers can easily and reliably communicate while on trips. Managers can use the voice override feature to handle emergencies.
AT&T is also offering a bill credit of US$100 to any customer who migrates from its legacy CDMA PTT platform to the new service.
In addition, AT&T and Raytheon are working together to further expand the reach of AT&T EPTT, giving businesses the option to integrate their push to talk solution with traditional Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. With this capability, field workers can access AT&T EPTT with a smartphone, rugged device or LMR.