Swedish group voice communications services specialist GroupTalk announced the launch of a new version of its cloud-based push-to-talk (PTT) technology over the mobile network today (31 March 2016).
New features include an updated panic alarm with positioning, and a new integrated queuing functionality in the PC Dispatch activated from Android as well as iPhone users.
GroupTalk, a provider of enterprise instant communications solutions for large work groups requiring fast, secure and flexible communication services, focuses on safety and security in the new update of its flagship PTT solution.
The update of the PC Dispatch specially addresses GroupTalk’s customers in the security industry, where it argues there are huge operational and financial gains by replacing old two-way radio systems with modern app-based systems operating over the mobile network, but also other professionals operating in insecure environments.
“The big news in the new dispatcher is that the command centre that receives a panic alarm, can immediately localise the alarm on a map, allowing immediate and quick contact with the user via push-to-talk,” explained Magnus Hedberg, CEO, GroupTalk.
The new update also comes with new integrated queuing functionality, implemented to facilitate control centres, handling large number of mobile GroupTalk users. This allows simultaneous assistance from the command centre to a large number of users. Just one touch on the smartphone will place the user in line. The new GroupTalk PC Dispatcher is also based on the new HTML5 technology and can be used directly in a web browser.
“HTML5 has a big advantage since it does not require software to be installed on your computer. The Dispatcher can be used on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X computers. This is a modern cloud solution with a cutting edge technology introduced timely for our main users,” said Magnus Hedberg.
New features on GroupTalk iPhone app - version 3.1:
- Panic alarm
- Support for several new models of monophones, or the commonly used English term Remote Speaker Microphones (RSM), popular accessories for professional PTT users
- The new version of GroupTalk iPhone supports RSM’s from Savox, Stone Mountain Blu-Comm, and Dell King
New features on GroupTalk Android app - version 3.1
- Panic alarm
- Support for the newest mobile phones with the latest version of Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Improved support for RSM from Seecode.