AUSTRALIA WIDE COVERAGEFRIENDLY EXPERT SERVICETELSTRA - OPTUS - VODAFONE24 / 7 SUPPORTUNRIVALED INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGEOVER 25 YEARS RADIO COMMUNICATION EXPERIENCE
PREMIUM CLOUD BASED NETWORK 2-WAY RADIO SOLUTION FOR ENTERPRISE
Press To Talk over Cellular (POC or PTToC) technology allows ‘one to many’ 2-Way two-way radio communication without the vast infrastructure setup costs, instead utilising the existing cellular networks (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone).
PoC 2-Way provide Press-To Talk-Over Cellular services for any organisation, no matter the size, including Australian Commercial and Government sectors serving a wide range of industries. PoC 2-Way is proudly Australian-owned and operated powered by Telstra, RapidPTT, Talkpod and AWS.
PoC technology provides infinite flexibility and opportunities availing itself to many PoC platform providers, hardware and app options. Selecting suitable hardware and platform services for any organisation is key to enjoying a seamless, feature-rich PoC environment. The synergy between both of these elements cannot be understated.
PoC tech is fast-paced, forever striving to add new features that weren’t thought possible yesteryear. Our technicians are in regular dialogue and play a key role in helping develop suitable hardware and software solutions on an international level. Our PoC solution has been carefully crafted from the ground up to provide an ‘it just works’ experience for end users.
Benefits of PoC over conventional two way radio communication solutions
Press-To-Talk over Cellular (PTToC or PoC) has become a popular choice for many two-way radio users due to a multitude of benefits. First and foremost is the massive coverage area – essentially Australia-wide – that is afforded to this technology by operating on the existing mobile networks: Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.
Provided a user is within cellular range they can enjoy two-way radio-like communications Australia Wide, doing away with the need for expensive repeater hardware and infrastructure setup costs.
Some other benefits PoC has over LMR include dispatch systems, integrated GPS location services, and the ability to integrate multimedia messaging. Whilst some LMR systems allow for some of theses features, they are by comparison are fairly limited.
The cost chasm separating LMR and PoC is as large as the coverage difference and a huge factor for most when considering LMR Vs PoC options. LMR systems can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars compared to a much smaller capital investment and or subscriptions associated with PoC technology.
Australia wide / world wide one to many secure group voice and data communications.
No licensing issues.
Easily manage your fleet (GPS, private calls, Geo-fencing and more).
Over the air programming (easily change radio configuration / add and delete channels, names etc).
Cost effective dispatch systems.
API for third party apps.
Savvy technically minded business owners have ditched the LMR ship and are taking advantage of the many and future proofed advantages that PoC delivers. When stacked up side by side it’s almost impossible to ignore the many advantages PoC delivers.
choosing the right solution
PTToC devices are fitted with SIM cards and generally run an Android operating system, much like a smartphone. They are specially designed with PTT communications in mind, incorporating purpose-placed keys for PTT, suitable battery capacity, emergency features, volume and channel selection – much like a ‘conventional’ two-way radio.
The 3 most important elements to consider when choosing a PoC solution are 1. The Platform. There are many PoC platform providers globally and whilst some may seem attractive due to the low monthly access fees they may not be suitable for commercial operation. Like anything, you get what you pay for 2. The hardware is critical to select hardware that is fit for the intended purpose and platform; the synergy between these two elements cannot be understated; platform engineers do not make apps suitable for all hardware options 3. Carrier, choosing the right carriers is important when considering the coverage area. As we know, not all providers are equal with cellular service, so check your coverage areas to ensure that coverage and capacity will suit your voice/data communication needs.
KEY CRITERIA TO CONSIDER
Is the PoC server located in the country of use (Australia)?
Is the APK (App) specifically tailored to get the most of your device (radio or glass)?
Does the service provider soley own and control the platform and application on both the front and backend?
Is the service future-proofed, i.e. ready to push future updates to existing devices over the air?
Does the service providers platform utilise IRP® (Intelligent Radio Protocol)?
Does the device have a minimum 2-year warranty and RCM approved?
If you have answered no to any of the above points, you may be paying for a second-rate service that cannot be relied upon, especially in a commercial environment.
Coverage across Australia
Secure Group Communications
Proper Utilization of existing mobile networks
GPS tracking and dispatcher software
Over the Air Group Re-programming
Affordable wide area communications
Availability of pooled data plans
One-to-many instant communications
Logistics and transport
Security and services
Manufacturing and Industry
Retail and Hospitality
Council and Government
Event organization and management
Business and enterprise
Training and education
Building and construction
Book your free demo
Call us on (03) 9899 6506 to discuss your requirements or book an obligation-free trial of hardware and a system suitable to your needs.