Hytera Launches Nationwide PTT over Cellular Service
Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Comments

Hytera unveiled push-to-talk (PTT) over cellular (PoC) radios, along with the HALO nationwide group communications solution for the United States. PoC enables push-to-talk communications over cellular networks, creating a wide-area radio network that uses the cellular infrastructure of mobile network operators.

The service features a dispatch application that is designed for transportation, logistics and service companies with large or small fleets. Integral GPS capabilities of the PoC radios allow tracking driver locations and travel routes with time stamps. The dispatcher may stun (turn off) and reactivate a radio, perform lone worker monitoring and receive emergency alarms, along with full call recording, logging and playback.

The service also supports instant group calling and individual calling. Dynamic groups can be quickly created with a simple list selection or geographically by selecting an area on the dispatch map.

"Hytera's nationwide PoC solution leverages the advantages of both LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks and LMR, enabling instant group calling with unlimited channels, service dispatching and GPS driver location tracking," said Steve Cragg, vice president of sales with Hytera America. "The PNC370 radios with the HALO dispatch application can be deployed very quickly to deliver these features at a lower cost than traditional radio systems."

The PNC370 is a compact, durable, and easy-to-operate LTE handheld radio with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Wi-Fi capability enables calls inside buildings with Wi-Fi network connectivity, and the radio can automatically and seamlessly switch to an LTE network when a caller moves outside Wi-Fi network range. The HALO Android app comes pre-installed on the radios for access to PoC services. The Hytera HALO system also supports bring your own device (BYOD) cellphones with the Android app.

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On 9/18/19, Bill Bower said:
Excellent news.
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