2 Categories of Next-Generation Push-to-Talk (PTT) Devices

From rugged devices, to touch screen data devices that are capable of running mobile apps, next-generation PTT offers more choices than ever before.

With so many options available, how do you choose the right next-generation Push-to-Talk (PTT) devices for your team? Many businesses that use PTT have employees with specific needs regarding one-touch communications.

For example, employees that work in the field or in physically demanding jobs need rugged devices that can be dropped without breaking and can endure dirt, dust and extreme temperatures. Other field employees might need sturdy devices, but also the versatility and functionality of smartphones that allow users to look up directions with GPS, send emails, or take pictures. In the office, however, ruggedness might not be as important for those employees that need to connect instantly with their colleagues in the field.

Luckily, there are a wide variety of devices designed to meet the unique needs of every member of your team – and they can all connect with each other over PTT. Here’s a guide to the 2 categories of next-generation devices that are available:

PTT devices for the field

Our partners, Sonim and Ruggear, have developed PTT devices that are built tough, often designed to military-grade specifications, and able to withstand dropping and extreme temperatures in harsh working conditions like on constructions sites. Some models are also intrinsically safe-certified to prevent electrical sparks that can pose a hazard in sensitive and highly flammable environments. If your team works in the field, rugged PTT devices paired with LINX may be ideal.

PTT devices for the office

For your employees that work in the office and do not need the strong, durable design of rugged devices, next-generation PTT is available on smartphones as well. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is an increasing trend toward employee-owned devices within a business, making LINX PTT a seamless and cost-effective fit. All you need is your device and service from your mobile carrier, and you’re ready to connect with just one touch. What’s more, LINX PTT is carrier agnostic and will work over any network 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, WiFi. With the LINX PTT smartphone app you get the instant connectivity of PTT along with the multi-tasking benefits of mobile applications.

Whether your team requires rugged PTT devices or smartphones, LINX PTT has you covered, so request your own LINX PTT demo today!