20th Apr 2017
Released On 17th Jun 2019
Push To Talk Over Cellular Network Radio (PoC)
What is Push-To-Talk-Over-Cellular?
PTT Over Cellular (PoC) is a cellular based two way radio that communicates using the existing 3G / 4G LTE network. PoC solutions first appeared on the market over a decade ago using the existing 2G network, however since the commercial 4G LTE rollout, fast data speeds and low latency now means Push-To-Talk-Over-Cellular now combines wide area network coverage with reliable performance.
Why Use PoC Instead Of A Mobile Phone?
PoC is designed to be used in commercial environments where you need to talk to one or more users instantly, with no connection delays. There is no need to dial numbers, you simply push the button to speak to the desired user or group. If that wasn't simple enough, you can also include full duplex conversation.
What Is Involved In The Installation Of A System?
Getting up and running with a PoC system is simple and straight forward, no repeaters, no infrastructure, no radio programming. The sim card and radio terminal is configured before it leaves our offices, meaning you simply unbox the radio and you are ready to benefit from wide area communication.
Do I Need A Licence?
No. You do not need a licence to operate LTE / PoC devices as they do not use the conventional radio spectrum.
4G Coverage In My Area Is Inconsistent, Does This Mean I Cannot Use The Radios?
The SIM cards used in our PoC solutions are not locked to one network supplier, it is a roaming SIM. A roaming SIM will pick up the strongest network, whether that is a 4G signal or a 3G signal.
Introducing Icom's IP501H LTE / PoC Handset
Of all of the products we have tested in this category the Icom IP501H really stood out from the rest of the competition. In terms of visual appeal, it is small, lightweight and an extremely robust unit that has impressive audio quality and a fantastic IP67 dust and waterproof rating. Coverage is where the IP501H really stands out from the rest. We have tested multiple other manufacturers and products and the IP501H is far superior with its nationwide coverage and no latency delay. We were so impressed with this unit we chose to stamp it with our Geeks Choice logo.
Icom IP501H Key Features
- IP67 Submersible
- Compact ( 59 x 95 x 32mm)
- Lightweight ( 240g)
- Full-Duplex Communication
- Multiple User Communication
- Priority Interrupt Calling
- High Quality Clear Audio Using G.726 Vocoder
- Individual, Group, Talkgroup, Multiplex Talkgroup and All Call
- Emergency Button, Lone Worker, Man Down
- Vibrate Alert Function
- Text Messaging
- 500 Memory Address Book
- Voice Message Recording
- Built-in Bluetooth and GPS
- App Monitoring - Monitor The GPS Positioning Of Your Fleet
Contact us for further information, pricing and availability.
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