News

GroupTalk for Android 3.2.3

2017-09-26

Wideband audio is the most noticeable news in this update.

Additional new features and improvements:

  • Support for Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Incoming transmission sound is a new setting that adds an alert sound and vibrate before a received talkburst is played (if there has not been a conversation during the last 30 seconds). This feature is particularly useful if you use a phone for PTT without any PTT accessories. This is a feature that actually has been asked for by many of our customers. Please check it out and provide us with your feedback.

GroupTalk 3.2.3 incoming transmission sound - wide

  • Volume settings for start and stop sounds this is very useful when you use a wired head-set for PTT and may have experienced the start / stop sounds being too loud.
  • PTT button support on Bittium Tough Mobile and Runbo s11.
  • Aina RSM serial protocol support for older phones such as Samsung Xcover 3. Bluetooth LE should be used if the devices support it.
  • 64 bit processors supported natively on phones with such processors.

GroupTalk PC Dispatch (HTML5) version – New User Manual
2017-06-22

The GroupTalk PC Dispatch (HTML5) version has been updated with some GUI refinements and support for USB PTT buttons that can be connected to a PC or Mac to control the Push to Talk functionality.

More importantly a completely new User Guide for GroupTalk PC Dispatcher has been posted. Check it out to learn more about the functionality of the Dispatcher.

GroupTalk Dispatch 1.1.13

The Future of Push to Talk Communications
2017-06-08

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An entertaining, educating and enlightening article on two way radio communication and the evolution of ‘push to talk’ for professional users. The article was shared by Andrew J Clark, Managing Director at G6 Global, with decades of expertise and experience in the field.

Grab a coffee, relax and enjoy reading this somewhat long but excellent article about radio communication and PTToC – Push to Talk Over Cellular.

Read the full article in (PDF).

SKEF News: Modern PTT technology boosts the security industry
2017-04-09

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Modern PTT technology, connected vehicles, mobile trends for 2017 and 5G are some of the interesting articles in the April 2017 issue of SKEF News (Sveriges Kommunikations-Elektronik Företagsförening, in Swedish).

Read about how the use of smartphones with app solutions is increasing business efficiency and security. The shift from traditional radios to smartphone based PTT solutions in combination wth alarm, location based services and mobile workforce applications is creating new opportunities.

See page 8 – 15 of SKEF News – April 2017 (PDF)

GroupTalk Android app, web admin and PC Dispatch update
2017-03-19

GroupTalk for Android Version 3.1.17

A minor update of the GroupTalk app for Android has been released with the following improvements:

  • New settings:
    • “Stay active in background”, that keeps the GroupTalk active even when the app is in the background. This settings need to be activated on some devices, such as the Sonim XP7 when used with the Sonim wired PTT headset. By default this setting should not be activated.
    • “Microphone mode”. This is a setting to be used if you experience low volume from the built in microphone on the phone. This can be the case on some older phones. In that case the “Compatibility” mode should be selected. To benefit from noise reduction and filtering the mode “Voice Communications” shall be selected.
  • The PTT button on the S88 Smart Walkie Talkie is now supported and a button has been added in the GroupTalk app for direct access to DMR/analog radio functionality of the device.
  • Improved auto connect after temporarily loss of network.

GroupTalk web admin Version 1.9.4

New administrative features have been added to the GroupTalk web admin, that will be useful for the Customers admin of the GroupTalk service, to have a better view of licenses used for the service and associated costs.

  • Daily licenses is now supported. A user with a daily license can be registered in the GroupTalk service at no cost, until the user goes on-line and at that time a 24 hours service period is activated with a cost according to the price list.
  • Three different GroupTalk licenses are now supported:
    • Annual licenses which qualifies for volume discounts.
    • Monthly licenses which can be used when the Customer do not want to make a longer term service commitment for some users.
    • Daily licenses which can be used when a Customer has users that only require the service for one or a couple of days infrequently.
  • Cost items can now be associated with a user, this allows larger organisations with multiple departments to more easily calculate how to distribute the cost per department.
  • Invoice specifications can now be generated. The specification lists the licenses used and associated costs per Cost Item.

GroupTalk PC dispatch Version 1.1.11

The web based GroupTalk PC Dispatch has been updated

  • Support for daily licenses.
  • Update look of User Interface (in line with the web admin).
  • When location services is activated, the users will now be displayed with their name next to the corresponding marker on the map. For users with phones that supports “bearing”, an arrow will be displayed illustrating the direction that the user is heading.