GroupTalk app for iPhone version 3.3.7 required for iOS 12.4 users

iPhone and iPad users that have upgraded to iOS 12.4 must update to version 3.3.7 or later of the GroupTalk for iPhone app.

The iOS 12.4 update from Apple includes a limitation/bug that requires the GroupTalk app to be updated in order for the GroupTalk service to function in the “background” (not visible on the screen) as well as with bluetooth Remote Speaker Microphones or Bluetooth PTT buttons.


GroupTalk recorder

The GroupTalk recorder has been launched as a cloud service (previously it was only available as on On-Premise solution). The recorder can be configured to record and store any combination of Group PTT, Private calls and voice monitoring during panic alarms.

GroupTalk Recorder

GroupTalk PC Dispatcher as an app

The GroupTalk Dispatcher is by default used from the Google Chrome web browser.

It is possible to install the Dispatcher as a stand-alone app on Windows and Mac. Make sure that your Google Chrome web browser is up to date (minimum version 73) and enter the address:
Click on “Install GroupTalk Dispatcher…” in the menu.

Next you can drag the icon and place it in the Dock on the Mac and when launched the GroupTalk Dispatcher will be running in its own window.

GroupTalk Install dispatcher

GroupTalk for Android 3.4.0

Now includes support for:
  • Hytera PNC550 smart PoC device with PTT and alarm button
  • Phonak Communication covert bluetooth PTT accessory
  • Seecode bluetooth NBT912 Smart PTT headset

Hytera pnc550

GroupTalk Dispatch with Mute Groups

Mute Groups can be used to prevent audio feedback loops of from nearby users. This solves the problem when multiple Dispatchers are located in the same room and use external speakers or Desktop microphones with built in speakers and the voice of the operators can be heard both “over the shoulder” and through the GroupTalk PC Dispatcher.

To make use of this feature, first create the Mute Group as needed and then assign them to user categories. Users belonging to that user category will then have the option to select a mute group among from those available. Users with the same mute group will then not hear each others voice transmission. This feature is currently available for dispatchers only.