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Modern PTT technology for the Security industry
2016-10-19

The demand for security is increasing, but most security companies are still using out-dated internal communication systems based on two-way radios (walkie-talkies), which is not suitable for a modern competitive industry with low margins. This said CEO of leading provider of enterprise push-to-talk (PTT) group voice communications services, Swedish GroupTalk, Magnus Hedberg in a statement.

Read the pressrelease in English, pressmeddelande på Svenska eller pressemelding på Norsk.

GroupTalk is a member of SäkerhetsBranschen
2016-09-20

GroupTalk is a member of SäkerhetsBranschen, an association that brings together actors in the security industry to initiate, visualise, create opinion and drive value-creating security issues in a forum for a safer and more secure Sweden. The overall task of the association is to work for that the members provide good quality services with a high knowledge and act responsibly.

Read the pressrelease in Swedish.

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GroupTalk to work with Radioteknikk as reseller in Norway
2016-09-13

Leading provider of enterprise push-to- talk (PTT) group voice communications services, Swedish GroupTalk, continues to expand its market presence in Norway among traditional two-way radio customers. GroupTalk will now also supply its market-leading push-to-talk solution (PTT/radio) to Norwegian customers via Radioteknikk AS, a two-way radio communications expert based in Oslo.

GroupTalk has signed a reseller agreement with Radioteknikk AS in Norway. The agreement is Group Talks first reseller agreement with a communications radio supplier on the Norwegian market, and turns Radioteknikk in to a supporter of GroupTalk’s PTT service to Norwegian customers.

”We are currently experiencing a strong interest in our communication solutions, especially from the security industry and small medium business, and particularly in export markets as the Norwegian,” said Magnus Hedberg, CEO of GroupTalk. “Our cost efficient and easy-to-use cloud-based service is rapidly attracting customers within industries such as aviation, construction and infrastructure, energy, retail and security.”

Radioteknikk AS has a long history of providing a wide range of radio communications services to a variety of customers in security, parking, taxi, buss, logistics, maritime, accommodation, hospitality, schools and manufacturing.

”The GroupTalk push-to-talk solution suits us perfectly as our mission is frequently to provide professional communications services over large geographic areas to our customers,” said Jan Støkkebo, Administrative Director at Radioteknikk AS. ”Being able to link these with a communications network gives us an opportunity to share information and resources in a way that we have not been able to do with our previous traditional communications solutions. The ability to provide turnkey managed services at a low price point is also important to meet the needs of our customers.”

The solution provided allows PTT communication directly from smartphone, tablet or PC/Mac. The user easily controls the number of users, associated channels and access. The solution also includes push-to-talk accessories such as acoustic headsets and Bluetooth-based PTT buttons that enable simple and safe communication between users through a single button. GroupTalks cloud-based communications solution will be

provided as a fully managed service by Radioteknikk, making the service extremely user friendly and quick to access even for customers with no experience from using radio.

Download: Pressrelease in English or Pressemelding på Norsk.

Security industry must embrace modern PTT technologies for a more profitable, secure and efficient working environment
2016-08-28

The global security industry is growing at a rapid pace. More professional and coordinated operations across disciplines and geographical borders among criminals, is one of the drivers of the increased demand for advanced security services. This calls for more intense surveillance and security, according to the Europol “Serious and Organized Crime Assessment Report”. Gartner puts the global security market at $86bn, with annual growth of close to nine percent, citing “growing complexity of attacks”.

At the same time the security industry finds itself in a consolidation phase, adapting new technologies with a strong focus on digital services and offers as Security as a Service. Intense competition in the industry are also squeezing profits, forcing security companies to focus on more logistically efficient solutions, cost savings, and smarter and safer interactions between security staff.

Out-dated communications routines

An important factor for safe and efficient security monitoring is the successful coordination and interconnection between guards and security control centres while patrolling, especially when covering large areas such as shopping malls, hotels, airports, event venues, logistics centres etc. However, most security staff around the world still uses traditional and out-dated two-way radios…

Read full security article.

GroupTalk PC Dispatch 1.1.6 with live location updates of mobile users Panic Alarms
2016-08-22

The GroupTalk service provide Panic Alarm functionality for mobile users. The alarm is sent to the GroupTalk PC Dispatch, to any other mobile user or system in a configurable SMS format or over IP.

The GroupTalk PC dispatch has been updated to version 1.1.6 that support live location updates of users that have triggered a Panic Alarm, the location of the user is updated continuously and displayed in the map in the GroupTalk PC Dispatch. Previously only the initial location of the user was reported when a Panic Alarm was triggered.