Two-way radio communication can be traced back over a century. Originally discovered by German physicist, Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, who believed there was no practical application for the wireless waves he discovered.
In an effort to reduce the number of auto accidents related to distracted driving by commercial motor vehicles, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration( FMCSA) passed a law limiting the use of mobile phones by commercial drivers.
Push to talk (PTT) is not exactly recent technology. It has been around for a while. But with cellular networks adding to the mix, it’s catching on as a viable communication tool for businesses in a variety of industries, however.
Whether you are new to push to talk over cellular (PoC) technology or are trying to learn more about it, understanding the following terminology may help you get more mileage from your PoC experience.
Push to talk over cellular technology, sometimes called PTT or PoC, allows people to use traditional mobile phones (or in our case, specially designed walkie talkie style radios) that mimic two-way radios with an unlimited range. This gives users instant access to a single user or an entire group of users to send critical safety alerts and instant communication.
This is the inaugural post of the Peak PTT blog. We hope this blog will become your “go to” resource for all your questions about push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) technology and the many ways you can use it to help grow, expand, and improve your business.