The recent development of push to talk over cellular (POC) has lead to need for a mobile device that is rugged, seamlessly links radio PTT feature with a cellular phone and has a battery that will last not matter what. RugGear's range of smartphone aim to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to communicate in even the harshest of conditions.

 The advantages of using PTT over cellular

Within a number of industries, the success of a company’s operations relies on workers being able to communicate effectively and quickly, between distant sites, with a number of different parties at any time. Examples of this are warehousing, security and transport & logistics.
The traditional method of communication in such environments is the Push-to-talk radio station, also known as the ‘walkie-talkie’, which has its advantages over a traditional cellphone or landline. However, it also has its drawbacks including: range, number of speakers, security of the network, and the burden of having to carry an additional device.

RugGear’s PTT technology uses mobile and Wi-Fi networks for fast, clear, real time communication. This technology on a mobile device is known as Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC).

PoC started over GPRS, or 2G, network and was initially designed to work over slim data networks, however increased worldwide investment in digital infrastructure leading to 3G and 4G has allowed PoC to become commercially viable, especially with large numbers of users now already having a compatible devices (e.g. Android). The highly developed cell-phone infrastructure available in most countries has made PoC a very efficient and cost-effective method of communication, rendering the traditional PTT walkie-talkie obsolete. The choice of connectivity method meaning that in cases of poor cellular signal, the phones can remain fully connected through Wi-Fi and communication is not disrupted.