5 reasons a smartphone is not ideal for push-to-talk communication

Why do I need a separate Push-to-Talk device if smartphones can be used for PTT communication? Why invest resources in a separate device? There are a lot of available rugged options available on the market. 

These are concerns that you might have about PTT devices, but let’s find out why smartphones are not ideal to use for communication in demanding conditions!

  1. Battery life limitations: PTT applications consume a significant amount of battery life, especially during continuous communication. The shorter battery life of smartphones can be a drawback in critical situations. While Aina PTT Voice Responder has a battery life of up to 48 hours in a single use. You don’t need to worry about charging while on duty. 
  2. Smartphones are a hand-on solution: if you are working in the transportation industry, you are not allowed to use your phone while driving. A separate PTT device is designed to be used also without your hands. Drive safely and communicate with your team. 
  3. Form factor: smartphones have limited physical buttons, even the rugged ones. The buttons are usually small and not easy to use, especially if you are working in gloves. Smartphones are not ideal for quick and tactile PTT operations, especially in situations where users need to keep their attention focused on other tasks. For example, with Aina PTT Voice Responder you can handle all your professional communication safely and fluently and leave your fragile phone in your pocket. It is designed for demanding conditions and robust environments.
  4. Sound concerns: if you are working in very loud environments, like aviation, transportation or construction, smartphones’ loudness may be limited. Aina PTT Voice Responder is loud and clear, providing crisp audio in noisy, windy or loud environments. 
  5. Potential interruptions: on smartphones, PTT apps may be running alongside various other applications, leading to potential interruptions from notifications, incoming calls, messages. While dedicated devices are focused firstly on communication, providing interruption-free experience. 

Smartphones and its rugged versions provide a lot of features, however, they are good for PTT communication for life situations. In demanding environments there are many scenarios where they are very limited for PTT. It’s essential to consider the unique requirements of your team communication needs when choosing  the suitable PTT device. 

Learn more about Aina PTT Voice Responder, which is already a top choice for PTT in various industries. 

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Aina PTT Voice Responder

Aina PTT Voice Responder is an ideal professional tool for PTT voice communication in any demanding field work. It is a Bluetooth remote speaker microphone (RSM) for cellular push-to-talk.

All PTT functions are available without the need to use a smartphone at hand. Thanks to Aina PTT Voice Responder’s optimal design, it fits very well in the hand even when using gloves. It can also be clipped to work clothes for easy access, better audio performance and freeing hands for work.

Aina PTT Kepler

With Aina PTT Kepler all professional PTT communication can be handled without any dependency on a personal smart device.  For example, if the employees need to be equipped with personal smartphones, or it is not appropriate to rely on smartphones for PTT communications at the work site, Aina PTT Kepler provides the ideal solution. Also, if it is necessary to provide PTT devices for external people visiting the work site e.g. subcontractors, Aina PTT Kepler can be easily handed over to them on the fly.

Aina PTT Charging Cradles

Aina PTT Charging Cradles keep Aina PTT devices charged and accessible in any working environment. They are designed and optimized for users looking for a safe and simple way of using their Aina PTT devices while driving. With Aina PTT Charging Cradles your Aina PTT devices will be charged faster and more efficiently without cables.

AINA PTT Voice Responder brought digital transformation to Scandinavian Airlines

The device connects to smartphones using Bluetooth and provides crisp and premium audio quality, enabling the team to effectively communicate in any setting, even in very loud environments.