Tait Partners with Sonim on Smartphones for PTT Technology

Tait Communications and Sonim Technologies partnered to deliver highly efficient solutions for customers who want to provide some employees with seamless mobile radio interoperability on rugged cellphones.

Sonim’s ultra-rugged Android smartphones provide a platform for UnifyVoice, Tait’s push-to-talk over cellular (PTToC) solution. Sonim’s XP6 and XP7 devices, with dedicated push-to-talk (PTT) and emergency buttons, deliver a mobile radio-centric user interface appropriate to the mission-critical sectors that Tait serves.

“The ability to withstand whatever conditions the job demands is a hallmark of Tait equipment, and Sonim has a similarly high standard with its cellular handsets,” said Bruce Mazza, Tait Communications vice president of solutions marketing. “Sonim’s approach to creating ultra-rugged hardware built around an open Android ecosystem is exactly what is required by many of the LMR sectors Tait serves.”

Sonim’s smartphone platform running Tait software allows public-safety agencies and industrial enterprises to cost effectively extend their LMR networks to include non-radio users, freeing critical radio capacity.

Tait launched UnifyVoice in March, demonstrating integration to its Project 25 (P25) and Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology leveraging ESChat software from SLA.