Tait's UnifyVoice app installed on Sonim rugged cellphones
Written by: Laurence Doe | Published:

Sonim Technologies, a mobile phone manufacturer, and Tait Communications, a critical land mobile radio (LMR) communications systems manufacturer, have partnered to provide Tait's UnifyVoice application on Sonim's rugged cellphones.

Sonim's ultra-rugged Android smartphones provide a platform for UnifyVoice, Tait's push-to-talk (PTT) over cellular (PTToC) solution, allowing public safety agencies and industrial enterprises to extend their LMR networks to include non-radio users and freeing up critical radio capacity.

Sonim's smartphones feature a built-in dedicated push-to-talk button, emergency key, long battery life, extra-loud audio and overall ruggedness.

"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' VP of solutions marketing.

"Through UnifyVoice customers can supply some of their employees with an appropriate, work-fit cellular phone that interacts seamlessly with their radio network users – perhaps people who would not normally be frontline but who, especially in times of emergency, need to be in communication with those who mainly use the mobile radio network to do their jobs. This ultimately leads to more effective communications and a safer, more productive environment for users on the ground.

"Sonim's approach to creating ultra-rugged hardware built around an open Android ecosystem is exactly what is required by many of the land mobile radio sectors Tait serves," concludes Mazza.

"We're excited to be able to work with Tait, the clear thought leader in the LMR industry," commented Robert Escalle, VP of public safety and defense for Sonim Technologies. "They have really committed to a truly open ecosystem approach to meet the evolving needs of mission critical communications."

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