Broadband PTT Capability Guide

Introduction

Avtec's Scout VoIP console system integrates seamlessly with Kodiak's next generation push-to-talk (PTT) platform to provide console access to advanced features supporting cellular PTT subscribers.

Built upon the latest mobile communication technologies, Kodiak's Broadband PTT platform is based on the global Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) PTT over Cellular (PoC) version 2.0 standard. The OMA PoC standard is accepted as a good baseline for further enhancements to meet Public Safety use cases and ensures interoperability between networks.

Broadband PTT combines the operational advantages of PTT with the interference resistance and other virtues of mobile phones. Broadband PTT is a way of communicating via cellular phone within or between one or several groups of users, allowing customers to use cellular phones in a way similar to a walkie-talkie. By simply pressing a key on the phone, every member of a group can hear the talker simultaneously and immediately. Any phone or computer capable of IP communication can operate as a Broadband PTT client.

Broadband PTT has the potential to reach millions of end users, supporting PTT over 3G, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi networks. IP-based Broadband PTT transmits voice as data packets over the data channel of a cellular network. It can be deployed across multiple devices and platforms and can integrate with existing Wi-Fi, IP-enabled PBX, and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. Its interoperability with existing two-way radio systems can ease the transition from LMR systems to cellular solutions.

Avtec's Scout console is the first dispatch console partner to integrate with Kodiak’s CSSI-based interoperable gateway providing direct IP connectivity between the console and the Broadband PTT infrastructure. This integrated business-critical end-to-end dispatch and Broadband PTT offering provides instant voice communication with employees in the field.

This capability guide describes Scout's capabilities in Kodiak's Broadband PTT network.