We are all familiar with the normal standard walkie talkie that we see guards, stores, restaurant, police and many other agencies or groups using.
What we may not be familiar is that they are mostly controlled items as their primary build and use was for enforcement. Their larger and longer range cousins were for military and defense usage.
Now the traditional walkie talkies go over the air either in analog or digital forms. There are some variations such as over the satellite.
Over the last few years with the increased usage of internet and the conversion to wider spread of internet usage with its terminals. Walkie Talkie functions have also had a migration across with many methods. The most widely spread version is on the IMS platform. Specifically the PUSH To Talk system. In some sense it is like a digital intercom except it can go one to one and one to many.
The presence of this function is in many Chat applications and other dedicated built applications. The hard ware need not be specialised. But there are specialised hardware available for those whom prefer specialised hardware.
The for public use especially the licence not required category normally has a small throw of below 5km. Further than that a licence is required per device and only trained users with licences to use can own and use the units. Other person allowed to use would normally be enforcement personnel.
So with the short range limit or licenced required for device and operator higher range variants, what you may end up with would be clusters of connected persons then needing to swap to a mobile phone or land line for longer distance communication.
PTT in its bearest state just needs data networks based on IP (Internet Protocol). So it can be hosted on wifi, mobile internet and data over satellite.
PTT could be in one group or a one to one communication of known users.
The friendly part of PTT even if you are in one site. You could also create purpose/role/responsibility or other reasons for grouping. Even within one site. And a single user can belong to many groups.
With above configuration of usage. You can also extend the usage to multi sites. Same features. But as different groups. And number of users could belong to groups from other sites too.
Now the traditional sets would have cost a huge amount of money. As such to switch over can be a barrier. Also having too many different technologies that dont talk to each other could put off any sane user.
However there are solutions to integrate the old with the new. As in the case with either embedded gateways within the device or separate gateways per site.
With this you would retain the ability to use the old sets using unverified call signs and unverified locations. With the current by user login, password, gps position with visual verification by video and still image new technology PTT (internet walkie talkie).
The best part is that the technologies can mix and the features can be extended within the environment even down to putting digital fences using GPS and other positioning tools. Hence creating what is called a geo fence. This can be used in a positive manner of providing notification to the user that he is partroling further than his agreed area. And for the central monitor that the user has exceeded his area of partrol which could mean something that is bad has happened. And with the right device have even control to remote enable camera, communication and more for verification that the user is fine.
For KANSHARE SDN BHD. We have a new principal and partner that provides us ruggedised versions of this solution in a smart phone walkie talkie format and also other providers whom provide it within a body camera format.
Types of users and industries
- Guard companies (Guards, supervisors, owners and customers)
- Event companies
- enforcement units
- Delivery people (Pizza, food, product, mail)
- Service people (Photostat machine technicians etc)
- Rescue Services
- Ambulance services
- Fire Services
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