PoC has been available for a long time, however, with the availability of 3G, 4G and the release of 5G networks, along with the proliferation of smartphone technology, PoC has become a powerful means of collaboration and safety for mobile teams.
PoC is easy to set up and doesn’t have any of the licensing restrictions that comes with Private Mobile Radio. It also isn’t limited to an area or site, and can be used nationwide, wherever there is 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G coverage.
In today’s challenging working environment, teams need to work hard to get things done but the most effective teams will work smartly too. This means providing mobile workforces with the tools to work together, in order complete each job as quickly as possible. Combined with the use of other mobile applications, PoC users can draw on the support of their mobile colleagues without having to move from the spot. They can email colleagues a photo of their task e.g. a machine they need to fix, have a quick group chat using PoC, before having a one-to-one mobile call to assist with the task in hand.
Teams also need to work safely too. And with the recent new rules regarding social distancing likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future, companies will now need to implement strict lone working measures to keep teams apart and safe from one another. Which means more employees having the capability to raise an alarm and alert colleagues to accidents or incidents. This is where lone worker applications that are fully operational on the same handset are a necessity for today’s modern mobile workforce.
For more information about how PoC can help your teams work together more effectively and safely please see information detailed below.
Our PoC solution can be provided as an on premise or hosted solution. Each user requires a PoC licence and channel. Each channel can have up to 64 users, with 16 channels available on the server.
You can install our PoC app on your own android smartphone or buy the PoC app and smartphone bundled together. Our range of android smartphones have a dedicated PTT button built in. Intrinsically safe smartphones are also available for ATEX zones marked 1/21.
Our SIM only Vodafone and O2 packages offer excellent value for money with unlimited voice and SMS along with inclusive data and data only options. We can also connect PoC to existing WiFi or install a Private Mobile Network, to help customers with no mobile coverage available on site.
Users can easily combine lone working and PTT on a single smartphone with our SOS Smart lone worker app, providing further protection for those working alone.
Contact us to discuss your requirements and we will recommend the right solution for you. Alternatively, we can set up a demonstration or trial to demonstrate how a solution would work for your business.
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