Thursday, 07 May 2020 12:23

COVID 19: Motorola Solutions offers ‘push to talk’ service for free in Australia, NZ


Motorola Solutions is offering its WAVE push-to-talk service free to “critical” industries in Australia and New Zealand until the end of June.

The global data communications and telecommunications equipment provider says the offer will enable essential organisations “to benefit from the capabilities the service delivers to mobilise frontline workers and unify group communications across multiple technology users”.

“Commercial, emergency and volunteer organisations are at the frontline of the response, helping to keep the country safe. Motorola Solutions anticipates that many responding organisations do not have immediate access to instant push-to-talk communications they need to mobilise volunteers and other frontline personnel,” Motorola Solutions said.

“The most important use of technology right now is helping essential organisations and frontline personnel to work more safely and efficiently,” said Con Balaskas, Managing Director A/NZ for Motorola Solutions.

“We are working closely with our partners and customers throughout Australia and New Zealand to provide technology and our support to help them deliver their essential work.”

WAVE connects teams by enabling push-to-talk functionality across phones, radios and computers ensuring users have access to individual and group calls, texts, location and mapping services and secure communications.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



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