Welcome!

News Feed Item

AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk Offers More Devices, Features And Functionality Than Ever Before

Hospitality Companies Embrace Push-to-Talk (PTT) for Fast, Reliable Communication; New Customer Incentive to Switch from Legacy CDMA Networks

DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) is more versatile and feature-rich than ever before for field workers. AT&T EPTT offers businesses a larger selection of accessories and devices, more flexibility when migrating from older legacy CDMA push-to-talk systems, and greater control of their workforce with AT&T's Integrated Dispatch solution.

Increasingly, hotels, cruise lines, and resorts are choosing AT&T EPTT to give their employees a reliable way to communicate. Unlike two-way radios, AT&T EPTT can help individuals and groups communicate using a variety of different smartphone and rugged devices. Hospitality companies can connect workers in several different departments such as the concierge, shuttles, housekeeping, maintenance, security and guest services.

For Marriott, the benefits of using AT&T EPTT devices extend across a wide variety of job functions. While all users benefit from the ability to go back and forth between cellular and Wi-Fi networks to always stay connected, those with corporate job functions can use their preferred smartphones, and those in maintenance or housekeeping can choose from a rugged device. Because AT&T EPTT devices have no range sensitivity, Marriott drivers can easily and reliably communicate while on trips. Managers can use the voice override feature to handle emergencies.

"Our employees play a critical role in making sure our guests have the best experience possible," said Page Petry, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Technology Officer for the Americas, Marriott International, Inc. "For our staff, having the ability to communicate at the touch of a button is critical and AT&T EPTT provides a fast and reliable way to help us stay connected."

Customer Incentive: AT&T is making it even easier for businesses to migrate to the AT&T solution from legacy CDMA push-to-talk networks. For a limited time, AT&T offers users who migrate to AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk will receive a $100 bill credit.1

The latest version of AT&T EPTT features:

  • More than 60 EPTT accessories available: AT&T provides businesses with a comprehensive solution for noisy, discreet, and some hazardous work environments. Workers can communicate hands-free using remote speaker microphones or wireless headsets and drivers can simply press a foot pedal to communicate to other colleagues in the field. 
  • AT&T EPTT can be used on more than 30 devices, including tablets, smartphones, rugged flip phones, and Wi-Fi only devices, which is more than any other PTT service. Businesses can expect more devices such as the Samsung Rugby® 4, a new Wi-Fi enabled rugged2 flip phone expected to be available for AT&T EPTT in 2014.
  • AT&T EPTT with Integrated Dispatch provides companies with a dashboard view of deployed resources in near real time. Through a single screen, dispatch managers can better monitor location, record conversations, and issue alerts to EPTT users.
  • Talk Group Select allows users who are part of multiple talk groups to select a primary talk group or channel to focus on the most important business process in a given moment.

In addition, AT&T and Raytheon are working together to further expand the reach of AT&T EPTT, giving businesses the option to integrate their push to talk solution with traditional Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. With this capability, field workers can access AT&T EPTT with a smartphone, rugged device or LMR.3

"Whether migrating from CDMA push-to-talk or two-way radios, customers can now tap into the broadest portfolio of field service solutions from AT&T," said Abhi Ingle, Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "By offering a wide array of mobile devices, accessories and applications, AT&T EPTT delivers the communications experience the field workers need to get the job done."

Launched in 2012, AT&T EPTT has been serving businesses in a variety of industries such as transportation, shipping, healthcare, government, and education.

For more information AT&T EPTT, visit http://www.att.com/eptt.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

1 Offer ends 9/30/14 and subject to change at any time. Requires activation of a new line for smartphone to receive a $100 bill credit. Must maintain voice and data post-paid service plans in good standing for 45 days to receive credit. Credit will be applied within 3 bill cycles thereafter. Offer may be combined with other credits or offers, but only one $100 bill credit per line will apply.  Subject to applicable Business Agreement. Available on CRU lines only. Excludes BusinessConnect/TelemetryConnect rate plans and Enterprise on Demand activations. Activation and Early Termination fees may apply. Credit approval required. Geographic, usage and other terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. Coverage and services not available everywhere. Taxes and other monthly charges apply.

2 Device passed military specification (MIL-STA-810G) testing against a subset of 20 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust and sand, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude. Device may not perform as shown in all extreme conditions.  Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP67 rating,  which tests submersion up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Covers must be tightly closed. Device tested to withstand a limited number of drops on flat surface from up to 48 inches. Device tested to withstand a limited number of drops on flat surface from up to 48 inches.

3 Interoperability with LMR systems requires equipment not available from AT&T.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. Reliability claim based on third party data regarding nationwide carriers' 4G LTE.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://about.att.com or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

© 2014 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Samsung and Rugby are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

AT&T Inc.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/CG99935LOGO

SOURCE AT&T Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, presented an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He then expounded on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that App2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. App2Cloud is an online Platform, specializing in migrating legacy applications to any Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Kelly Looney, director of DevOps consulting for Skytap, showed how an incremental approach to introducing containers into complex, distributed applications results in modernization with less risk and more reward. He also shared the story of how Skytap used Docker to get out of the business of managing infrastructure, and into the business of delivering innovation and business value. Attendees learned how up-front planning allows for a clean sep...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across supply chain networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost and time for product recall as well as advance trade. Are you curious about Blockchain and how it can provide you with new opportunities for innovation and growth? In her session at 20th Cloud Exp...
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. Jack Norris reviews best practices to show how companies develop, deploy, and dynamically update these applications and how this data-first...
Intelligent Automation is now one of the key business imperatives for CIOs and CISOs impacting all areas of business today. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Boeggeman, VP Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, will talk about how business value is created and delivered through intelligent automation to today’s enterprises. The open ecosystem platform approach toward Intelligent Automation that Ayehu delivers to the market is core to enabling the creation of the self-driving enterprise.
"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, shared examples from a wide range of industries – including en...
"We're here to tell the world about our cloud-scale infrastructure that we have at Juniper combined with the world-class security that we put into the cloud," explained Lisa Guess, VP of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
Consumers increasingly expect their electronic "things" to be connected to smart phones, tablets and the Internet. When that thing happens to be a medical device, the risks and benefits of connectivity must be carefully weighed. Once the decision is made that connecting the device is beneficial, medical device manufacturers must design their products to maintain patient safety and prevent compromised personal health information in the face of cybersecurity threats. In his session at @ThingsExpo...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...