How do push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services fit into LMR?
Wednesday, September 27 • 2 pm ET
Moderator: Donny Jackson, Editor, IWCE’s Urgent Communications
Mike Newburn, Wireless and Radio Solutions Manager, Fairfax County, Virginia
John Locatelli, Manager of Product Management, Avtec, Inc.
Josh Lober, President, ESChat
Don Wingo, Senior Product Manager, JVCKENWOOD USA Corp
Push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) services have evolved significantly during the past decade, causing some government entities to use the technology as an LMR replacement under certain circumstances. However, PoC is more commonly used to expand an LMR system’s coverage footprint or provide an alternative form of communication, particularly in non-mission-critical situations. What is the best way to integrate PoC and LMR communications? Will both technologies be needed long-term, or are there realistic replacement scenarios? Will LTE mission-critical-push-to-talk (MCPTT) develop quickly enough to impact today’s LMR buying decisions?