Orange Taps Kodiak for European PTT Launch
Jan 13, 2004, 3:11 PM by (staff)
European carrier Orange today announced plans to deploy Push-To-Talk (PTT) service in 10 European countries this year, starting with the UK and France during the second quarter. Orange will use RTX technology from Kodiak Networks to power its "Talk Now" service. Unlike competing VoIP systems, RTX uses standard voice channels to provide industry-leading setup and latency times. The initial hardware offered will be the Treo 600, with ruggedized and traditional consumer phones from multiple manufacturers to follow. At least one U.S. CDMA carrier is also planning to deploy Kodiak PTT technology.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks
Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment.
Verizon Adding PTT to Select Phones Via New App
Verizon Wireless is offering a handful of its handsets the ability to include push-to-talk, walkie-talkie features. The service, called Push To Talk Plus, is available to smartphones including the Motorola Droid Maxx, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Casio G'zOne Commando beginning today.
AT&T Announces Ruggedized Samsung Rugby 4
AT&T today said it will sell the Samsung Rugby 4 beginning later this year. Samsung's Rugby series devices are ruggedized flip phones that include push-to-talk via AT&T's Enhanced PTT service.
Is this techlogy better that the one motorola uses for CDMA