Push-to-talk-over-broadband offerings are replacing land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems in many commercial environments.

Although more public attention is paid to the public-safety LMR new, first responders represent about only 20% of the overall LMR market that includes about 10 million radios, according to Igor Glubochansky, AT&T’s general manager of mobility product management. Entities that fit into the “extended primary” public-safety category—many of which also need mission-critical performance from their push-to-talk solution—represent another 20% of the LMR market, while non-mission-critical users account for about 60% of the LMR radios today, Glubochansky said.

In many emergency situations, cell phone towers become completely overwhelmed by callers within minutes of an incident, bringing communications to a standstill. What other systems are available to inform emergency medical services and law enforcement when response time and situational awareness can mean all the difference?

Enhanced Two-Way Radios Provide Options in a Crisis

Many colleges and universities are increasing safety by putting radios in the hands of their security staff. Streamlined radios offer instant push-to-talk communications and do not rely on cellular network coverage. Enhanced radios offer an outstanding balance of features and price. For example, push-to-talk radios over broadband the user to see the name of the person or department that’s calling. Features such as emergency alerts, all call, or discreet text messaging can keep campus security one step ahead of any situation.

Today’s Android and iOS Smartphones can now completely replicate the PTT capabilities of most single-function radios. They can be used over any Cellular of WiFi network and can also be interconnected to your existing PMR network with TASSTA’s T.Bridge. TASSTA’s T.Flex application provides not only PTT functionality but includes numerous other features that turn your Smartphone into an Emergency Communication Device: an Emergency button, Location identification, Group Calling, Man Down and other Device provided Sensor data. This solution is perfect for providing Emergency services to Schools, Hospitals, Hotels and any customer looking to either extend or replace an existing private radio network with an IP-based application that runs on any Cellular or WiFi network.

Two-way radio security options are further improved with various accessories, such as discreet surveillance kits, noise-reduction headsets to block extraneous noise, and speaker-microphones. A signal, clearly received, can make a huge difference on a bustling college campus.

College campuses are safer and more efficient when administrators, faculty and response teams can communicate more effectively. In-Building Wireless Solutions has the wireless communications and technologies that higher education campuses need. Schedule a consultation with our San Francisco company today!