Tactilon Agnet is an app for smart devices. It lets you use a push-to-talk on a smartphone to communicate in a TETRA talk group. With people who carry a TETRA radio and also with the control room.
This way, the people vital to an operation can be connected. Even when they use different devices and technologies.
Read more about what professional push-to-talk can do in our blog post.
Tactilon Agnet is available now for connecting smart devices with TETRA groups. Many organizations are testing the app for their operations to see if Tactilon Agnet could be their way of combining TETRA and broadband. For example:
The next phases of the solution will offer an evolution path to the 3GPP MCPTT release 13 standard as well as interoperability with Tetrapol networks. The next phases will also see multimedia content added with MCDATA and MCVIDEO.
The 3GPP is a global, joint standardisation body developing the future communications standards (LTE, 4G), – such as the Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk MCPTT, MCVIDEO and MCDATA.
The pilot users of Tactilon Agnet have tested and recommended several smartphone models to use with the app. They all use the Android operating system.
These models have been tested and it is recommended that you choose one of them for your tests. However, if you have another Android smartphone model in use, you can run the testing on that. Later, this model can be added to the recommended list, which is as follows:
LG Nexus 5
Samsung S6 edge
Samsung S6 Active
Bittium Tough Mobile
Savox Promate RSM-30 PE
High ranking police officers may choose to carry only a smartphone. They can still take part in the communications related to an operation.
A doctor may not need TETRA talk groups very often. But she may need them sometimes when on call. For this, she only needs a smartphone and the special app.
People with only a smartphone can take part in important TETRA group communications. For example, volunteers searching for a missing child could communicate with the professionals who manage the operation.
Users benefit from real TETRA communication features in their smart devices. They can listen and talk to the TETRA groups. But that’s not all.
They can also use other features such as
A smart device user will also experience priorities just the same as regular TETRA users. PTT queuing and pre-emption works, too.
Tactilon Agnet is a smartphone app, so it can work also outside your PMR network coverage area. This can give you many new opportunities.
Tactilon Agnet sits easily with your existing processes and tools. You use the same process and the same tool to manage smartphone accounts and radio users.
Tactilon Management lets you
You also use your standard dispatcher when communicating from the control room to the field. It does not matter whether the user is on a TETRA radio or using the app.
With the Tactilon Agnet app, it is easy for users to adopt professional communication practices. Completely new user groups can start cooperating with established groups.
Smart devices can be used to deliver richer data. Professional operations can then use this data.
People can get real-life experience from new possibilities. Organisations can then develop new ways of working and planning.