Tactilon Agnet

Brings push-to-talk to smart devices

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:

  • Several user organisations have tested the application already in Estonia.
  • The Finnish public safety network operator Erillisverkot is testing Tactilon Agnet as a possible way to enhance the broadband capabilities offered to public safety organizations in Finland.
  • Tests have also been carried out in a Middle Eastern country.

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.

Which smartphones can you use with the Tactilon Agnet app?

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.

Recommended smartphone models 

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 S4
Samsung S5
Samsung S6
Samsung S6 edge
Samsung S6 Active
Bittium Tough Mobile
Caterpillar s40

Recommended accessory

Savox Promate RSM-30 PE

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Use smartphones the right way in professional operations. 



Smartphones in professional operations


App for officers

High ranking police officers may choose to carry only a smartphone. They can still take part in the communications related to an operation.

Police officer may carry only a smartphone

App for medical professionals

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.

A doctor can use a smartphone and the Tactilon Suite TSA app

App for volunteers

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.

Volunteers can use smartphones to communicate with professionals

Download datasheet to see if Tactilon Agnet can work in your system

This app can bring TETRA push-to-talk and more to your smartphone. Get the details on the datasheet:

Download this free datasheet

Great for the users

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

  • group scanning
  • emergency call
  • status messages
  • short data messages.

A smart device user will also experience priorities just the same as regular TETRA users. PTT queuing and pre-emption works, too.

Enlarge your operational area beyond PMR network coverage

Tactilon Agnet is a smartphone app, so it can work also outside your PMR network coverage area. This can give you many new opportunities.

Great for control rooms

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

  • Manage user rights
  • Manage talk group memberships
  • Deactivate users from the TETRA network if needed

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.

Great for the future

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.

Combines the best of PMR and broadband
Tactilon Suite
Easily manage user data
Tactilon Management
A smartphone and a TETRA radio in one device
Tactilon Dabat
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