Motorola Solutions today announced that it is providing Swisscom a next generation, 3GPP standards-compliant push-to-talk (PTT) solution, enabling the Swiss telecommunications provider to offer an instant communication service to its business customers. The new PTT service connects individuals and groups instantaneously over Swisscom’s broadband network and allows it to offer priority usage to critical users in emergency situations.
Zermatt Bergbahnen AG (matterhornparadise.ch), Switzerland’s largest cable car company, is one of the first companies using the new solution to improve operational efficiency and safety across 200 kilometers of pistes in the Matterhorn mountain area. Its staff will rely on the new PTT service to communicate and share information in support of daily operations, such as patrolling slopes, as well as to manage critical rescue efforts in emergency situations. Zermatt Bergbahnen will also benefit from the wide range of multimedia features including push-to-video, push-to-text, geo-location, geo-fencing, device sharing and operational status message features.
“Communication is critical for business continuity and to address crisis situations. This new service gives our business customers the advantage of instant push-to-talk communication with a wide range of additional functionalities to connect and coordinate their teams”, said Fredy Portmann, head of mission and business-critical communication at Swisscom. “As Switzerland’s leading operator and one of its key IT companies, this service exemplifies our commitment to our customers to provide advanced technologies supported by the highest quality service.”
"We are setting new standards in the industry with a pioneering spirit," said Kurt Guntli, head of engineering and deputy CEO, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG.
“We see growing demand from businesses that need to connect their teams via reliable, easy-to-use PTT services in the field,'' said Michael Kaae, corporate vice president of sales for Europe, Israel, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Motorola Solutions. “Our proven business-critical broadband PTT platform delivers best-in-class performance in terms of cost efficiency, reliability, scalability, voice quality and the wide range of advanced features it offers. We are looking forward to supporting Swisscom’s customers as they adopt this service.”
As part of the contract, Motorola Solutions is also providing a range of rugged devices, including the TLK100, Evolve and LEX L11, which are designed to withstand harsh environments, deliver exceptional audio quality with noise cancellation and have dedicated PTT and emergency buttons for intuitive use. Motorola Solutions’ PTT solution is relied upon in diverse industries around the world, including security, transportation, construction, utilities, healthcare and public services.
About Swisscom Business Customers
Swisscom’s Business Customers division (swisscom.ch) is one of the largest integrated ICT providers for large customers and SMEs in Switzerland. The core competences of Swisscom Business Customers are integrated communications solutions, IT infrastructure, IT security and cloud services, workplace solutions, SAP services, IoT and comprehensive outsourcing services for the financial industry and healthcare. With some 5,000 employees, Swisscom Business Customers serves around 2,500 large customers and 250,000 SMEs.
About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions (motorolasolutions.com) is a global leader in public safety and enterprise security. Our solutions in land mobile radio communications, video security & access control and command center software, bolstered by managed & support services, create an integrated technology ecosystem to help make communities safer and businesses stay productive and secure. At Motorola Solutions, we’re ushering in a new era in public safety and security.