I published a post a couple weeks ago about the impact of our consumer product, Zello, on hurricane search and rescue efforts in east Texas and Florida. Since then, of course, Hurricane Maria tore into the Caribbean and wreaked havoc on a number of population centers, most notably Puerto Rico.
We just got back from Baltimore, where we attended the co-located Solid Waste Association of North America’s WASTECON and the International Solid Waste Association World Congress.
ZelloWork, our push-to-talk solution for work teams, has seen a lot of adoption by waste management organizations recently. We're delighted to have them as clients, of course, but we're also interested in why they've chosen ZelloWork. What we're finding is that waste management organizations have much in common with the other transport and logistics companies we work with.
While this blog normally focuses on ZelloWork, our commercial push-to-talk solution, you really need to know about recent events on the consumer side of our business.
Location Tracking is a new feature that enhances the value of our push-to-talk solution for many ZelloWork customers. Now, anyone using the administrator console can have a map view of ZelloWork users' locations anywhere in the neighborhood or around the world.
ZelloWork Channels are great for push-to-talk (PTT) communications between members of the same departments or levels of staff within your company. They are permanent, and user settings are easily managed from the admin console, which makes them great for day-to-day communications.
You want proof that the human voice is at the core of who we are? Look at the research about how early babies can recognize individual voices.
Topics: Vox Humana
Tech Decisions, a publication for IT decision makers, has showcased one of Zello's numerous hospitality industry clients, and the key contribution of ZelloWork partner Pryme.
ZelloWork, our commercial push-to-talk platform, is a versatile voice communication platform for distributed work teams. Today the ZelloWork app helps organizations in over 60 countries make instant, reliable and secure voice communication as easy as pushing a big orange button.
But the need to connect doesn’t stop at an organization’s boundaries. ZelloWork users need to connect with their customers, suppliers and others as easily as they connect with their team members today.
Now they can.
Today we are excited to announce the launch of Crosslink, a new ZelloWork feature that supports an organization’s entire ecosystem, by letting paid subscribers connect their network to any other ZelloWork network.
Crosslink makes this happen by extending traditional ZelloWork channels. Channels provide a way for specified individuals and groups to communicate in a particular ZelloWork network. Crosslink supports the sharing of selected channels across networks.
an assembly plant can share a channel with its parts suppliers and always know when critical deliveries can be expected
a retailer can have an always-on connection with partner delivery service drivers
a contractor can instantly link with every concrete, drywall, paint or roofing subcontractor
a hotel chain's regional IT manager can use a single channel to connect with staff in every property in the region without having to log in and out of each property's network
Crosslink makes ZelloWork an even more appealing alternative to the big carriers’ push-to-talk services. Unlike the carriers,
ZelloWork is not limited to a single cellular network. It operates on any cellular network, and on WiFi. And with Crosslink, it works across carrier networks.
ZelloWork does not require dedicated hardware or a limited set of carrier-supported mobile devices. It is supported on virtually any mobile device, including iOS, Android and Blackberry.
If you’re a ZelloWork user already, Crosslink is free and available today. For more information about adding and using Crosslink head over to this Crosslink Overview article.
And if your organization needs a rock-solid, endlessly versatile push-to-talk solution, ZelloWork just became an even more obvious choice. You can learn more about Crosslink by emailing email@example.com.
As always let us know what you think. You can leave comments on this post, or you can drop me a line.
This past Tuesday we sat down with Maximilian LeRoux, founder and CEO of AINA Wireless, a Finland-based push to talk accessory startup. AINA's first product, the AINA PTT Voice Responder, a Bluetooth-enabled PTT accessory designed specifically for work applications, was just recently launched.