My last few posts have been about Channels, ZelloWork's mechanism for supporting group communications. I've already covered three Channel types, Team, Dynamic and Hidden Channels. Today's post is about the newest type of ZelloWork Channel, the Ad Hoc Channel.
I've been explaining the options that ZelloWork provides for group conversation. The app's Channels can accommodate just about any organization structure or set of work rules.
In a series of posts I'm walking through the options ZelloWork gives you for group communications. Radios, of course, provide shared frequencies that groups can talk on. But ZelloWork is an app that extends the traditional radio channel concept.
As we've discussed previously, ZelloWork is an app with support for group channels. But because it's an app, it offers much more versatility around channels than do 2-way radios. In particular, ZelloWork supports various channel types that meet the needs of different kinds of groups.
In my last post I pointed out that push-to-talk radios and push-to-talk apps are very different animals. Apps are software, which frees them from many of the limitations of a dedicated hardware device.
What's one big difference between 2-way radios and the ZelloWork push-to-talk app for work teams? That's easy. It's Channels.
In the wake of the storms of September we've experienced significant growth in adoption of ZelloWork, our push-to-talk solution for work teams. We've been especially intrigued by the uptick in schools that have created ZelloWork networks.
Events and conference sponsors are migrating from radios to modern, versatile push-to-talk apps, and this has created a lot of opportunities for ZelloWork. But we're especially proud of one of our newest clients.
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.
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.