The PoC Ecosystem, Nationwide Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Unified PoC/LMR Platforms

Market adoption of Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) is growing due to the low start-up cost, rapid deployments, high-bandwidth, and nationwide coverage. This presentation will review case studies on how Push-to-Talk over Cellular systems can be deployed using nationwide 4G/LTE networks, and combined with Wi-Fi single-site networks and LMR radio networks for flexibility and reducing costs associated with system-wide equipment upgrades. The different types of voice and video PoC devices will be presented, along with dispatching applications that support instant group calling and GPS location tracking. The business of PoC will also be reviewed with the PoC OPEX cost model, and the different ways to buy and sell PoC services.