Psion Teklogix is introducing PTX Connect, an enterprise communication software platform enabling mobile workers to communicate in real-time, sharing information cost effectively, while improving workflow across the enterprise.
With PTX Connect, mobile workers can communicate with co-workers in virtually any environment, using a variety of options such as walkie-talkie style Push To Talk, VoIP, and a combination of server-based voice, text and scribble messaging. Additionally, PTX Connect coupled with a 2-D imager in a mobile device allows workers to take pictures, add comments to them on screen, and transmit the final images including notations over a wireless network.
According to the company, the multimedia capabilities of PTX Connect can be used in a variety of ways. For example, where mobile workers in a noisy warehouse are not able to send a voice message, or initiate a real-time Push to Talk session, they now have the option to send an image with a written note.
Additionally, the PTX Connect voice broadcast feature also allows managers to automatically deliver voice messages to their entire team at once, a key feature for conveying emergency messages or company announcements.
PTX Connect will be available on the WORKABOUT PRO product family in March 2006, and on a broader range of Psion Teklogix products later this year. The software also communicates with a Windows Mobile version, although Psion is not currently offering this class of handheld devices.