Thales, in partnership with ESChat, is now offering Push-to-Talk (PTT) over satellite for customers worldwide.
Thales has expanded its footprint in satellite communications by providing a Push-to-Talk service that operates anywhere in the world as a result of the ThalesLINK on Iridium Certus L-band product series.
Users that have purchased ThalesLINK solutions, such as Thales MissionLINK or Thales VesseLINK 200 and 700 systems, can now access a reliable low-latency PTT solution.
The launch comes after months of beta testing and vetting by Thales’ certified official resellers, who will offer the service to customers in a variety of markets across the globe such as public safety, search and rescue, defence, utilities, mining, shipping and many more.
ThalesLINK solutions operate on the Iridium Certus network of 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites that cover 100% of the globe, providing coverage anywhere in the world regardless of weather or terrain. Combining this technology with the ESChat application, Thales now provides an always-on robust Push-to-Talk service for users anytime, anywhere.
Brian Aziz, Vice President of Satcom Solutions, Thales Defense & Security Inc., said: “Our partnership with ESChat was strategic to deliver a truly reliable Push-to-Talk solution. We heard market feedback about having access to a low-latency PTT service over Iridium Certus and we are excited to deliver exactly that.”