SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ESChat today announced the availability of an integrated IoT radio solution in partnership with Siyata Mobile. The integrated Siyata SD-7 solution works within the ESChat ecosystem and can communicate with other SD-7 devices, as well as all other existing elements of the ESChat ecosystem, including Android smartphones and tablets and iOS, Land Mobile Radios (LMR), Dispatch and CAD consoles, and Logging Recorder solutions.
ESChat is a FirstNet Certified™ solution used in many markets including public safety, transportation, education, utilities and logistics. The Siyata SD-7 is a FirstNet-approved IoT radio that leverages a Qualcomm chipset and has been certified for use on AT&T and Verizon networks. It should receive certification from T-Mobile in the coming months.
The integrated solution provides a walkie-talkie experience with global reach. The SD-7 works on wireless carriers and WiFi and, together with the ESChat app, provides an easy-to-use PTT experience with excellent voice quality. The SD-7 is a rugged device with a 2-line OLED display, PTT button, SOS key, volume rockers and a loud enough speaker to perform in the toughest environments. It is LTE, WiFi and Bluetooth compatible and uses the Android operating system.
As an Internet of Things (IoT) device, the SD-7 requires a minimum data plan for monthly PTT service. Typical PTT users need about 0.6 GB of data per month.
ESChat (www.eschat.com) is the leading solution for carrier-independent secure broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) services. ESChat is a FirstNet Certified™ solution and is also approved by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for US military operational use. ESChat works on and across all wireless carriers, providing cross-carrier interoperability. ESChat supports Quality of Service (QoS), Radio Access Network (RAN) priority, and preemption enhancements available to FirstNet subscribers, as well as QoS and RAN priority enhancements on Verizon Wireless commercial networks and AT&T. In North America, ESChat is the leading PTT offering from T-Mobile and TELUS.
ESChat includes AES-256 encrypted PTT voice and multimedia messaging. ESChat also provides live and historical (breadcrumb) tracking and mapping. Used by all branches of the U.S. military, as well as federal, state, and local public safety agencies, ESChat is capable of operating on and through any wireless network, including all commercial carriers, 3G/4G/5G private networks and WiFi. ESChat supports standards-based interoperability with LMR radio networks, including P25 via the native Inter RF Subsystem Interface (“ISSI”) protocol and DMR via the native Inter Application Interface Specification (“AIS”) protocol. ESChat also supports interoperability via RoIP with all LMR radio networks, regardless of radio technology or operating frequency band.