Kyocera ultra-rugged 5G Smartphones feature Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie App
Kyocera, a leader in rugged mobile solutions, has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to integrate the Walkie Talkie application in Microsoft Teams on ultra-rugged 5G Android smartphones.
Kyocera’s DuraForce Ultra 5G and DuraSport 5G, both available on the Verizon 5G network, feature a dedicated Push-to-Talk (PTT) button easily programmed for seamless, instant voice communication using the Walkie Talkie app in Teams. The Walkie Talkie app in Teams is available for free to users of Teams with an active Microsoft 365 subscription.
Teams also offers flexible shift scheduling and seamless task management for frontline workers who operate in remote, often harsh environments such as construction, manufacturing, transportation and more.
Kyocera’s rugged 5G smartphones are optimized for PTT communication with powerful batteries, loud audio, and a variety of PTT accessories. Both DuraSport 5G and DuraForce Ultra 5G are certified MIL-STD-810H, engineered to withstand drops, dirt, water immersion and the elements, and can be washed and sanitized, making them ideal for remote workers.
Walkie Talkie in Teams is built on the tier-D compliant Microsoft 365 cloud, ensuring that Walkie Talkie communications are secure and only authorized members can access each channel. The app operates over cellular or Wi-Fi and prevents crosstalk and eavesdropping, unlike traditional radios which are susceptible to eavesdropping and interference from outsiders on the same frequency. With Walkie Talkie in Teams, users don’t have frequency static that can be found in analogue devices, and they can easily switch between channels and groups.
Teams provides frontline workers with a single destination for collaboration and communications, with tools like messaging, file sharing, calling, calendaring, tasks, and PTT all in one place. With Kyocera’s 5G smartphones, remote workers can hold secure meetings, video calls, document collaboration and use built-in cloud storage, all powered by the most advanced 5G network as well as Wi-Fi. Users have secure, instant access to always-on voice chat and multimedia sharing for time-sensitive information through the cloud.
Providing seamless collaboration, Walkie Talkie in Teams is always available, even when devices are locked or busy with other applications. Teams is available for download from the Google Play store to all Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G and DuraSport 5G users with an active Microsoft 365 subscription.
“Frontline workforces – those who spend most of their time away from a desk, either on jobsites or in factories — have grown exponentially in recent years, and reliable technology tools are crucial to their success,” explained Vipul Dalal, Divisional Vice President of Kyocera’s Communications Equipment Group. “Our rugged 5G smartphones are designed for workforce productivity in harsh, noisy environments. Walkie Talkie in Microsoft Teams on Kyocera smartphones provides secure, instant communication to workers on a noisy construction site, between truck drivers or in a busy warehouse – with virtually no lag time.”