WAVE PTX from Motorola Solutions is a two-way radio network that operates over 4G, 3G and wi-fi and can be installed into a fleet of vehicles, for use by drivers. You can setup call groups within the fleet, so that groups of drivers can communicate between themselves, or a fleet wide group of up to 200 vehicles can be created. That way, in an emergency situation, all drivers on the road can be made aware of a critical situation, with just a single button press.
If you want to control your fleet from the office, you can include the WAVE PTX Despatcher. This PC based software uses the GPS receiver in the vehicle radios to plot their position on to Google Maps. The despatcher can communicate with any individual vehicle, or use call groups as required. The software can show current vehicle position, as well as historical information from the vehicle journey.
For other staff members who want to be part of the network, but don’t need a specific radio device, WAVE PTX can be installed on to an Android or Apple smartphone. The App can be used in the same ‘one button press to talk’ mode and you can also transfer files and send messages to and from the despatcher. This additional functionality means you can use WAVE PTX as a confirmation of delivery device, reducing the need for multiple devices being used by your drivers.
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