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Use NFC to Simply and Securely Pair AINA Wireless PTT Accessories with Your Mobile Phone

Posted on 2018-05-24 by AINA Marketing

 

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Hannu Elopuro Joins AINA Wireless as Director of Sales for EMEA & Asia

Posted on 2018-05-14 by Daniel Hackl

AINA Wireless is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannu Elopuro as the new Director of Sales for the EMEA & Asia regions, effective today, May 14th 2018.

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AINA Wireless PTT Accessories: Emergency Management Made Easy

Posted on 2018-05-10 by AINA Marketing

Wireless PTT accessories offer users simple emergency controls and SOS alerts

Occupational safety has increasingly become a matter of serious concern for both labour and social welfare departments as well as organizations and individuals. In 2017, 65 workers died in work-related accidents, while 5,007 were injured as the US continues to experience “unacceptably high” work-related accidents according to Labour and Social Welfare minister Petronella Kagonye. Whether you work in public safety, utilities, transportation and logistics or even if hospitality, you need a way to arm your workforce with a simple, easy way to provide an emergency alert in situations of distress. With the rise of push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) replacing two-way radio communications, walkie talkie PTT applications in combination with PTT accessories like Bluetooth remote speaker microphones or Bluetooth buttons, needed a way to offer users simple emergency controls and alerts.   

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AINA Wireless receives strategic investment to accelerate growth for LTE-based Push-to-Talk devices

Posted on 2018-05-08 by Daniel Hackl

The Finnish Björnberg family, industrial family since 1781, has made a strategic equity investment into AINA Wireless, via its investment company Saxo Oy. AINA, in its relatively short history, has become a leader in providing rugged and loud PTT accessories for digital communication supplying products for major mobile device OEMs, carriers, the public sector and commercial operations.

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Connecting your PTT Bluetooth Remote Speaker Microphone with Zello

Posted on 2018-05-04 by AINA Marketing

Pairing a Bluetooth Remote Speaker Microphone or other push-to-talk accessories with Zello is easy. The AINA Wireless PTT Voice Responder is not only Zello compatible but the app enables the enhanced functionalities of the Speaker Mic allowing the end user to control the PTT application through the PTT accessory. Learn more about PTT app features you should know about.

Zello is a  free walkie-talkie app for mobile devices with 120 million users worldwide. The professional push-to-talk application ZelloWork offers additional features and customization options. Trying it out is easy. Free version users can find the app in iTunes or the Google PlayStore. Organizations can easily sign up for a free trial of the Professional version.

The following user guide will show the steps to get the most out of Zello when using a wireless speaker mic. The configuration is the same in the free and the professional version.

1. iOS
2. Android

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How to pair your Bluetooth audio accessory to your phone or tablet

Posted on 2018-04-20 by AINA Marketing

Any audio accessory needs to first be paired on the OS level which routes the audio through the Bluetooth audio device. After a few simple steps you can connect it to your choice of PTT application or walkie-talkie app which offer different ways of enabling the button functionalities and features like PTT, channel scrolling and emergency alerts.

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How to Avoid Dubious Accessory Vendors

Posted on 2018-03-07 by Daniel Hackl

The mobile phone market is dominated by mostly reputable companies and even lower cost devices from Huawei are strictly controlled, providing a good level of quality, reliability, and customer support. The rugged device market has to fight with some counterfeit cases and very low cost devices that do not fulfill what they promise but these devices have hardly gained foothold in developed markets. The PTT accessory market on the other hand has a much bigger problem with counterfeit cases. Some end users are complaining about failure rates of 40 percent and higher, bad customer service, and high return shipping costs to mostly East Asia. To avoid this, companies have to put the same amount of focus on sourcing adequate PTT accessories as they do for mobile phones and PTT applications. Here are a few precautions companies can take to avoid significant amounts of communication downtime and administrative work to get devices exchanged.

How Some Bluetooth PTT Accessories Can Pose a Security Risk to Your Organization

Posted on 2018-03-02 by Daniel Hackl

A Crash Course in Bluetooth Security

Since wired devices are connected directly to the mobile device, it is hard to tamper with them unless someone gets very close to the user. Bluetooth devices use waves which can be picked up by anyone. It is important to ensure that anything being communicated through the Bluetooth device (not only voices but commands through button presses) are using secured channels that cannot be intercepted.

Functions and Features of PTT Accessories You Should Know About

Posted on 2018-02-28 by Daniel Hackl

Here is a brief overview of the different features and functions that PTT accessories can provide. When it comes to extending the capabilities of a mobile device or a PTT app, there are not many possibilities to do so with wired accessories regardless of having a light headset or remote speaker microphone (RSM). The reason is the analog connection via the 3.5mm audio connector, which doesn’t allow for more than audio and the PTT signal. Bluetooth accessories provide a digital connection which can theoretically send an almost infinite number of commands to the phone or app matching the feature set provided within the PTT ecosystem.

Evaluating PTT Accessories According to Your Work Environment

Posted on 2018-02-23 by Daniel Hackl

The PTT accessory seems to get less attention in terms of proper testing and verification of requirements than the mobile device. It is understandable that the PTT app is the centerpiece of the PTT over LTE project as the platform for communication, and therefore has a longer evaluation cycle during the evaluation phase. Often the only checkbox for the PTT accessories is compatibility to the mobile device and PTT application but there is far more to consider otherwise the PTT accessory can become a costly and administrative nightmare.