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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

 iOS

 A  Connecting your PTT Voice Responder to Zello

After having paired the Voice Responder on the OS level, follow these steps:

  1. In the Zello application, select the three horizontal lines displayed on the top left corner, and from the list select Options.
  2. Select ’Push to Talk button’.
  3. Select ’Wireless Zello button’.
  4. Turn this function on and select your device from the list.

Pairing instructions for Bluetooth accessories on Zello iOS

 B  All functions available

  • PTT1 button – Press and hold to speak to chosen contact/channel. Release when you are done.
  • PTT2 button - Press and hold to communicate with a pre-assigned contact/ channel. Assign the PTT2 button by selecting a user or channel on Zello, and press both PTT buttons simultaneously. A confirmation message will appear saying: “PTT button mapped to [contact/channel]”.
  • Emergency button – Press to send a call alert to a Zello contact.
  • Arrow buttons – Press either arrow button to change contact/channel.

Android

 A  Connecting your PTT Voice Responder to Zello

After having paired the Voice Responder on the OS level, follow these steps:

  1. In the Zello application, select the three vertical dots displayed on the top right corner, and from the list select Options.
  2. Select ’Push-to-talk buttons’.
  3. Select ‘Add Button’ from the top right corner and press any button on your PTT Voice Responder to connect to the app.
  4. You have successfully added your PTT Voice Responder when it appears on the list and the connection strength icon is white.

Pairing instructions for Bluetooth accessories on Zello for Android

 B  All functions available

  • PTT1/PTT2 button – Press and hold to speak to chosen contact/channel. Release when you are done. You can assign both the PTT1 and PTT2 button to a specific channel or contact by going to: Options > Push-to-talk buttons > selecting your PTT Voice Responder > selecting a primary and/or secondary button contact. 

 

Using additional functions of the Voice Responder in Zello
  • Emergency button – Press to send a call alert to a Zello contact.
  • Arrow buttons – Press either arrow button to change contact/channel.

 

 

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