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Connecting your PTT Bluetooth Accessory with ESChat

Posted on 2018-07-26 by AINA Marketing

AINA Wireless’ Bluetooth PTT accessories are compatible with ESChat and their extended features like Emergency control.

Enterprise Secure Chat (ESChat) by SLA Corp has been one of the first players for Push-to-talk solutions and has since then maintained a leading position in market share and innovation across all industries. ESChat now offers an emergency call option. This urgent call has an insistent visual flashing signal and requires the recipients to acknowledge the call. The Emergency signal can be triggered through the AINA Wireless Voice Responder. This is a crucial requirement for most first responders as it is not acceptable for an officer in distress to be required to unlock a phone and change parameter in an app instead of holding a panic button.

FirstNet Ready

As a FirstNet Certified app, ESChat meets FirstNet’s and the First Responder Network Authorities’ highest levels of credibility in the categories of public safety relevancy, security, data privacy, availability, resiliency and scalability. ESChat is available through the FirstNet App Catalog, to which all and only FirstNet subscribers have access. Its inclusion in the FirstNet App Catalog means first responders using ESChat will be supported by the exclusive benefits of FirstNet service, including First Priority™, which enables priority and preemption.

The following user guide will show the steps to get the most out of ESChat when using a AINA’s wireless PTT accessories.

1. iOS
2. Android

iOS

 A  Connecting your PTT Voice Responder or PTT Smart Button to ESChat

 

Note! If you have a PTT Voice Responder, you have to pair it to your phone on the OS level before following the steps below.

  1. In the ESChat application, select ‘More’ displayed on the top right corner.
  2. Select ‘Settings’.
  3. Near the bottom of the list make sure to turn on ‘Allow Bluetooth Audio’ and ‘Bluetooth Always On’.
  4. Then, select ‘PTT Button’ from the top of the list.
  5. Then, select ‘Bluetooth LE’ as the connection type.
  6. Finally, select your device from the Bluetooth devices menu and follow the pairing instructions that pop up on the screen.

Pairing PTT Voice Responder to ESChat (iOS)

 

 B  All functions available

  • PTT1 button – Press and hold to speak to chosen user/group. Release when you are done.
  • Emergency button – Press to send an emergency call.
  • Arrow buttons - Press the right arrow button to select the next channel (group) and the left arrow button to select the previous one.

 

Android

 A  Connecting your PTT Voice Responder or PTT Smart Button to ESChat

 

Note! If you have a PTT Voice Responder, you have to pair it to your phone on the OS level before following the steps below. Similarly, if you have a PTT Smart Button, you have to pair your Smart Button to your phone first by:

  1. Going to your phone’s Bluetooth settings and turn on Bluetooth
  2. Pressing all 3 buttons on the PTT Smart Button simultaneously
  3. Either selecting the device from the Bluetooth menu or using NFC pairing
  4. The PTT Smart Button will move from available devices to paired devices

After your device is paired to your smartphone, follow the steps below:

  1. In the ESChat application, tap on the three vertical dots displayed on the top right corner and select ‘Settings’.
  2. Near the bottom of the list tick ‘Allow Bluetooth Audio’ and ‘Bluetooth Always On’.
  3. At the bottom of the list, select ‘Headset Sound Profile’ and then ‘Headset Type’ from the top of the list that appears.
  4. Select ‘Bluetooth SPP’ if you have a PTT Voice Responder OR select ‘Bluetooth LE’ if you have a PTT Smart Button.

Pairing PTT Voice Responder-Smart Button to ESChat (Android)

  B  All functions available

  • PTT1 button – Press and hold to speak to chosen user/group. Release when you are done.
  • Emergency button – Press to send an emergency call.
  • Arrow buttons - Press the right arrow button to select the next channel (group) and the left arrow button to select the previous one.

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