Microsoft in a bid to attract the Firstline Workforce to use its Teams collaboration software has introduced a walkie-talkie feature, which offers push-to-talk (PTT) option to be integrated with Samsung’s new Galaxy XCover Pro handset.
While the Samsung's Galaxy XCover Pro is a rugged handset that is supposedly made for frontline workers across a variety of industries, which completely re-imagines what the enterprise-ready smartphone should be like, delivering rugged, but still stylish device for both field and customer-facing settings.
The strategy to hook businesses on the Teams service also follows Microsoft's move to establish a repository for documentations that any worker needs to work on the platform, with the addition of about 140 business apps, and the availability of 2GB per user file limit means ample storage for each user.
Why the Galaxy XCover Pro makes a perfect fit for Teams?
The Galaxy XCover Pro builds on Samsung's premium legacy features which includes immersive display, long-lasting battery and security by Samsung Knox platform.
It challenges the status quo with optimization for a broad range of industries including healthcare, retail, manufacturing and logistics. With its modern-styled light form factor, the Galaxy XCover Pro offers more than a traditional enterprise-ready device; it is the sleekest rugged all-in-one mobile device currently available in the market.
The smartphone is also IP68 water and dust resistant, meaning it is capable of withstanding water drops of up to 1.5m, even without a case, and MIL-STD 810G certified for protection against extreme humidity, altitude, and other hash environmental conditions. And the Pogo pin charging support and compatibility with other third-party charging docks will ensure that the phone is amply powered as soon as the workday begins, coupled with a 4,050mAh battery that promises to last all day. For times when more power is required, there is room for battery replacement – simply pop in a spare to keep going.
And the fact that the device is enhanced with unique partner-enabled mobility solutions for use in a wide range of business scenarios, including the ability to integrate the walkie talkie capability in Microsoft Teams.
More About Teams walkie-talkie feature
Unlike traditional walkie-talkies, the feature is a no risk for cross-talk or eavesdropping, and it relies on Wi-Fi or cellular data, which can be used across different geographic locations, as well. It will be available in preview “in the first half of the year,” is designed to help in reducing the number of devices carried by workers and perhaps, cut IT costs.
And the combination of Microsoft Teams and Galaxy XCover Pro will provide firstline workers everywhere with the technology they really need to be more productive, with effective collaboration and security at hand.