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Hytera Canada Explains: How Does Push-to-Talk Over Cellular (PoC) Work?

By Hytera Canada   

Sponsored by Hytera Canada

PoC radios support the advanced features of Digital Mobile Radios (DMR), including messaging, instant group calling, GPS location tracking, and emergency notifications. Combining this functionality with LTE cellular networks provides the bandwidth required for modern data, photo, and video applications, along with nationwide LTE coverage.

PoC devices connect to the cellular infrastructure of Mobile Network Operators like Rogers, using a SIM card like those installed in cell phones. The result is a highly reliable network that requires no maintenance or operational expenses. An app on the PoC radio provides simple and convenient access to PoC services.

PoC network services are hosted in the cloud. The cloud services are located on privately hosted servers owned and operated by the PoC platform. Gateway routers provide connectivity between the LTE network and the PoC server. Dispatch Applications (used for group calling and GPS location tracking) and the Management Application (used to configure customer accounts) are connected to the PoC cloud server through the internet.

Hytera also offers its own network to work alongside its PoC devices called Hytera Halo.

Hytera HALO is the most advanced National Push-to-Talk Over Cellular (PoC) radio network.

Combining both PoC devices and Hytera Halo provides the most effective radio connectivity and performance results.

  • Nationwide radio coverage over cellular LTE mobile networks
  • Supports both Wi-Fi and LTE calling, and seamlessly switches between networks
  • Compact and rugged devices with industry-leading voice quality and digital noise suppression
  • Instant group Voice and Video calling with unlimited channels
  • Fast and low-cost deployments that require no infrastructure or frequency licenses
  • Powerful Fleet Dispatching and GPS location tracking

Hytera Canada PoC Solutions

Hytera offers a variety of essential PoC devices that are built for professional business communications. These compact, rugged, and easy-to-operate handheld devices enable instant group voice and video communications over Wi-Fi and nationwide LTE cellular networks and can automatically switch over to the LTE network when out of Wi-Fi range.

MNC360 PoC Mobile Radio

The MNC360 mobile radios are professional-grade communications devices that provide clear push-to-talk communication, instant group calling, and location tracking for reliable and efficient fleet dispatching.

PNC360S PoC Radio

An ultra-compact, rugged, and easy-to-operate push-to-talk radio that enables connectivity over 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi for wide-area radio communications. It is cost-effective, and surprisingly feature rich for the price.

PNC380S PoC Radio

The PNC380S PoC device is a compact, rugged, and easy-to-operate handheld device that utilizes Wi-Fi and existing nationwide 3G/4G/LTE cellular networks for unlimited coverage and capacity.

VM780 Bodycam and PoC Radio

Integrates a body camera with a Push-to-Talk over Cellular voice communications to capture, store, and share video, audio and images in the field.

PNC550 Smartphone

The PNC550 supports group video conferencing and runs the Hytera HALO Dispatch Android app.


Any business or organization that needs reliable and cost-effective group communications can deploy PoC radios quickly and easily without the infrastructure required for traditional radio systems. For more details on available Hytera devices & systems or Push-to-Talk Over Cellular contact us today!

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