CISCO INSTANT CONNECT
Strengthening your existing communications networks.
Instant Connect tears down silos and embraces a new level of connectivity that links radios with mobile and enterprise telephony. Instant Connect augments radio networks – getting more out of existing investments – with new communications capabilities that turn mobile and desktop IP devices into full-featured push-to-talk (PTT) devices. Any combination of smart phones, tablets, radios, laptops, office phones or desktop PCs can be used. Instant Connect also has important new collaboration capabilities including video, alerts, live mapping, and location tracking.
Cisco Instant Connect allows redundancy, flexibility and scalability of various components of the solution. It also provides a virtual IP address that clients can use to connect to the system. This virtual IP address is supported for logging in and media allocation purposes. Multiple Unified Media Server (UMS) components allow resource allocation based on proximity to the Cisco Instant Connect server, availability of server resources, and connectivity between UMS servers.
On-premises PTT is an important requirement in many markets, including the following segments:
Enterprise (operations, safety and security)
Organizations in these market segments typically deploy several wired networks and wireless networks to achieve their business and service goals. However, such disparate solutions often do not support interoperability and collaboration, which can affect operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.