SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orion Labs, provider of the award-winning Orion voice-enabled platform for real-time workforce communication and collaboration, today announced that it has extended its services by launching Orion AppTalk for all Android devices. The AppTalk feature enables workers with an Android device to use the Orion mobile application as a push-to-talk (PTT) tool and easily communicate with other AppTalk users with an iOS or Android device, or via the award-winning Onyx push-to-talk wearable. With this expanded support for Android, enterprises subscribing to the Orion Pro push-to-talk solution can extend instant voice-based communications and automation to more of their workforce, further improving team efficiency and productivity. AppTalk is available immediately.
“Voice is the new user interface, and with our new support for Android, Orion delivers a complete voice experience for organizations across several different industries. Orion allows employees to instantly communicate with their colleagues, as well as with voice-driven chatbots and automations, whether they are using a push-to-talk Onyx device or AppTalk on an iOS or Android device,” says Orion Labs CEO and co-founder, Jesse Robbins. “By allowing enterprises to choose which device works best for their staff, Orion Labs continues to deliver on its vision – to provide companies and teams with the ability to offer everyone in their organization voice-based access to secure, real-time communications, company data and voice-enabled productivity applications.”
A Powerful, Secure, Push-to-Talk Platform for Businesses
AppTalk can be used by teams across a range of industries, such as retail, hospitality, healthcare, public safety and manufacturing, to instantly collaborate with colleagues, regardless of their location or device’s operating system. Whether an employee is using a computer, a tablet or handheld, AppTalk eliminates the need to toggle between different devices. At the same time, businesses that require situational awareness of their employees can continue to use Orion’s award-winning push-to-talk Onyx wearable for hands-free communication in real-time.
Orion’s enterprise customers can also use AppTalk to provide employees with an alternative way to access bots and other productivity-enhancing features, using just a simple voice command. AppTalk comes with many capabilities that improve efficiency on the job such as translation services across global teams or inventory Bots to help retailers quickly manage their stock.
Key Features of Orion AppTalk include:
- Easy-to-use interface - Talk to team members instantly using a simple blue button on the app screen
- Use the right device for each team member - Mix and match smartphones with Onyx users, regardless of the device’s operating system
- Communicate instantly - All online team members hear messages in real-time
- Offline Mode - Taking a break? Offline Mode lets you have some quiet time, while letting you jump back into your group when you’re ready
- GPS Location Tracking - View locations of team members on a map
- Bots and Integrations - Add voice queries, commands, and voice alerts using Orion bots or IFTTT integrations
To use AppTalk, Orion customers must upgrade their Orion Android mobile application to version 5.3.3.
About Orion Labs
Orion Labs is transforming the way teams communicate and work using the power of their voice. Orion’s award-winning platform delivers secure, real-time voice communication across a constellation of connected devices, applications and services. Orion gives mobile teams a heads-up, eyes-free experience that enables them to communicate without losing focus, across any distance, anywhere in the world. Orion recently won the 2018 “IoT Wearables Innovation Vendor of the Year” Award from IoT Breakthrough and has been recognized as a Hot Vendor by Aragon Research.
The company was founded by cloud infrastructure pioneers Jesse Robbins and Greg Albrecht who were inspired by their experiences using traditional radios as firefighters and EMTs. Orion Labs is backed by leading investors and is based in San Francisco, CA.