LONDON Mobile handset software developer Esmertec has started sampling its push to talk over cellular (PoC) client for 2.5G and 3G mobile devices, enabling real-time communication to individuals or groups.
Dubbed u@PoC, the software brings walkie-talkie style communication to mobile device users, enabling them to initiate an individual or group talk (phone conference) session with their circle of contacts on a one-to-one or one-to-many basis.
The client conforms to the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) PoC specification, ensuring interoperability regardless of the network air interface standard, the network that the user is on or where the user is physically located.
Esmertec (Duebendorf, Switzerland) says key features of its software include the easy creation of groups, the organization of group talks, fast retrieval of contacts from the phonebook and access to participants' availability.
"For the end consumers, u@PoC allows the spontaneous sharing of information or a targeted way of communicating with persons or groups," said Anne-Marie Larkin, CTO of Esmertec.