Every company aspires to be productive and efficient. Productivity makes companies more agile, more competitive, and more profitable. Yet being truly productive can be a difficult goal to achieve. In fact, in a recent survey carried out by Zebra Technologies, 60% of interviewees reported labor productivity as their top challenge.
What helps to make us more productive? Communication, collaboration, the right tools for the job, and innovation – all help us to work towards greater productivity. BARTEC devices provide all of these productivity-enhancing building blocks, alongside assured safety throughout all hazardous area classifications.
Productive – and intrinsically safe
To help our customers to be more productive in areas where a potential explosion could occur, we take leading Zebra Technologies handheld devices and make them intrinsically safe.
Intrinsically safe is defined as: “when electrical energy within equipment is limited. The energy is so limited that it is incapable of ignition by sparking or heating, even in the event of possible malfunction. It can therefore be used throughout all hazardous area classifications.”
This is innovation at its best – ultimately helping our customers to work faster, more accurately, and importantly, safely.
The handheld devices we transform provide multiple productivity gains for customers: from precision inventory checks, to rapid barcode scanning, and from slick touchscreen capability to clear photography and video capabilities for instantly recording information.
A game-changing feature on BARTEC handheld devices is Push-to-Talk,
helping employees to communicate clearly with each other in real-time, wherever they are on-site, for greater productivity. No more searching for colleagues across the plant or warehouse floor, no more waiting until they see each other in the staff room or the office. It’s instantaneous communication – even in hazardous areas. It combines communication, collaboration, the right tools for the job, and innovation – and meanwhile, there’s no chance of your BARTEC device being a source of ignition on your premises. It’s a great way to implement handheld technologies that can vastly improve productivity, worry-free.
A game-changing feature on BARTEC handheld devices is Push-to-Talk, helping employees to communicate clearly with each other in real-time, wherever they are on-site, for greater productivity. No more searching for colleagues across the plant or warehouse floor, no more waiting until they see each other in the staff room or the office. It’s instantaneous communication – even in hazardous areas. It combines communication, collaboration, the right tools for the job, and innovation – and meanwhile, there’s no chance of your BARTEC device being a source of ignition on your premises. It’s a great way to implement handheld technologies that can vastly improve productivity, worry-free.
Let’s deep-dive a little further into the benefits of Push-to-Talk (PTT).
It enables you to turn your workers’ BARTEC mobile devices into fully-featured walkie-talkies using Zebra Technologies Workforce Connect PTT Pro. By just pushing a button, your workers can place a private call to an individual colleague, or even make a group call to up to 250 people. They can send data messages across their site, or across the globe, with communications protected by enterprise-grade security.
Think this can be achieved using mobile phones and video conferencing? Think again. Consumer devices just can’t keep up with productivity or security requirements in a busy workplace, and they are not assured of being safe to use in hazardous areas. In other words, workers’ mobile phones are not suitable and may cause safety, productivity, and security issues: all headaches you could do without. Plus, with PTT, workers use one device for work tasks and communicating, rather than carrying around a workforce device and juggling a mobile phone too.
Further benefits include:
Mapping user location and availability
Workers and managers can view an outdoor map that shows the location of all users and whether they are available for a call. Simply select a user on the map to communicate with via PTT voice or messaging. Optional historical data also provides records to help manage the mobile workforce, with proof of location and more.
This cloud-server solution delivers PTT Pro APIs to custom external clients, an LMR 2-way radio gateway, and access to external audio and video file hosting for delivering playback on devices via embedded links.
Web-based management portal
More than just call and messaging functionality, Workforce Connect PTT Pro also comes with a management portal for anywhere, anytime monitoring.
Call PTT through your PC
With Workforce Connect PTT Pro, Windows computer users can easily and instantly communicate with your entire workforce.
As you can see, Workforce Connect PTT Pro on BARTEC devices offers far more than just workplace communication. It also provides insights into workforce location and activity, tells you who is available to talk at that time, as well as additional technical functionality such as an online portal and access for external clients, if required.
Plus, deployment is quick and simple. Just subscribe to the Workforce Connect PTT Pro cloud-based services and your workers will be up and running for data, voice, and multi-media messaging — all on a single and safe device.
73% of organizations interviewed by Zebra plan to modernize by implementing handheld devices. Yet, if you operate in a hazardous area, you may be less inclined to do so due to the risks involved. With BARTEC there are no barriers to operating safely while driving productivity, so what’s stopping you?
Do you work in a potentially explosive environment and believe your teams could be more productive by using handheld workforce devices? Contact our team for hazardous and innovative area-safe solutions: