Technical Specifications

Sonica push-to-talk

Sonica push to talk specifications

Platforms supported

System Requirements:

  • iOS v5.0 or higher
  • Android v2.3 Gingerbread or higher
IP-Based

Network Compatibility:

  • 2.5G
  • 3G
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFI
  • GSM
  • CDMA
  • WCDMA
  • Firewall / NAT/ LAN / WAN
  • VPN compatible
Network use

Data Consumption

  • idle/background: < 1kb / hour
  • audio: < 15kb / second
  • photo: < 80KB per photo or map
  • video: 2000KB / second at HD quality
  • media: variable bit-rate streaming, multistep, 150kbps to 2000kbps

Energy Consumption

Optimized Battery Use:

  • Efficient “Push” Protocol
  • Negligible impact on standby time
Session Setup Performance

Push-to-Talk

  • PTT Setup time (WiFi): 0.2 secs
  • PTT Setup time (Cellular): ~1 sec
  • Audio Latency: < 250 ms* (USA)
  • Guaranteed talk permit
  • Administrator barge-in capable
  • Adaptive Echo Cancellation
User controls

Privacy Controls

  • Private Company Networks
  • Web Administration
  • Create Private Groups
  • Default 3-day Data Retention Policy (purged after 36 hours)
  • Optional long-term archival (Amazon web services)
  • Data Export at no charge

Robustness

Offline Capabilities:

  • Push Notification Support
  • Offline Message Archival: 36 hours default
  • Supports all message formats: audio, photo, video, location
  • “Do not disturb” toggle
Broadcast Specifications

Group Capabilities

  • Up to 500 simultaneous users per group
  • Flexible groups (pick users to talk to)
  • Permanent groups (predefined members)
  • Locked Groups (cannot make changes)
  • Group Names & Descriptions
  • User Presence Status & Details
Multimedia

Messaging Capabilities

  • Photos: camera capture, or upload from existing photo library
  • Videos: up to full HD, maximum 3 minute duration
  • Location: sends gps coordinates with Google map overlay
  • Text: full ASCII support w/basic internationalization
  • Audio: Push-to-talk is also delivered as voice messages