Walkie Talkie is the Teams app that transforms your work smartphone into a simple-to-use and secure instant voice communication device: this feature is available in all Teams paid licenses via Microsoft 365 plans and

Lupin Walkie Talkie in Teams provides snapshot push-to-talk (PTT) communications for your team and is available as a public preview on Android, while it should also arrive on iOS by the year.

With Walkie Talkie in Teams, the so-called firstline workers, i.e. the operators of the production line, have the possibility to communicate safely with a familiar PTT user experience and at the same time without the need to transport radios to In fact, just the smartphone and Walkie Talkie can work wherever WiFi or mobile Internet connectivity is available.

Walkie Talkie from Teams in practice transforms smartphones and tablets into walkie talkies that work on mobile networks or in WiFi mode, allowing team members to speak instantly through different geographical positions,

This function is always available for use, even when devices are blocked or engaged with another application such as scanning, and ensures seamless collaboration. The functionality is based on Microsoft 365’s cloud that complies with the Tier-D standard, and ensures that walkie talkie communications are secure and that only authorized members can access each channel.

Some specialized devices support this Teams feature and allow you to talk and receive Walkie Talkie calls with a dedicated PTT button.

Among these, BlueParrott C300-XT MS and B450-XT MS products are the only Bluetooth wireless headphones configured with the new Teams Walkie Talkie feature. Headphones use the Parrott Button to provide access with one touch to Teams Walkie Talkie Push-to-Talk (PTT) function that allows users to interact with team members, customers

New BlueParrott headphones, thanks to support for the Teams Walkie Talkie function, can help reduce the number of devices employees need to use in travel, broaden the connectivity range and provide a hand-free communication experience.

According to Microsoft’s research sponsored by BlueParrott, the GN Audio brand, 91% of executives claim to increase performance and productivity when firstline workers operate in digital mode. This integration between software functions, cloud services and dedicated hardware can support field operators in sectors such as storage, retail, transport services, and generally distributed professional teams.

The main characteristics of the two products are as follows:

C300-XT MS:

Designed for use with Teams Walkie Talkie

80% noise cancellation

Up to 10 hours of conversation

Compact and high performance design

IP65 protection degree against dust and water

VoiceControl for free-hand use

Choice of different styles for ear hook, headband and band

Three-year guarantee

B450-XT MS:

Designed for use with Teams Walkie Talkie

Block 96% of background noise

Up to 24 hours of conversation

Robust design, with IP54 certification

USB-C reload

Padded band and wide and cushioned earphone design

VoiceControl for free-hand use

Three-year guarantee

The BlueParrott C300-XT MS headphone is available at a cost of 139,99 euro plus VAT while the BlueParrott B450-XT MS is 179.99 euro plus VAT.

More information is available on BlueParrot.

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