Should You Choose WAVE PTX Over Competing Solutions?

Motorola Solutions’ WAVE PTX is a broadband-based push-to-talk (PTT) communication service that offers a range of benefits for businesses and events . With so many PTT solutions on the market, let’s unpack WAVE PTX’s key value proposition and answer the question, “how does WAVE PTX stand out from its competitors?”

WAVE PTX: Does the Brand Make the Difference?

Did you know that the first walkie-talkie was developed by Motorola in 1940? Robust radio communications have been a core offering for Motorola Solutions for nearly a century. WAVE PTX follows this legacy with a user experience that is similar to using traditional two-way radio, but with a host of smart features. Here’s how Motorola Solution’s approach compares with competing solutions:

WAVE PTX vs two-way radio

One of the strongest features of WAVE PTX is that it operates with multiple devices, including traditional radios. Event organisers can benefit from a best-of-both-worlds setup that combines their radio systems with WAVE PTX.

WAVE PTX vs smartphone apps

Short battery life, inadequate speaker volumes and microphones, lack of durability and potential distractions from other apps on the device can make smartphones a poor choice for handling event communications. While the WAVE PTX app can be used on smartphones, WAVE PTX devices are purpose-built to manage event communications.

WAVE PTX vs. other PTT LTE solutions

Unlike many PTT LTE competitors, which use carrier networks, WAVE PTX is network-independent. Instead, WAVE PTX leverages Microsoft Azure-powered cloud technology and enterprise security to provide fast, highly reliable and clear communication. Alternatively, WAVE PTX can be easily deployed within your IT network, giving you greater control over the flow of communications data. Another benefit, few competing LTE solutions work across so many device types, including integration with traditional radios.

WAVE PTX Key Features

Consider the following WAVE PTX features when deciding whether the service is suitable for your event:

  • Complete communication solution — the core service consists of three components: the app, LTE devices and the dispatch system. Together, they provide a comprehensive, end-to-end event solution.


  • Works on a broad range of devices — WAVE PTX supports a broad range of devices, including smartphones, tablets and two-way radios. This flexibility allows events to work with the devices that best suit their needs and budget.
  • Scalability — the service can be easily scaled up or down depending on the needs of an event. It can support large numbers of users and channels, making it suitable for events of all sizes.
  • Advanced features — WAVE PTX offers a range of advanced features, such as location tracking, messaging, voice recording, and priority calling. These features make it easier for users to communicate and collaborate, and can also help improve event efficiency.
  • Secure communication — the system operates using cloud-based encryption to ensure secure communication, making it ideal for events that need to protect sensitive information.
  • Integration with other systems — WAVE PTX can be integrated with other systems, such as dispatch consoles, alarm systems, and video surveillance systems.
Is WAVE PTX the Right Communication Solution for You?

Ultimately, the decision to use WAVE PTX or a competing solution will depend on the specific needs and requirements of your event. At Airsys, we’ve helped many organisations implement WAVE PTX for their events with fantastic results. Get in touch for more information on WAVE PTX. We can also chat about whether WAVE PTX is the right fit for your events.