How does ZelloWork differ from the free consumer Zello app?

ZelloWork Push-to-Talk is a better option for businesses and organizations because it provides more control, more security and assigned group channels. ZelloWork offers the following advantages over free version:

        1. Private network: ZelloWork provides you with a secure, private network. You have full control over who can access your network and with whom they can communicate within your network.

        2. Dedicated servers: ZelloWork operates on a physically separate network of servers that are specifically sized to meet the capacity needs of businesses. The consumer Zello app, on occasion, may be affected by peak usage that can be unpredictable.

        3. Management console: ZelloWork uses a web-based management interface to allow businesses to configure and control users and channels. It also shows user status at-a-glance and account management features.

        4. Secure: ZelloWork offers the highest level of security using RSA 1024-bit for authorization, digital signatures, secure media session keys exchange and AES 256-bit encryption for audio.

        5. LMR integration: ZelloWork includes a gateway solution that lets you to seamlessly integrate your existing two-way radio network and smartphones.

        6. Technical support: ZelloWork customers have 24/7 access to a dedicated technical support team. The Zello support policy has more information.

        7. Message Vault: ZelloWork makes all voice messages, photos, and text enabled call alerts easily accessible from the management console. This is an optional feature, with an additional cost.

        8. Windows Mobile support: ZelloWork supports Windows Mobile CE as well as Windows Embedded Handheld devices, making it easier to use existing mobile scanners as push-to-talk devices.

        9. User Roles: ZelloWork allows administrators to choose who their users can hear and speak to within a channel. Driver and dispatch roles can be created, so drivers do not have to hear each other within a channel to reduce noise and distractions while driving. Broadcast channels can be created to make important announcements, without having everyone reply within the same channel.

        10. API/SDKs: ZelloWork has Windows and Android SDKs which can be used to simplify use between multiple applications. The server side API is available to anyone with a ZelloWork account.

        11. On-premise option: ZelloWork is available as a cloud-based solution hosted on Zello servers, or available as an on-premise solution hosted by the end customer's server. The server option is intended for clients with need for maximum security, located in remote areas with little to no internet connection, or clients with existing servers hosting all other software components.


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