Which Should You Use: A Push-to-Talk Button or a Remote Speaker Microphone?

The right choice depends on your use case and work environment. Push to talk button or Remote speaker microphone


Use a Push-to-Talk button (PTT) when…

You just want a simple button to open the transmission on the radio. It’s your best choice if:  

  • You always use a headset for radio communications
  • Your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requires your communications devices to be inside the protective equipment
  • You use heavy gloves that might impact the usability of a Remote Spear Microphone (RSM)

Use a Remote Speaker Microphone when…

You want a stand-alone microphone and speaker. The RSM includes a built-in microphone and speaker as well as other features. It’s your best choice if:

  • You regularly communicate without a headset.
  • You rely on additional features of your radio and RSM, e.g. emergency button or LED
  • You work in different environments that require regular changes of your PPE, i.e. helmets, masks, headsets and different protective suits


Look to Savox for…

  • PTT units with emergency buttons (for radios that support this function)
  • RSMs with more functions than basic communication, such as speaker volume control, emergency button, TX/RX LED indicators, programmable buttons, total software configuration for functions and features, etc...
  • RSMs with easy to locate, big front buttons to be used with heavy gloves
  • A wide range of accessories that are interchangeable with both RSMs and PTT buttons
  • Your online Buyer’s Guide to Radio Accessories


For more information…

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Posted by Mikko Blomqvist on Nov 13, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Topics: PoC, PTT, RSM, Radio Accessories

Mikko Blomqvist

Mikko has been working as a Product manager at Savox for many years and has great in-depth knowledge of both the end user applications as well as the products used by the working professionals in the field.

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