Came across Vocera at work today… very very cool…

From their website

The Vocera Communications Badge is a wearable device that weighs less than two ounces and can easily be clipped to the best pocket knife or worn on a lanyard. It enables instant two-way voice conversation without the need to remember a phone number or manipulate a handset.
The Vocera Communications Badge is controlled using natural spoken commands. To initiate a conversation with Jim and Mary, for example, the user would simply say, “Conference Jim Anderson and Mary Guscia.” In addition, when a live conversation is not necessary, text messages and alerts can be sent to the LCD screen on the back of the Vocera Communications Badge.

How cool does that sound… kind of like Push to Talk (PTT), but so much cooler because it runs on your wi-fi network.  I can’t wait to play with one in the flesh!

Actually… it will be just like normal… I just wouldn’t have to shout across the office

[tags]Vocera, Wi-Fi, Push to Talk[/tags]

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