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Orion Labs: Reinventing ‘Push to Talk’ to Disrupt the Enterprise with Voice Technology

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Nextel made a mint on simple ‘push to talk’ (PTT) walkie-talkie functionality, but its PTT offerings have languished since Sprint acquired the company.

To fill this void, Orion Labs is reinventing PTT for the digital era with its dead-simple Onyx device: a small, clip-on Bluetooth device that pairs with a smartphone to deliver PTT functionality.

However, this consumer-oriented device is but the tip of the iceberg for Orion. In reality, the company offers a voice-driven enterprise collaboration and workflow platform that can augment simple PTT with a wide range of enterprise-level functionality, including real-time voice translation, end-to-end FIPS-compliant encryption, and global GPS-based location awareness.

Orion Labs also supports today’s voice-driven AI technologies like Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Apple Siri, freeing such controls from tethered devices like the Amazon Echo. Orion can thus bring voice-based AI interactions to field personnel, retail staff, and public safety personnel, as well as everyone else in the organization.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, Microsoft is an Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at [email protected].

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.