Cisco is to make available to emergency services and big enterprises a way to integrate push-to-talk radios with the rest of their communication systems. The technology converts radio signals to IP packets, and routes them over the IP network. Radio communication can therefore be integrated with the rest of the system.

Cisco's IP Interoperability and Collaboration Systems technology includes server hardware and software and Cisco IPICS Push-to-Talk management Center.

The company says it is working to build awareness because managers of radio networks do not necessarily know who Cisco is. It expects to bring on more channel partners as the technology matures.