Sonim created this application to allow for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) accessories to be compatible with Sonim phones. This application simply allows you to pair compatible BLE accessories with your Sonim phone. It works similarly to standard Bluetooth products that must be paired accordingly. The application has a user-friendly interface to pair compatible BLE accessories with the Sonim phone, allowing other applications to receive Push-to-Talk (PTT) button intents if registered for PTT broadcasts.
This application currently allows for Sonim XP6 and XP7 compatibility with Klein Electronics (BLU-PTT) and PRYME (PRYMEBLU) Button Controls. These products are compatible with Sonim phones after they are paired to the phone via this application. Sonim compatible BLE and other accessories are available at: store.sonimtech.com.
Example Use Case: Combining the Klein or PRYME BLE Button Control and Sonim's In-vehicle Holder & Mount, provides the most affordable, handsfree compliant in-vehicle Solution. A user may control voice and PTT answer/end functions with the BLE Button Control, leveraging the ultra-loud speaker on Sonim phones, without touching the phone in-vehicle!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
-Question: Can the application be loaded to Sonim XP5? Answer: Yes, the application may be downloaded via Sonim's App Updater for the XP5. Sonim hosts this application in the App Updater.
-Question: Will the application be compatible with Sonim XP1520 (or other Sonim feature phones)? Answer: No, the application is for Sonim XP5, XP6 and XP7 phones only.
-Question: Is it possible for other BLE accessories to be compatible with Sonim XP5, XP6 or XP7 phones? Answer: Yes, please reach out to Sonim regarding the new BLE accessories that you are interested in becoming compatible with Sonim XP5, XP6 or XP7 phones.
-Question: Is this application required if running Kodiak PTT on the phone? Answer: Kodiak APK has designed their APK to support Klein's BLE Button (BluPTT). This means, when Kodiak PTT is running on Sonim XP7 (only), the Sonim BLE application is not required when pairing to Klein's BTLE Button (BluPTT).
About Sonim Technologies:
Sonim is the provider of the world's most rugged, water-submersible mobile phones designed specifically for workers in demanding and hazardous environments. Specializing in workforce-critical communication tools for vertical industries including construction, security guarding, oil, gas and chemical operations, utilities, transportation and logistics, forestry, agriculture and defense. Sonim has partnered with industry leading application developers to provide a suite of high-performance workforce-critical applications such as push-to-talk, lone worker/man-down safety services, mobile resource management and time and activity verification. The Sonim Solution enables companies and governments to make their field workforces safe, efficient and accountable.