Using Instant Conferences

You can initiate and join conference calls using voice commands on your device.

In some situations, even the short amount of time required to place a call with a Vocera device is too long to wait. For example, employees in a retail store may have a goal of just a few seconds to respond to a customer's query. Similarly, some hospital employees may have an ongoing need for extremely urgent communication.

Using the conference feature gives your badge the push-to-talk quickness and convenience of a walkie-talkie while retaining all the flexibility and power of the Vocera system. In Vocera, a conference is not a place for idle conversation—it is a special device state that lets you speak with other users instantly.