Location Services

Real-time tracking of people, vehicles and assets

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Overview

Why Location Services?

One of the exciting advances in digital radio technology is the ability to track your work force and assets using your radio communications network.

By extending this technology to your dispatching solution, dispatchers can quickly and effectively manage your teams.

However, integrating maps into a Dispatch Solution is fraught with hidden licensing costs and conditions. Omnitronics makes this easy for you by offering a range of options to suit your unique needs.

Location Services Solutions

GPS Essentials

Quick visibility of your workforce in real-time – available as standard with RediTALK-Flex and Alto

Advanced Location Services

Provides advanced eatures such as Geofences, Speed Control, and Route History

Integration with Existing Maps

Contact us for further details

Interoperability Across Manufacturers & Protocols

All of this is made possible through the use of digital radio gateways: the DRG’s convert data from multiple radio protocols and manufacturers to ensure compatibility and interoperability. This means you can combine the GPS data from several different radio sources onto the one map, simplifying dispatching operations and improving productivity & safety.

For example, at the control and command center for public safety, one organization’s P25 data can be displayed alongside another services DMR data. The dispatcher can see all location information from all vehicles and personnel regardless of what protocol is being used.

Many standards do not include specifications for the transmission of GPS data meaning each radio manufacturer has established their own propriety method. Omnitronics has partnered directly with many radio manufacturers to ensure compatibility with our Location Services solutions.

 

  
 
Advanced GPS Service
Mapping Provider
Update Interval
Factory Conversion of Own Maps
Online or Cache
Radio Status & ID
Zoom
Custom Update Intervals or Activity Only
Custom 'Time to Live'
Direction
Geofencing
Multiple Geofence Types and Alerts
Polling
Speed Control
Event History
Historic Playback
Lost Contact
Job Dispatch

Basic Mapping

Advanced GPS Service : -
Mapping Provider : Open Street Maps
Update Interval : Real-Time (*)
Factory Conversion of Own Maps : (**)
Online or Cache : Both
Radio Status & ID
Zoom
Custom Update Intervals or Activity Only
Custom 'Time to Live'
Direction : -
Geofencing : -
Multiple Geofence Types and Alerts : -
Polling : -
Speed Control : -
Event History : -
Historic Playback : -
Lost Contact : -
Job Dispatch: -

Advanced GPS, Hosted

Advanced GPS Service
Mapping Provider : Google Maps
Update Interval : 1 to 5 Minutes
Factory Conversion of Own Maps
Online or Cache : Online
Radio Status & ID
Zoom
Custom Update Intervals or Activity Only
Custom 'Time to Live'
Direction
Geofencing
Multiple Geofence Types and Alerts
Polling
Speed Control
Event History
Historic Playback
Lost Contact
Job Dispatch

Advanced GPS, Self-Hosted

Advanced GPS Service
Mapping Provider : BITStreets,MapQuest, or Google Maps
Update Interval : Less Than 5 Seconds Delay Added by the Dispatch System
Factory Conversion of Own Maps : (***)
Online or Cache : Cache
Radio Status & ID
Zoom
Custom Update Intervals or Activity Only
Custom 'Time to Live'
Direction
Geofencing
Multiple Geofence Types and Alerts
Polling
Speed Control
Event History
Historic Playback
Lost Contact
Job Dispatch

* The update interval is limited by the radio network. Some radio systems poll the field radios systematically before reporting it to consoles.

** Clients can supply their own maps for conversion at the factory. Several formats can potentially be converted. Please check with Omnitronics with regards to your specific format.

*** Clients can supply their own maps for conversion at the factory. Several mapping formats are supported, including GIS formats like MapInfo TAB, Esri SHP, DXF and DGN. Geofenced imagery is also supported eg. ecw and geotiff. Other formats can potentially also be converted.

White Paper

4 Considerations for Implementing Location Services with Radio Dispatch

One of the most exciting advances in digital radio is the inclusion of global positioning information (GPS) within the radio network. This White Paper presents 4 aspects of Location Services that must be considered for a radio dispatch environment.

Designed for Your Unique Needs

Omnitronics understands that each organization is unique and therefore has unique requirements for what and how GPS information is presented. As such the Advanced Location Services can be customized to suit these needs. Contact your local sales representative to discuss further.

We'll find the perfect system for your individual needs.

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