Celab Four:C Dispatch

Computer aided dispatch solution

Four:C Dispatch is a user-friendly and affordable computer aided dispatch solution for mission-critical applications. Besides providing simple TETRA communications the solution offers job ticketing and location tracking.

About Celab Four:C Dispatch

With a capable map engine and real-time location tracking Four:C Dispatch provides increased control of the resources in the field. Jobs, tasks and dispatching can be managed more efficient and with improved traceability thanks to the proven communication capabilities and status management features.

Unlike many other centralised dispatch/operator solutions Four:C Dispatch uses the already available air interface in TETRA which minimises costs for extra infrastructure and wired connections. If you are looking for a computer aided dispatch solution with a wired interface, please see Celab Orchestra instead.

Four:C Dispatch is a development of our previous solution, Celab Operator Platform. If the predecessor was a communication platform with management features Four:C Dispatch is, in every sense, a management solution with communication features.

Communications Management

The solution was originally developed as a quick and easy way to initiate and receive calls, monitor traffic and manage text messages in TETRA. Even if current Four:C Dispatch is much more resourceful this is still refined for each release.

All events that pass through the system are saved on a specific tab together with a time stamp. If an event has not been managed by the operator all new information is clearly indicated, providing continuous traceability.

Calls are initiated simply by dialling an ISSI, a function number or by selecting a contact in the list. A call can be placed in simplex or duplex. If no choice is made the pre-defined settings will be used.

Four:C Dispatch allows multiple TETRA terminals to be connected to the same client. All terminals are managed via the software, enabling more paths for communicating. Listening occurs on the currently selected radio and talk group.

Call Back Requests

Incoming CBR’s for private or group calls are indicated both visually and audibly. The request is automatically placed in line and the operator easily calls the user by clicking in the list.

Emergency Calls

Incoming emergency calls are particularly noticeable by a powerful ringtone and a pop-up that presents information about the sender, like emergency procedures or medical information.

Status message translation

It is very simple to define the meaning of incoming status messages. Press edit, choose status and designate code and definition. Done.

Status triggered features

Four:C Dispatch also has support for outgoing status messages that can be used to activate status triggered features in connected terminals.

Messaging

The system supports all occurring types of status and text messages (standard, flash, concatenated and pre-defined).

Scanning

Since the system can manage multiple radios a terminal can be dedicated for scanning and talk group monitoring.

Announcements

In order to quickly disperse information the solution offers an announcement feature that uses a prioritised radio/talk group. After the broadcast the system automatically returns to previous settings.

Hotkeys

Hotkeys can be created for recurring activities. Available for messaging, calls, call-out or unit alert. These can be set to be sent to ISSI, MSISDN or GSSI.

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Contact Management

The tab Contacts provides a complete view of the connected users/resources with information like name, numbers, location and current status readily available. Just like on all other tabs, the information can be sorted, grouped and filtered to choice. Settings that are automatically saved even if you reboot the software. Besides registering information like ISSI, designation, native talk group or comments about a contact directly in the system the data can be imported and exported with CSV.

Prioritised contacts

Contacts can be set as prioritised, resulting in their information being displayed in bold text in all lists and being assigned specific ring tones for status and text messages. Together with the possibility to assign a fixed locations for contacts, the system can be used for receiving information from different external devices, like alarms (telemetry).

Tillsammans med möjligheten att sätta en fast position på kontakter kan Four:C Dispatch även användas för mottagning av information från olika typer av moduler, t.ex. larmmottagning (telemetri).

Active Map

Four:C Dispatch is delivered with a competent map module, built upon a map engine from Carmenta, a leading developer of geographical information systems (GIS) for mission-critical applications.

The map supports all types of geographical data, enabling organisations to use their own maps and data. With its layered design, the system allows different information to be viewed depending on situation. For instance maps covering fire hydrants, bus stops, water mains and electrical lines can be switch on and off.

To further simplify the systems is equipped with a coordinate converter so users can input almost any format of coordinates to find a specific location on the map. If instead a point on the map is selected the coordinates are reproduced in the varying formats. A handy feature if the organisation uses other map based applications.

Real-time location tracking

The solution supports location tracking of multiple entities simultaneously. Operators can see where all vehicles, units and/or workers are located, "live".

This feature is further improved with the service Four:C AVL, a server that manages the location tracking of resources and forwards the information to all connected clients.

Four:C Observer

The active map module can also be delivered as a standalone application. Suitable for instance on a big screen in a command centre or on a tablet to provide continuous monitoring of the resources, even while on the move.

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The docked resource list enables easy viewing of desired vehicles, individuals or other resources.

Lists can also be compiled for points of interest like fire hydrants, bus stops or fire stations.

Specific zoom levels and locations can can be saved for future viewing.

Job Ticketing and Resource Management

The solution can manage templates, enabling jobs/tasks/emergencies being created from incoming data. A task management window is opened on top of the map displaying structured information about the job/task/emergency.

Besides resources already linked to the job/task/emergency from a PSAP the operator can attach more resources via drag and drop as well as forwarding the information to these units. Attached resources are cumulated in a list in the task management window, where the latest status from each unit is displayed. For instance, from our mobile emergency management system Four:C Mobile.

The job information can also be updated manually if conditions change or the location is incorrect. I.e. the operator can also set up jobs/tasks/emergencies for alarms from telemetry modules, like automatic alarms.

All events during a job/emergency are logged automatically. The operator can also manually make notes that can be used for documenting and time stamping important decisions.

Station dispatching

For organisations that use fixed dispatch procedures the system can be used to trigger pre-defined outputs, like a specific fire station.

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Remote Control

Remote control provides even more control over communications and resources in the field.

The remote control features uses the remote control functionality in Motorola TETRA terminals and requires a software option in the radio. All terminals activated for remote control can be viewed on the tab remote control. The system will announce if a radio should lack proper licenses.

By right-clicking on a contact in the list several remote control options are presented. The operator can also multi-select several radios and thereby controlling multiple devices simultaneously.

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Fetch talk group

Returns the current talk group selected on the radio with a time stamp.

Fetch signal strength

Returns the terminals current signal strength with a time stamp.

Subscribe to talk group changes

The column Last Talk Group will be updated with the current talk group until the radio is turned off.

Fetch position

Returns the radios current GPS coordinates with time stamp.

Change to my talk group

Adjust the terminal to the operators current talk group.

End call

Ends ongoing call on the radio.

Reboot

Restarts the radio.

Show in browser / on map

Shows the latest GPS location on the map or in Google Maps.

More features

Shared resources

With the Four:C syncronisation server multiple client can share the same database in real-time.

Optional ring tones

As default there are several tones set for different call types and messages. These can also be set to your ordinary sounds, alarms and tones.

Dynamic licensing

Four:C Dispatch is completely modular, which means you only pay for the features your organization needs.

Editable designations

All tab titles, terms and phrases can be adjusted to fit your organizations terminology. Even languages settings can be changed.

Activity log

Both calls and messages are logged under their respective tabs, for complete overview and history.

Dynamic look and feel

The system comes with several themes so it can be optimized according to current conditions.

Voice recording

By connecting a voice recorder to the system current calls can be recorded automatically or manually.

Search

For comprehensive lists there is an intelligent search functionality built in.

Optional peripherals

The system usually ships with two speakers and a goose neck PTT/microphone but there are options. With a DECT headset for instance, the operator can both telephone and TETRA calls in the same headset.

Smart filtering and sorting

All tabs have dynamic filtering, sorting and grouping options that lets you show the information relevant to you in any given moment. As an example, users can be grouped by their latest status, talk group, work group.

Included
  • Communication management
  • Contact management
Options
  • Active Map
  • Remote Control
  • Task management
  • Resource management
  • Shared resources
  • Talk group monitoring & scanning
  • Application monitoring

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Specifications are not available since it varies depending on set up, number of connected radios and screens as well as which modules are installed. The requirements are also dependant on if the installation is local or in a server environment.

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