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MULTITRUNK NETWORK RADIO FEATURES

 

GREATER USABLE RANGE

IDAS radios utilize a newer digital transmission protocol to get your voice messages across. Radios are able to decode the digital data even in noisy conditions that would make older analog radios unusable. The result is you get much better range with the IDAS network than you would with any analog radio.

 

AUTOMATIC SITE REGISTRATION

Radios move from site to site automatically without the user having to scan or change channels. This happens without any user intervention, so your employees never have to take their eyes off the road to make sure they are on the closest tower site.

 

OVER THE AIR SYSTEM PROGRAMMING UPDATES

As additional sites and channels are added to the network, the radios will automatically be updated with the information. This allows you to have use of the new sites and channels without having to bring all your vehicles back for programming. Once the initial programming template is set up to operate the way you want it, the radio is continuously updated with the most current system configuration.

 

ENCRYPTION AND SECURITY

There are currently no scanners on the market that will pick up signals from our network. The only way someone can listen in to your conversation is to have a radio programmed and authorized on the network. Each radio has a unique ID code and the system has features that prevent duplicate ID's. As an added measure of security, an encryption code can be programmed into your radios. This will encrypt the digital voice data before it is transmitted. The data is not decrypted until it reaches your other radios. The network does not decrypt the voice data, so your transmissions are secure from end to end. Encryption is a standard feature of the IDAS radios and available for use at no additional costs.

Lost or stolen radios can be disabled through the network.

 

ONE-TOUCH COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR ENTIRE GROUP

Radios are configured with a minimum of one "channel." These channels are talkgroups, or virtual channels, on the network. Your radios can be programmed with a single talkgroup to start with. If you feel you may need additional talkgroups in the future, we can program additional talkgroups into your radios now, and have them available for future use by simply activating them on the network. Now you can have a network-wide talkgroup for your entire company and a network-wide talkgroup for supervisors.

Multiple talkgroups is an excellent solution for larger fleets that need to have multiple dispatchers. Gone are the days when you had a dispatcher covering a specific area because that's where the tower covered. You can now allocate your resources to a talkgroup as it best fits your operations.

An example might be a large tank truck or concrete company with several well sites or plants spread out over a very large area. In the past you had multiple towers programmed into the radios, and each plant had a specific channel to share with other plants that were dispatched by the same person. If a particular area had a lot of jobs at the same time, you were unable to offload some plants or jobs to other dispatchers. With multiple talkgroups, you can assign a particular plant or job to a particular dispatcher.

 

PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE COMMUNICATIONS

In additional to group communications, private conversations can also occur with ease. As simply as changing the channel, or scrolling through a list, a supervisor or dispatcher can initiate a private conversation with any user in your fleet. This can be accomplished even if both radios are on different sites on the network, or even different talkgroups. No one else will hear the conversation.

 

GPS AUTOMATIC VEHICLE LOCATION

Automatic vehicle location (AVL) is an additional feature of the IDAS network. With the addition of a an inexpensive GPS module, your vehicle radios can send the vehicle's location at regular intervals, or every time a radio is keyed up. A radio's location can also be requested by the dispatcher using the mapping software.