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Which DMR Apps For Which Task? |

Business Apps
By
General Manager, Radio Channel, Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands
Which DMR Apps For Which Task?

From lone worker monitoring to automating routine tasks, apps on DMR radios enable organisations to do so much more than just voice communications.

Apps on digital mobile radio (DMR) systems can increase efficiency and productivity with time-saving automation and functionality. You can track vehicle data such as current location and speed, and get alerts when a vehicle reaches a certain point or goes beyond a certain range. You can track events such as engine on/off, door open/close and siren on/off. You can assign tasks, text groups or individuals and record voice calls. Most importantly, these apps can and have literally saved lives by keeping track of your workers, and initiating incident Responses.

To enable these tasks, these are just some of the current apps available in the Motorola Solutions’ DMR portfolio (known as MOTOTRBO):

FLEET ADMINISTRATION

Efficiently manage fleet operations (fleet tracking) and remotely control radios. Get live status updates and configure the radio to send online/offline reports to the server.

VOICE DISPATCH

Provides communications between the dispatcher and remote radios. Make broadcast, group, private, remote monitor or emergency calls even faster using programmable shortcuts.

JOB TICKETING

Create, assign and monitor job tickets through the radio network to deliver routine tasks more efficiently. Radio users can accept or decline the job ticket by simply pushing a button.

EVENT LOGGING

Log all system events including voice calls, text messages and status changes. Customise rules, filter and group events or generate reports detailing location and radio status.

TELEMETRY

Monitor and manage remote equipment from the control room. The system supports native MOTOTRBO telemetry with multiple profiles supported for different devices.

ALARM & LONE WORKER

Improve the safety of personnel with automatic alarms and lone worker protection. The alarm can also be sent as an automated message, email or SMS.

TEXT MESSAGES & EMAIL

Easily communicate with other devices when voice communication is not possible. Send broadcast, group or private text messages. Radio users can text back to the dispatcher.

SMART DEVICE INTEGRATION WITH WAVE

WAVE Work Group Communications is an enterprise-grade broadband push-to-talk (PTT) solution which is optimised for connection to MOTOTRBO Connect Plus radio systems. WAVE works over any wireless IP network (3G, 4G/LTE or WiFi), supports all Android and iOS devices and is capable of standalone operation.

SYSTEM MONITORING

Monitor the performance and utilisation of your system: real-time activity; diagnostics and control; alarm log and alarm notifications; RF coverage map; analytics and reports.

VOICE RECORDING

Continuous voice recording of all calls with playback for analysis, reporting or training purposes. Audio files are stored in MP3 format on the radio server and dispatcher.

IP SYSTEM BRIDGE

Communicate between radios located on different networks. Interconnect geographically distributed systems and set up permanent and dynamic bridging of voice and data calls.

INDOOR POSITIONING

Accurately display the location of workers wherever they are indoors when there is no GPS coverage. Set up indoor positioning units throughout your facility where there is no GPS coverage and seamlessly monitor the indoor and outdoor location of users via the one console.

GPS TRACKING

Follow workers, vehicles and business assets in real-time to ensure maximum safety and productivity. View routes, set up geofencing and log radio movements using a configurable set of rules.

RF COVERAGE MONITORING

Maximise system performance and make sure everyone is connected with RF coverage maps. These provide a graphical representation of network coverage based on the RSSI level of signals received from GPS-enabled MOTOTRBO radios.

PHONE INTERCONNECT

Make and receive calls between MOTOTRBO radios and telephones. Enable a dispatcher to make and receive telephone calls through the dispatcher console.

AES ENCRYPTION

Secure your communications with the industry-standard 256-bit encryption scheme.

DATA WEB CLIENT

Empower remote dispatchers to access the system using a web interface.

ROUTE (JOURNEY) MANAGEMENT

Efficiently manages travel operations (vehicle and personnel tracking) and remotely controls radios to get live status updates. Radios can be configured to send automated travel requests with expected durations, location and number of personnel travelling to a managed centralised server.

Martin Chappell

General Manager, Radio Channel, Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands

Martin has responsibility for Motorola Solutions’ Australian, New Zealand and Pacific islands commercial radio channel including its vibrant and active channel partner community of more than 55 specialists across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Martin brings more than 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications sectors, including roles at Asia Global Crossing, PowerTel and AAPT. Most of Martin’s working life has involved ...