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Automatic population of talk groups, initiated by a computer through an API

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021945D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-17
Document File: 3 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Niels Erik Jorgensen: AUTHOR

Abstract

Currently the population of talk groups (TG’s) are done manually. This can be a slow process, taking into consideration of all the other tasks an operator has.

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TITLE Automatic population of talk groups, initiated by a computer through an API

by Niels Erik Jorgensen , Motorola

Abstract

Currently the population of talk groups (TG’s) are done manually. This can be a slow process, taking into consideration of all the other tasks an operator has.

The population of the TG’s could be done through a well-defined interface (API) between the computer system and the radio system. Such configuration could be based on criteria determined by software or hardware. This will allow the decision making of configuration of talk groups in a radio system to be automated and taken over by computers instead of as today an operator, or semi-manual allow computers to suggest a configuration and let the operator acknowledge the operation.

Introduction

Today computers are applied as surveillance systems or simulators and they will be more and more involved as a tool in the decision-making. This impose new challenges to the command and control centres as some of the decision making naturally should move from a manual process to an automated process free up valuable time for the operator.

As example:

Today computer systems survey a water supply system. Sudden drops in the water pressure due to a large hole in one of the supply pipes could initiate a numerical simulation by a computer. Based on the numerical simulation the computer would be able to determine:

  1. In what pipe or region has the damage occurred?
  2. What is the current and eventually future impact of the damage (eg. Derived from coupling to a GIS system).
  3. What type people need to be involved in the problem solving.
  4. What people with a specific profile are closest to the incident?
  5. What are the communication needs?

The radio system can offer:

  1. Mobile stations with their location.
  2. For each mobile station a set of attributes and services the person can deliver.
  3. The possibility to set up ta...