Salamander has the ability to integrate with Computer-Aided Dispatch Systems (CAD) to affirm accountability begins from the moment of dispatch through the entire incident until the call is completed. With Salamander being your conduit between CAD and reporting, it assures you that tracking occurs immediately and fluidly. We comprehensively track resources for the purpose of interoperable communications, accountability and incident command.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
- Adaptability to download in-progress CAD or Salamander incidents to be able to select the event for response
- Flexibility to easily recognize incidents for response by combining Salamander and CAD naming conventions.
- Visibility to see the units that CAD dispatched to increase speed in the accountability process.
- Streamlines process by giving the end user a simplistic interface to associate resources to the dispatched unit.
- As a contingency if internet is not available, Salamander allows to create an off-line incident to begin tracking units and the actions associated.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Easily identify unit, personnel, or asset across multiple systems with established naming convention.
- Accountability begins instantly because Salamander is attached on every call
- Gives an accurate start time because it automates when the incident begins
- Smooth and seamless transition from dispatch to on-scene accountability
- Incident created on the fly, regardless of connectively, will automatically match CAD once reconnected to the internet.
- The ability to join multiple events into a single incident to create a common operating picture
Wikipedia has CAD defined as:
Computer-aided dispatch (CAD), also called computer-assisted dispatch, is a method of dispatching taxicabs, couriers, field service technicians, mass transit vehicles or emergency services assisted by computer. It can either be used to send messages to the dispatchee via a mobile data terminal (MDT) and/or used to store and retrieve data (i.e. radio logs, field interviews, client information, schedules, etc.). A dispatcher may announce the call details to field units over a two-way radio. Some systems communicate using a two-way radio system's selective calling features. CAD systems may send text messages with call-for-service details to alphanumeric pagers or wireless telephony text services like SMS. The central idea is that persons in a dispatch center are able to easily view and understand the status of all units being dispatched. CAD provides displays and tools so that the dispatcher has an opportunity to handle calls-for-service as efficiently as possible.