COMMON TERMS AND ACRONYMS
The following terms, acronyms and abbreviations appear in the Application.
Base (Map) Layer --- The primary image of the software’s digital map. This layer provides map coordinates and zoom levels. Non-base layers, called Overlays, add additional data on top of the Base Layer.
Bread Crumb Reports --- A tracking tool that allows you to track a Device’s last five reporting locations on the screen at once. This tool is very useful for tracking Devices in (almost) real-time, especially during Panic Alert situations. Use the Bread Crumb tool with Devices and Radios that do not have ‘Live Track’ capabilities.
Operation --- An important file container used to centralize tracking project information. Operations may contain lists of assigned Devices, Personnel, Map Features (geofences) and Rules. Each folder may also contain project documentation, background materials, contact lists, subject names, pictures and court documentation etc.
Operation Builder --- The Tool used to build Operations that connect all aspects of a tracking effort together and stores the information as one unit. These files become permanent records for Operational activities and are accessible without leaving the E2 environment
Data Importer --- The tool used to import Device data, such as Generic Data Records and Feature Group information. Access the Importer using the Menu under ‘Plugins’.
Data Logger --- A tracking Device that records only its own activities internally. The stored data is then retrieved and uploaded directly into the Application, bypassing standard external transmission for security reasons. A ‘hybrid’ data logger can transmit its location back to the Application, then go into a stealth mode and internally record its own data as needed. Later the data is retrieved in bulk and can be uploaded.
Data Source --- Any Device that generates data not sent through UniTrac server services before reaching the Application. A ‘license tag reader’ is a Data Source.
Devices --- Mobile tracking units. Devices, depending on manufacturer, may vary in size and shape and may have very different capabilities. Devices can be standard trackers, non-standard trackers, mobile (cellular) devices, radios or data loggers.
Device Management Tool --- A tool that allows User/Operators to turn quickly ON and OFF Command and Control functions that range from polling to activating stealth mode. Access to this tool is only available with permission from an Administrator.
Device Icons --- On-screen graphics (such as automobiles, trucks, airplanes or boats) that represent Devices on the tracking map. In the Application, shapes and colours of these icons can be easily changed to eliminate on-screen clutter.
Deployment --- A distribution of tracking Devices, Radios or personnel on a specific Operation for a specific length of time.
Features --- Geofences, boundaries or points of interest drawn on a tracking map by an Application User (or Operator). Features pinpoint locations; create digital obstacles, boundaries and intelligence points of interest. When crossed by a Device (or Radio) Features may trigger an alert of the breach and notifies Application of the unauthorized movement.
Features (software) --- Geofences and boundaries created by using Application.
Features (hardware) --- Geofences and boundaries created using the hardware and software contained inside a Device. Hardware Geofences are created either externally or by using a Device Control Panel. When a Device enters a Geofence, it may automatically begin reporting, go into stealth mode until it leaves, or convert to Data Recording mode as needed.
Feature Alerts --- On-screen, text and email alerts distributed by the Application when geofence or boundary Rules are violated.
Feature Groups --- Prepackaged map Features imported in bulk using the Data Import Tool. These imports add new ‘places’ to standard base maps such as schools, regional airports, helicopter landing zones, etc. that might not be a standard provided by your map provider. Feature Group data is imported as CSV or KML files and are displayed as Map Overlays.
History Filter Tools --- Two search and filter tools used to recreate the historical tracks of Devices or Radios during specific periods. The Basic History Filter (BHF) tool recreates and replays Device histories for one Device at a time. To locate a Basic History Final report, open the Menu > Views > Reports > Reports Grid.
The Advanced History Filter (AHF) tool digs deeper and can reproduce reports for multiple Devices during a specific period. AHP also searches and recreates specific travel speeds, stops, and when Device's intersect. To see an Advanced History Report, open the Menu > Views > Reports > Advanced History Filter > Reports.
Labels --- Small identification tags that appear next to Device (or Radio) icons on-screen. By design, labels only appear when zoomed all the way into a map. Labels can be added or removed by changing your ‘User Settings’.
LIS Radio Network --- The digital radio network used by many Operations Support Teams that integrates with the Application just like a normal tracking Device.
These Radios display on-screen to give the User/Operators the ability to track the team and monitor nearby tracking Devices at the same time. LIS radio users can issue panic alerts, trip geofence boundaries, and find other support team members nearby for easy dispatch and communication.
Maps --- Digital representations of Earth. This Application uses several types of maps. Each provides the ability to zoom in to a neighborhood view, and then out to a satellite view while tracking Devices. The maps available to you depend on licensing agreements with map providers in your contract.
Map in Map Displays --- Using a Map in Map display allows you to keep a Device in view on a smaller map placed inside the Base Map, while using the Base map to track other areas. Small maps over the Base map allow you to track multiple projects at once.
Map Overlays --- Pre-configured map layers that show map Features (geofences), Places, Points of Interest, Bread Crumb tracking, History report displays and mobile tracking displays. Layers can be added or removed as needed.
Mini-Maps --- The small window found next to Device icons displayed over the Base Map. This window allows you to orient yourself with a Device’s location and current operational status. The contents of each mini-map can be changed in User Settings to display a map or just Device data panels.
Operation --- An important file container used to centralize tracking information and data. Operations contain lists of assigned Devices, Personnel, Map Features (geofences) and Rules. Each container may also contain imported data, project support documentation, background materials, contact lists, subject names, pictures and court documentation. Once an Operation is created, it becomes part of a permanent record that stays in Evolution until archived.
Operation Builder --- The tool used to build Operations that connect all aspects of a tracking effort and stores the information.
Panic Alerts --- On-screen notifications triggered by the owner of a tracking Device when in danger. Field users (owners) trigger alerts manually. Alerts can be configured to send audio alarms to Users, plus text and email alerts to stakeholders.
Polling (or Poll) --- The act of requesting a Device to wake up and identify itself. Polls can be sent manually or on set schedules. Each request and response is displayed in the Device Notification Center. In some locations, ‘polling’ is sometimes explained as a Device being ‘callable’.
Primary Poll Time --- The rate at which a Device normally reports to the Application.
Primary Panic Time --- The rate at which a Device reports to the Application when in Panic Mode.
Radios --- Digital radios used and controlled by Application Operation Support Team members working various Operations. These radios can be hand-held, on motorcycles, in cars or in helicopters to create a massive communications network with Application User/Operators. Radio deployments allow User/Operators to see the distribution of their teams in relationship to the Devices tracked.
Radio Managers --- The commanders in charge of overseeing, setting up and approving Radio deployments for Support Team members. In addition to a Radio Manager, there may also be a Radio Administrator. These leadership positions are separate from applications Administrators or Managers.
Reporting Rate --- The rate of periodic responses sent from a Device to Application. Responses are sent at various intervals, depending on the type and model of each Device. Reporting rates can be changed to match situational changes in the field.
Reports --- A column in the reporting grids where Users can find the outputs for the Basic History Playback Tool. The tool is used to filter and playback historic Device data.
Rules --- Command triggers used to connect geofences with a Device, group of Devices or a deployment of Radios. Each Rule commands software to send User and stakeholder alerts if certain Devices or Radios cross into or leave certain geofence areas. Text and/or emails can also be sent to Users and Stakeholders notifying them of breach.
Rule Alerts --- These are Alerts issued when a Device crosses into or out of a geofence or boundary, violating the map Feature’s Rules. Each alert is automatically displayed on the Base Map, and then can be sent as text messages and/or emails to preprogrammed addresses, depending on configuration.
Status Alerts --- Alerts issued by advanced Devices to notify User/Operators of movement, temperature changes, tampering and input activity.
Subjects --- Persons of interest in regards to an Operation, Case or Mission.
Tree --- A directory of Operations, Devices, Map Features and Deployments that you have permission to see. The Tree is an alternative to using the Menu to navigate the software. Access the Tree by clicking the Tree icon on the toolbar. To open the Tree permanently, change the screen to show the SWP Style screen layout.
Workspaces ---- These are the working areas of your computer screen. A workspace is a ‘container’ for your desktop layout style, assigned Operations, map Features, Devices and Support Team Radios. You may create as many different Workspaces as required for you to do your job, and switch between them as needed.
Users --- Individuals (sometimes-called Operators, OPS Users etc.) that work on, track or are assigned to track Devices (and Radios) in Application.
UniTrac --- Corp Ten International’s, A Domo Tactical Communications proprietary server application database management program. UniTrac allows two-way communications between satellite, mobile and radio providers around the world. UniTrac is the central data collection point used by Application for tracking Devices, Data Sources and Radios.
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