Wireless Data Network WDN
The WiPath Wireless Data Network (WDN) is the collective name given to the combination of our mobile data terminals and Gatekeeper data gateway software.
The WDN provides the framework on which a very versatile and flexible voiceless dispatch system for mobile job management and field service automation can be created.
The Wireless Data Network, with a number of easily configured software tools, can be integrated into:
- Computer aided dispatch system,
- Job management system,
- Logistics or maintenance management system .
Wireless Data Gateway – Gatekeeper
The Gatekeeper software is a central part or the WiPath wireless data network with the 2-way messaging, job processing, job status, GPS and personnel management capabilities.
It can process multiple jobs at the same time. Multiple job status stacks can be pre-configured and the initial status set in the job can even allow different status paths. Any status can be set to return data, whether as an option or compulsory, when selected status transitions are made. Returning job data allows for automatic updating of job data in the dispatch system.
Automatic Vehicle Location part can be set to acquire and transmit location data on separate time or distance criteria. Multiple geofence zones can be created in any shape. The system can be set to report zone crossings and even to automatically trigger status changes when the zone boundary is crossed.
A free form messaging capability allows two way messaging between the terminal and the base.
- Job Processing & Management
- Two Way Messaging
- GPS Location (Automatic Vehicle Location)
- Personnel Management
- Terminal Management
|Multiple Job Processing||Up to 100 jobs may be held in memory|
|Multiple Job Formats||Job display format can be changed with different job types|
|Multiple Status Trees||Vary the status tree according to the starting status|
|Job Return Data||Allows automatic updating of job data in the dispatch system|
|Terminal Initiated Jobs||Jobs may be initiated at the terminal|
|Flexible Job Field Configuration||Multiple types of Job Field including Hidden|
|Variable Job Fields||Non configured Job Fields able to be sent with jobs|
|Job Location Field Type||Location of the job can be sent with the job to trigger auto status change and auto zone reporting on arrival at job|
|Job Summary||One scrolling screen shows summary of all jobs on MDT|
|Job Revocation||Jobs on MDT can be recalled and cancelled by the base|
|Job Sorting||The sort order can be set on the MDT to allow for prioritisation and efficient run management|
|Job Status Management|
|Multiple Status Stacks||Up to 32 different statuses may be configured with the initial status set in the job to allow different status paths|
|Two Way Status Paths||Statuses may be repeated|
|Return Data on Status Change||Send return data when selected status transitions are made|
|Honour Return Field Requirements||Force return data to be completed on selected status transitions|
|Send And Clear Log||Send the job log or clear the job log on status transition|
|Auto Status Changes||Force status changes on certain criteria including job location reached and triggering of external inputs|
|Status Changes Restrictions||Enable status transitions to occur only if other statues have already been reached|
|Messaging Function||A free form messaging capability allows two way messaging between the terminal and the base|
|Return Data Fields||Data generated as a result of a job can be entered on the terminal to return to the base dispatch centre|
|Multiple Return Data Field Types||String, numeric, float (decimals)|
|Return Data Field Restrictions||Force entry of data of fixed length or between fixed values|
|One Shot Return Fields||Return fields that only appear if certain statuses are entered|
|Multiple Entries In One Field||One shot field allow for multiple entries to be entered in the same data field by transitioning the status several times e.g. if parts and quantities are listed|
|Automatic Vehicle Location||The terminals can automatically and separately acquire and transmit location data on separate time or distance criteria|
|Base Polling Allowed||The base can separately poll the vehicle for its location|
|Geofencing||The terminals can hold up to 32 geofence zones which may be setup either as polygons or as point and radius zones|
|Multi-layer Geofences||Overlapping geofences with layer criteria allow different status and alarm notification|
|Geofence Zone Display||Current zone can be displayed on terminal|
|Geofence Boundary Reporting||Zone crossings can be reported|
|Geofence Status Triggering||Status changes can be triggered by zone boundary crossings|
|Job Zone||A job location can be sent with the job to create a temporary geofence and report arrival at location|
|Terminal Logins||Primary user must log on terminal user ID|
|Login Data||Special data may be gathered at login and log off such as mileage|
|Multiple Logins Permitted||When more than 1 operator needs to be recorded, multiple logins are possible, with logins and logoffs allowed at different times|
|Admin Screen||The Admin screen on the terminal is where communications parameters, initial mileage etc. are entered|
|Password Control||The Admin screen may be password protected to prevent user access|