Capabilities-at-a-Glance

Capability Description
Interface Method

The Kodiak driver and Avtec's Trunking Gateway together with Kodiak's Broadband PTT gateway provide a VoIP connection between the Scout console and the Broadband PTT network. This interface is available on AT&T's Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT), Verizon's Push-to-Talk Plus (PTT+), and Motorola's WAVE™ OnCloud and Nitro™ CBRS Private LTE Network.

Controls
Group Call Allows a dispatcher to establish voice communication with a group of subscriber radios or consoles. All members of the group hear the conversation.
Emergency Call/State

Notifies a dispatcher of an emergency situation in the field using a unique ring and visual indication. When a subscriber presses the emergency button, the endpoint generates an emergency call and activates the emergency state. Until the emergency state is cleared by the dispatcher, no further emergency calls from that subscriber can generate an Emergency Call.

Permanent Patch The Avtec Scout system can be configured to utilize software permanent patches between PoC and LMR talkgroups. The resulting permanently patched talkgroups appear to the dispatcher as a single talkgroup on the console and enable communications across LTE and LMR talkgroups. Note: Software permanent patches are enabled through Scout's "Audio Bridge" which is an optional licensed Avtec product.
Tone Generation

Allows a dispatcher to send tones or to send tone specifications when WAV files cannot produce the desired output. For example, a dispatcher could send an alert tone to announce bad weather or other alarm conditions. These tones include:

  • Alert Tones
  • Paging Tones
  • Channel Marker Tones
  • Keying Tones
  • Guard Tones
  • Function Tones
  • DTMF Tones
Console Priority Depending on how the radio system is configured, allows a dispatcher with a higher priority level to take over a transmission from a subscriber on a different talkgroup when there are no resources available, or allows a dispatcher with higher priority level to be placed higher in the queue for the next available resource.​

Note: By convention, all console transmissions have automatic priority over subscriber unit transmissions.
PTT ID with Alias (ANI) Gives a dispatcher a visual indication of the identity associated with the last voice transmission. An identity can represent the raw subscriber unit ID (PTT-ID) or an alphanumeric string representation of it (ANI Alias). The identity can display in the Activity History and on the associated endpoint pad using the ANI pad extender. For example, a PTT ID of 2527 can be aliased to “Fire 1.”
Unit Call Allows a unit to send and receive a direct voice call to and from a single unit. Units can be either dispatchers or subscribers in the system.
Unit Alert Allows a unit to send or receive a request for another unit to call them back. Units can be either dispatchers or subscribers in the system.