NEXEDGE® application software and dispatch system effectively and efficiently manage your fleet.
Centralised System Management
Sophisticated network system management software reduces operation and maintenance costs. It offers such features as remote programming, firmware uploading, subscriber unit access management, monitoring and diagnostic capabilities – all from a secure Windows®-based application via direct connection, IP connection or dial-up modem. Access is limited to authorized personnel only.
Operators can monitor site traffic in real time for management and troubleshooting purposes. They can also download the detailed call activity of any channel site, individual or group for traffic, security and incident analysis. System Manager will graph peak usage and blocking statistics to identify possible system traffic and/or capacity issues.
Comprehensive subscriber privileging is provided: UID/GID validation, 127 UID/127GID Class-of-Service entries and 5,000 Fleet UID/GID lists permit operators to grant certain access privileges, call types, inter-site call capabilities and queue priority for any groups and/or individuals on a system.
Other convenient facilities include NXR diagnostics – for remote monitoring of hardware and the Ethernet network interface to identify possible problems – and remote NXR firmware uploading.
System monitor features provide for around-the-clock remote IP monitoring of all repeaters on an NXDN™ single-site or multi-site trunked network and on NXDN™ conventional IP networks. This software can alert supervisors and technical personnel to systemic problems or failures in any repeater at any site. Also the repeater monitor can be set to sound a PC alarm and send multiple emails or SMS text messages upon receiving an alert, with all events recorded in a log file.
When a trunked network IP link is disrupted, the site reverts to single-site trunked operation and a network link message can be broadcast over the air, while an alert tone is sounded on the radios of the system operator and on-call technician.
- Repeater Diagnostics Via IP
- WAV Alarms
- Email/SMS Alert Notifications
- Log File Download
- Single-site Trunked & Multi-site Networks
- Conventional & Conventional IP
NEXEDGE® AVL & Messaging
KENWOOD’s KAS-10 dispatch application easily integrates with a NEXEDGE® control station radio for operation on all system types or as a virtual PC radio via an IP connection to a NEXEDGE® trunked radio system or network. The voice/messaging and AVL functions run independently.
- 999 Mobile ID Capacity
- NEXEDGE® Conventional & Trunked Systems
- Analogue Conventional & LTR® Systems
- Microsoft® MapPoint® 2006/2009/2010/2011 Mapping
- Google Earth™ Maps (KML Output)
- NEXEDGE® VoIP Dispatch
- 100 Group Scan with 4 Priority Monitor IDs
- NXDN™ Voice Scrambling
- Dispatch Console Window
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Increased GPS Capacity / GPS Report Channel
GPS is an ideal way to track the position of personnel and vehicles. And NEXEDGE® Gen2 further enhances this convenience to facilitate management. The System Controller is aware at all times how many GPS-equipped SUs are on duty, and when a new SU is registered, it is assigned a reporting frame and traffic channel (not the CCH, as before).
Also, improvements to the air protocol minimize data overhead, thus maximizing traffic/data capacity while reducing GPS data processing time. Organizations that depend on GPS, such as utility companies, will be able to reap maximum benefit from these enhancements.
KENWOOD’s NEXEDGE® Dispatch System is a pure end-to-end, IP-based telecommunications console system designed for medium-to-large business or industrial applications. Network redundancy and hot standby provide 99.999% availability.
- IP Gateway Connection to NEXEDGE® Trunked Repeater
- Group, Individual, Emergency, Status, Encryption
- Analogue/NEXEDGE® Conventional Radio Gateway
- Patching at Dispatch Console
- System-Wide Aux I/O
- Supports Distributed Console System Design
Wireless Image System
This innovative system consists of a monitor station (KVT-11) and a base station (KAS-11), linked via NEXEDGE® digital transceivers*. Still images (900KB VGA-resolution color or B&W) are transmitted from remote cameras to the base station computer, which serves as the control and monitoring center. Thanks to MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, transfers take no more than 90 seconds. Several sites can be monitored simultaneously.
*Models compatible with Transparent mode.
Fleet Call Priority for Secured Priority Channel Allocation
With Fleet Call Priority you can assign a traffic channel to a specific group, console or other peripheral device, and also give it call priority. Any user in the assigned group can then access the system at any time. Since this offers both security and priority on a 24/7 basis, Fleet Call Priority is recommended for public safety applications as well as for supervisor groups and other private systems. Additionally, SMR operators will welcome this capability since, if implemented on an SMR network, it can effectively serve as a product to be offered to groups of end users.
Browser-based Multi-Access Configuration Tool
This browser-based configuration tool replaces the KPG-110SM System Manager. You can now use a PC or even mobile device to monitor, in real time, the access status of multiple users from multiple access points with access control.
Once a firmware update is uploaded to the System Controller, the repeaters are automatically updated. This ensures that all repeaters on the network will always have the latest firmware version. Log management via the System Controller is also possible. And since this is a browser-based approach, flexibility is assured: as long as you are connected to the network, you can access the system from anywhere to configure network settings remotely.
Call Pre-emption/Interruption for Consoles
Supervisors and console operators – for example, in airport control towers and taxi dispatch centers – will certainly welcome this feature, which ensures that console calls have priority. If there is no traffic channel available, the console can take over a channel: radios in operation will automatically stop ongoing call transmission/reception, and the console will be able to communicate directly with their users. Call interruption enables emergency alerts or instructions to be issued, making this ideal for public safety/works applications.