As the shift beings, the officer’s smart phone connects
via WiFi to the radio terminal, and the officer can see
the applications at their disposal. Before setting out, the
officer runs an inventory app in the vehicle. Key pieces of
equipment have Bluetooth tags, so UnifyVehicle detects
that these items are all on board, to make sure the officer
has all the tools needed for a day on the job.
The officer hits the road, but the UnifyVehicle terminal
stays connected to the Internet via the cellular network.
The powerful receiver in UnifyVehicle, means the
officer will stay connected well beyond smart phone
service range, so clear voice and data communications
continue as the officer receives instructions to head to an
emergency. Pictures, video, vehicle licensing and other
situational information can be delivered to laptops,
tablets, or any devices connected to the UnifyVehicle
The officer travels to a rural area on the outskirts
of the city, beyond the reach of cellular networks.
Because UnifyVehicle is built into a mission-critical
communications device, it will maintain a voice and data
connection to dispatch over the wide area police radio
network. The officer remains in contact with dispatch
over the radio - still safe, informed and connected,
despite the remote location.
Software from any qualified vendor can be installed on
the UnifyVehicle terminal, offering a variety of safety
and efficiency applications, including:
• Voice recording: The officer can replay messages
they might have missed or misunderstood. This saves
valuable time in repeat conversations and helps
ensure clear communication.
• Extension app: When the officer exits the
vehicle, their smart phone remains connected to
UnifyVehicle via WiFi, effectively becoming a remote
extension for the vehicle radio. (In the past, officers
would also carry a portable radio, but UnifyVehicle
bridges the gap between cellular devices and wide-area networks.)
“UnifyVehicle brings powerful
communication to key
locations where people work,
but connectivity is scarce.”