Computer voice dispatching

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1railnut
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Computer voice dispatching

Post by 1railnut » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:13 am

Looks as if the city (and northcom) have followed in Escondido Fires foot steps of using the computer generated dispatching. One good thing about this -- it will hopefully eliminate the "ghost" dispatches, where the no voice is heard on the dispatch.

One really annoying consequence, which was noticed by a listener to the fire feed was; during the 3 alarm condo fire in PB, every time they added any new units to the alarm, even just one unit, it generated a new dispatch. One listener noted that they were up to 8 repeats of the dispatch, which included EVERY piece of equipment. And they weren't done added when we had that conversation.

With that traffic, and how slowly it voices the call, really fills up the recording buffer.

mike
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Re: Computer voice dispatching

Post by mike » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:42 am

I'm not a fan of that automated dispatch it gets annoying after a while and dispatches the call of a fire more than once taking over dispatch for other emergency calls putting lives in danger by delaying the dispatch to that call.

1railnut
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Re: Computer voice dispatching

Post by 1railnut » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:39 am

The dispatch over the air is only one of the many ways units are alerted.

I have pulsepoint on my phone. This information often comes out before coming out on the radio. Messages are also sent to pager, mobile phones, MDT's. So, no delay is to getting dispatches to units is delayed.

The most annoying thing though -- it does keep they scanner on the dispatch channel so one does not hear traffic on other channels/TG's. That is why the SD and poway fire feed is on trunk recorder -- it records everything then plays it.

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