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Positioning System - WARPS

Supplier: Warps International

WARPS is a peripheral device for mobile radios which transmits vehicle identity, GPS position and status when the radio microphone (Press To Talk) button is released, or when polled from a fixed base station.

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WARPS avoids the use of standard data-transmission protocols, and uses a unique patent-pending solution to enable data transmission without interference over voice channels.

Physical Description of WARPS Positioning System
WARPS is housed in a small rugged metal box (dimensions 156 x 102 x 45mm) with a base mounting plate (198 x 99mm) with holes allowing fixation where desired.

The WARPS unit connects to the mobile radio through the radio's auxiliary connector and by cable to a roof-mounted GPS antenna.

WARPS transmitted data integrates with commercially available mapping software to display all vehicles on a PC screen - as colour-coded pictograms or labels with vehicle ID and status. WARPS data can be simultaneously displayed across all networked computers.

Features of WARPS Positioning System

  • 16 channel GPS receiver
  • Last good fix always saved
  • Internal Watchdog timer
  • Data transmission with Fast Frequency Keyed Shift modem provides improved signal to noise ratio - enables better performance in poor radio environments
  • Data transmitted in very short (<200 ms) audio packet over radio audio channel when mic PTT button is released
  • Does not require allocation of discrete channel for data transmission
  • May be polled for status and position from WARPS-equipped base station

Optional Features may be specified by customer, eg: transmit a regular time intervals or when activated by some external event.

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