EOC-F Features

Overview:

  • Wall Display Feeds
  • Annotations
  • Private Layers
  • Regions
  • Entities
  • Image Popups
  • SMS and MMS texts
  • Smart Kapp Plans
  • Gestures and Proxemics

Wall Display Feeds:

Annotations:

Annotations are shared with all other devices in the system. Any changes made to the Table will also appear on the Wall Display. Additionally, the map on the Wall Display will move and zoom in sync with the map on the Table. This helps to keep all personnel aware of the planning being done on the Table.

Users can draw with a freehand pen, a straight line tool, or a circle tool. Users are also able to erase annotations by brush strokes or clear the entire layer.

Private Layers:


Users working on Tablets can also work privately, without sharing their annotations with the rest of the team. This could be useful for individuals working on drafts of response plans. There are three privacy levels: Device-Only, Role-Only (devices signed into the same role) and Public.

Regions/Exclusion Zones:


Regions can be used to store information about the emergency, annotate important areas, and group control units. They can be given names in order to make it easy to remember what they were for. You can route unites outside of an exclusion zone or route all units to a specific point.

Entities:


In addition, users can interact with entities individually. For a specific entity, personnel can see information about its type and, for vehicles, its passengers. Entities can be given destinations, and will begin to move towards these. Routes can include multiple destinations, and routes can be canceled.

Image Popups:


Images can be added to the map to give details about an emergency. By pressing and holding down on a location on the map, a popup will appear that allows an image to be selected form the local drive or from an intergrated camera. This image will appear on the map as an icon and can be expanded to show the full image. Images can also be given a text description. Like annotations, these images will appear on all devices in the system.

SMS and MMS texts:

Smart Kapp Plans:

As mentioned before, users are able to load .PDFs captured from the Kapp board on the Table device. Each .PDF are stamped with a date and time. A refresh button fetches more Kapp Board images after more have been captured and saved.

Gestures and Proxemics:

Flick Gesture

When users want to draw the attention of specific individuals to a specific area on the map, they can do so using a flick gesture - swiping upward on the upper-left corner of the Tablet while facing the device they want to interact with.

Users on the receiving device are notified that they have been requested to view a specific area of the map and are shown a preview. If they accept, their own map will change to match that of the sender's device.

Pour Gesture

Using a flick gesture will transfer screen extents from one device to another, but not adjust which layers are visible to the receiving user. Sometimes, users will want to transfer all of their settings from a Tablet to the Table to take advantage of the additional screen space and collaborative capabilities. Users are easily able to do this by simply "pouring" layer visibility from their Tablet to the Table. This will set all layer visibilities of the Table to those of the pouring Tablet.

Proxemics

Status: In Development. A tablet within a close vicinity of the Wall Display could choose to switch to a camera stream or what annotations would be visible.