WalkieFleet Release Notes

  • Scan list management in the network settings
  • Scan mode start/stop in the client application
  • Command "Start/stop Scan Mode" in the OTAP key mapper actions
  • Fixes for Caltta DMR
WalkieFleet 5.8.1
Hytera DMR Support Enhancements
  • XPT support (multisite and single site)
  • Data revert repeater support
  • Radio monitor (from dispatcher)
  • Radio enable/disable (from dispatcher)
Other Enhancements
  • Updates and fixes for the Caltta DMR
  • Audio routine refactoring in the Android client
  • Better support for Bluetooth accessories in the Android client
Server Enhancements
  • Backup server enhancements - dispatcher automatic handover, group patches and dynamic group replication
Dispatcher Enhancements
  • "Tone Transmit" control in the custom consoles. Transmits a wav sound file to a group
  • "Set Selected" control in the custom consoles. Sets selected group for the predefined list of users
WalkieFleet 5.8.0
Server Enhancements
  • WalkieFleet Server based on Linux
  • PostgreSQL support as the database backend for WalkieFleet server
  • Web-based Server Manager
  • Enhancements and optimizations increasing the server throughput
  • Echo groups. Automatic voice callback for system testing purpose
Android Client Enhancements
  • Voice quality enhancements. Improved AGC and noise cancellation
  • Web link support in the messenger
  • Support and adjustments for new PoC devices
Dispatcher Enhancements
  • Periodic KML layer update
  • Web link support in the messenger
WalkieFleet 5.7.7
System Monitoring
  • Web-based application to monitor the server operation
  • Statistics of online connections, calls, emergencies, messages, locations, etc
  • Information about the server hardware utilization and database usage
  • DMR connection availability
  • Alerts and E-Mail notifications
  • Requires the system monitoring license to operate
Web Dispatcher
  • Web-based application for dispatcher operation
  • Voice PTT calls
  • Message exchange
  • Location tracking
  • Manage users and groups
  • OTAP (Changing settings for online devices)
  • Requires the API license to operate
Other Enhancements
  • Export / Import function in the Network Settings now supports DMR users
  • Track animation in the dispatcher's Show Track report
  • Custom SIP contacts programmed for a device via OTAP
  • DTMF dialing into ongoing phone call
  • Export / Import of the setting template in the Device Settings window of the dispatcher application
  • Important fix for redundant server
WalkieFleet 5.7.6
Dynamic Groups
  • Dynamic Groups - groups created and managed by a dispatcher in the dispatch console
  • Capability to add/delete dynamic group members based on the geofencing
  • New permission for a dispatcher to create and manage dynamic groups
  • New permission for a dispatcher to manage all dynamic groups available in a network
Guard Tour Enhancements
  • QR Code checkpoints
  • Printing of QR Code checkpoints in the dispatcher console
Full Duplex Calls
  • Full duplex private voice calls for mobile users
  • Applicable only to mobile devices running Android 9.0 or higher, supporting hardware echo cancellation and having a touch screen
  • New user permission to enable full duplex calls
Telephone Interconnect Enhancements
  • Calls from the mobile client to a phone subscriber from predefined contact list
  • SIP ID in the user and group properties - alternative user/group number or name for incoming telephone call
  • User permission to make outgoing telephone calls
Man Down Enhancements
  • Man Down based on a device tilt
  • Settings to calibrate Man Down behaviour based on impact
Other Enhancements
  • RX-Only property for a group member. Group member having "RX-Only" property enabled can't initiate a call in the group
  • New permission for a dispatcher to restrict periodic location updates
  • New permission for a dispatcher to restrict location track report
  • New action for the key mapper - Announce battery charge
  • New action for the key mapper - Switch channel next/previous
  • Dispatcher application update to comply to OpenStreetMap usage policies.
  • Server optimization. Especially important for a high loaded systems serving over 1000 user connections.
WalkieFleet 5.7.5
DMR Integration Enhancements
  • Hytera XPT support
  • Hytera Pseudotrunk Support
  • Caltta DMR Tier-2 Wireline Integration - Private and group voice calls, location tracking, message exchange, radio check, call alert
OpenStreetMap in the Dispatch Console
  • OpenStreetMap Online
  • OpenStreetMap Offline
  • Optional OpenStreetMap support package must be installed to enable OpenStreetMap in the dispatcher (available on the DOWNLOAD page)
Other Enhancements
  • Control Selected Group on the mobile devices from the dispatcher
  • Administrative Mode for dispatcher connection. Dispatcher working in Administrative Mode doesn't receive any real time operations (voice, messages, etc) and is not visible online for other fleet members.
    Administrative Mode is convenient to manage users and groups, control device settings and make reports.
  • Server side location polling time for users and groups
  • TLS 1.2 protocol support
  • AES-256 encryption support in iOS client
WalkieFleet 5.7.4
Dispatch Console Enhancements
  • Dark and Light dispatcher themes
  • Extended reporting capabilities (printed forms, export to Excel, PDF and more)
  • User Inventory report
  • "Web Page" control on a custom console
  • Option to enable/disable clustering of map markers on Google Map
  • Support for Imtradex TM3-USB table and Aurelis USB handheld microphones
Extended User Properties
  • Capability to add any number of extended fields for users to store required user properties
  • Possible types of extended fields: Text, Integer Number, Float Number, Date, List of string values
  • Capability to display selected extended properties in the User Inventory report
Guard Tour
  • Route start voice announcement in WalkieFleet client on a mobile terminal
  • Announcement text is defined in a route template in the dispatcher application
Server Manager
  • Network online/offline status is displayed as a static icon to optimize server manager user interface (previously network online status was represented by rotating gear icon)
Android Mobile Client Enhancements
  • Special support for Telo Systems TE300K, Inrico T620 and Talkpod N57
WalkieFleet 5.7.3
Group Patches
  • Voice patch of two or more groups from one or several WalkieFleet networks in scope of one WalkieFleet server.
  • Group patches are executed on WalkieFleet server
  • Group patches are managed on WalkieFleet dispatch console
  • Custom console control representing a group patch
Telephone Interconnect
  • Voice calls from SIP based IP PBX or soft phone applications to WalkieFleet groups or users
  • Based on SIP Trunk protocol
  • Individual SIP connection settings for each WalkieFleet network
  • Hang up a telephone call from WalkieFleet mobile client or dispatcher
Dispatch Console Enhancements
  • "Group Patch" control on a custom console
  • "Clock" control on a custom console
Other Enhancements
  • Collect Locations Offline - Android client setting which enables location data collection even when mobile device is not connected to the server. All collected location data is sent to a server when connection is restored.
    Note! Locations are collected in offline only if a client has been requested for periodic locations from the dispatch console.
  • Minor fixes and enhancements
WalkieFleet 5.7.2
Guard Tour
  • Checkpoints based on NFC tags and POI (points of interest on a map)
  • Route types: Time limited, definite sequence or free sequence routes
  • Route control in the dispatcher application
  • Guard Tour report
Integration with Kirisun DMR
  • Control over multiple Kirisun DMR networks from single server
  • Private and group calls
  • Call recording
  • Text message exchange
  • Location tracking
  • Call alert
  • Radio check
Other Enhancements
  • Import / Export of users and groups in the Server Manager
  • Filter by user name in the Network Settings window
  • Better Bluetooth support in WalkieFleet Android client
WalkieFleet 5.7.1
Integration with Hytera DMR
  • 64-bit implementation based on Hytera DMR Application Protocol
  • Control over multiple Hytera DMR networks from single server
  • Private and group calls
  • Call recording
  • Text message exchange
  • Location tracking
  • Call alert
  • Radio check
Dispatch Console Enhancements
  • Custom Console Designer
    Design your own dispatch console using embedded visual designer empowered with a number of building blocks - visual controls:
    • Frame control - Draw frames on a custom console to logically and visually split groups of PTT buttons
    • Voice PTT Group - PTT button to make a group voice call
    • Voice PTT Private - button to make a private voice call
    • Battery Alert - list to monitor devices having battery charge in a definite range
  • Battery Charge Control
    Control mobile devices battery charge from dispatcher application. Implemented in scope of custom consoles ("Battery Alert" visual control).
  • Key Mapper
    Assign predefined action to accessory buttons of PoC devices. Actions to assign: Playback last incoming voice calls, Start/Stop Emergency, Set user status.
  • Points of Interests
    Add point of interest on a map represented by custom image file.
Mobile Client Enhancements
  • Support of Hytera PNC380 PoC radio
  • Support of ZTE E350 PoC radio
  • Support of RugGear RG730 smartphone
WalkieFleet 5.7
Integration to DMR via AIS protocol
  • Support for Excera DMR
  • Private and group calls
  • Call recording
  • Text message exchange
  • Location tracking
  • Call alert
  • Radio check
Password Policy
  • Password length constraint
  • Digits presence constraint
  • Non alpha-numeric characters presence constraint
  • Lower-case / Upper-case constraint
Other New Features
  • Save password option on login screen of mobile client
WalkieFleet 5.6
WalkieFleet API
WalkieFleet API gives capability to develop 3rd party client applications. Being based on WebSocket, WallkieFleet API allows developing client applications on any platform (Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, etc)
Emergency Functionality
  • Emergency Profiles. Emergency profiles are added in the network settings window and define emergency signal settings. Emergency profile is assigned to a user in dispatch console or server manager.
  • On screen SOS button. Shows SOS software button on device screen to initiate emergency signal.
  • ManDown. Send emergency signal when device is dropped down. Supported on the devices having accelerometer.
  • Emergency receiver list. Defines list of users and dispatchers who receives emergency signal.
  • Option to send location when emergency signal is triggered.
  • Option to initiate a voice call to emergency group when emergency signal is triggered.
New Permissions
  • Restrict Logoff on client device
  • Restrict Quit on client device
Other New Features
  • Block/unblock a user from dispatch console
  • Export location track to GPX file in dispatch console
WalkieFleet 5.5.3
  • Custom color setting for map markers in console.
  • Status color border for map markers in console.
  • User name label under map marker in console.
WalkieFleet 5.5.1
  • Redundant Server. Increase your system reliability by setting up backup WalkieFleet server.
    • All Networks, users and groups are automatically replicated from master to backup server.
    • All clients automatically handover to backup server in case of failure of master one.
  • OTAP (Over the Air Programming). Remote control over all client settings from dispatch console.
    • Individual and bulk setting update.
    • Application version control and upgrade.
  • Geofencing. Geofencing allows tracking user entrance, leave and do speed control in geofence zones (polygons drawn on a map) in dispatch console.
  • KML Layers. Add custom KML Layers on Google map in dispatch console.
  • External USB camera support for remote monitoring.
  • Support of Hytera PNC370 and PNC550 radios.
  • Support of Savox RSM-30 mic.
  • Small Screen mode. For devices having small screens.
  • Device Launcher. Application for quick startup of WalkieFleet on Android device. Especially useful for screenless devices.
  • Call Alert from mobile client to dispatch console.
WalkieFleet 5.3.3
  • Individual User Permissions. Previously it was possible to control user permissions at the network level, which were applicable to all users in the network. Now it is possible to specify individual user permissions in the user property window via Server Manager or Console application.
WalkieFleet 5.3.0
  • Remote Monitoring Service. Capability to capture voice and video from client devices to show on console and record on server (Requires remote monitoring license to be enabled).
  • Playback voice call recordings on mobile client. Event log on mobile client is extended with capability to playback voice call recording from server.
  • Location track report in console is extended with detailed sheet representing all the locations collected in a given period.
  • Remote update of wfinit.cfg on client device from console. Wfinit.cfg file can be sent in console by means of Messenger functionality.
  • Server Ping. Enable ping from client device to server to keep "warm" IP connection. Allows minimizing call initiation delay after long idle time, while increasing battery consumption.
  • Low battery warning. Notification on client device about low battery when it goes under certain value (by default 20%). Low battery tone can be substituted by voice message specified in wfinit.cfg file.
  • Support for Telo TE390 radio.
WalkieFleet 5.2.0
  • 64 bit implementation of Server and Console applications.
  • Call Alert initiated from Console application.
  • Dedicated Emergency Group Call sound volume selector.
WalkieFleet 5.1.5
  • Selected Group. Capability to set group as "Selected" on mobile client. When group is set as selected, user listens only the calls to this group. In addition to selected group, users accepts private calls, emergency calls and All Calls.
  • Knob selector support. Groups can be assigned to knob selector. Works on specifc professional Android devices supported by WalkieFleet.
  • Voice announcement of selected group name upon the knob selector switch.
  • Video call history playback in console application.
  • Download selected call recordings to console PC.
  • Call initiation delay enhancements (about 300-400ms faster than in previous build).
  • Setting in mobile application to keep microphone always open. Helps to reduce call initiation delays, but prevents other apps from using the microphone.
WalkieFleet 5.1.0
  • Extended Messenger
    Chat capabilities on client devices and PC Dispatch console are dramatically enhanced with the option to send pictures and files.
  • New Types of Group Calls
    • All Call Group. All Call can be initiated only by the users assigned to the group, but transmitted to all online users in the network even if they are not group members.
    • Broadcast Group. One-way group call which can't be responded along the hang time.
  • PC Dispatch Console Enhancements
    • Video PTT Calls. Group and private video PTT calls on the console application.
    • Location Tracks. Display user location tracks on the map based on location data collected in WalkieFleet server database.
    • Voice Recording Report. Fetch and playback voice call recordings saved on WalkieFleet server.
    • Manage Users and Groups. Capability to add/edit/delete users, groups and statuses on the console application.
    • Preserve map position and scale.
    • Preserve application visual layout.
  • Android Client Enhancements
    Call Alert. Capability to send call alert notification to the user available online.
  • New Permissions
    • Restrict access to Settings on the client devices
    • Restrict capability to change password on the client devices
    • Allow managing users and groups on PC Dispatch Console
    Applied through Server Manager, Network Settings Window, User Permissions/Dispatcher Permissions buttons
  • Presence Modes
    Presence mode defines visibility of users and dispatchers in client application and PC Dispatch console. Presence mode is assigned separately for mobile devices (User Permissions dialog) and consoles (Dispatcher Permissions dialog).

    Presence Mode options:

    • All Users. All network users are listed in the application interface.
    • Only Group Members. Application shows only the users assigned to the same groups as the user currently logged in.
    • Only Groups. Application doesn't show any network users or dispatchers, but only available groups.
    • Only Groups and Dispatchers. In addition to the list of groups, user can see the dispatchers logged into the network.
  • Timings
    WalkieFleet server startup configuration is extended with new timing settings:

    • Transmission Timeout, sec. Time of continuous one-way transmission in scope of voice or video call. Call is stopped automatically upon timeout expiration.
    • Private Call Hang Time, sec. Timeout after the private call release to respond in scope of single conversation.
    • Group Call Hang Time, sec. Timeout after the group call release to respond in scope of single conversation.
    • Private Message Delivery Timeout, min. If destination user is not available on some reason, server keeps trying to deliver private message along this timeout.
    • Group Message Delivery Timeout, min. Server keeps trying to deliver group message along this timeout. All group members who join late, but in scope of the timeout will also receive the message.
    • Min. Location Request Interval, sec. Minimal possible polling time assigned for periodic location requests.
    • Keep Alive Interval, sec. Time interval to check user presence online. Lower keep alive interval give more accurate information about online users and enhance users availability, but also increase battery consumption.
  • Extras
    • Automatic Windows Firewall Exceptions for WalkieFleet Server and PC Dispatch applications.
    • Capability to limit number of connected users to specific WalkieFleet network.