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ATOS and Air to Ground Operations: The Android Tactical Object Surveillance GPS Tracking tag has a limitless list of use cases. One of the first successes is the use to track parachutist and parachute bundles. This hones in on all the safety orientated applications that ATAK allows but without the End User Device. Air to […]

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ATOS and Air to Ground Operations

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ATOS and Air to Ground Operations

ATOS and Air to Ground Operations: The Android Tactical Object Surveillance GPS Tracking tag has a limitless list of use cases. One of the first successes is the use to track parachutist and parachute bundles. This hones in on all the safety orientated applications that ATAK allows but without the End User Device. Air to […]

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Saving Lives with ATOS

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Saving Lives with ATOS

Saving Lives with ATOS Knowing where your team is while on mission is vital. Technology is there to assist and ignoring advances in PLI, position location information, can be dangerous. One of the most dangerous situations in the world of wildland firefighting is dropping fire retardant to suppress out of control fires. In 2018 a […]

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Variants of ATOS - The Command Link

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Variants of ATOS

The Two Variants of ATOS There are two variants of ATOS (or Android Tactical Object Surveillance), ATOS and ATOS Flight. Both of the variants use the Android Team Awareness Kit or ATAK as the backbone for the system and they both have two hardware components that run on the same software. The hardware is the […]

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ATOS and the Cost of a Dot

ATOS and the Cost of a Dot The Dot is the Position Location Information or PLI in a connective, shareable situational awareness system called ATAK. The Android Team Awareness Kit is the proven program that enables planning, battle tracking, sharing of information from small teams to large interagency missions. The “cost” of the dot is […]

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ATAK large scale missions

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Interagency TAK Use & ATAK Large Scale Missions

Interagency TAK Use What is the cost of dot? By dot I mean a Position Location Information or PLI, it is the foundation of the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK). ATAK enables a team of people on a collective task or mission to know each other’s location on a common map and share information passively […]

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Where ATOS Comes From

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Ever Wonder Where ATOS Comes From?

Where ATOS Comes From The Android Tactical Object Surveillance system or ATOS is a GPS tracking system that operates exclusively inside the Android Team Awareness Kit situational awareness program. The standout feature of ATOS is that can be used in environments were no connectivity exists, no Wi-Fi, no cellular and no satellite. It transmits using […]

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Mini Router

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The Poor Man’s ATAK: Mini Router

Poor Man’s ATAK: Mini Router While Android Team Awareness Kit is free software, there seems to be a large expense to use the program for your team. Running a local TAK server requires maintenance, set-up and monitoring. A cloud-based server, like Sit X from Par Government, has an initial cost and maintenance cost. There are […]

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Route Builder Tool

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Route Builder Tool Preferences in ATAK

Route Builder Tool Preferences It would be difficult to review the use of the Route Builder Tool here in a written format. Tough Stump would advise the user to join Tough Stump University’s TAK U basic course to get a through understanding of the tool. Here we are going to jump into the preferences for […]

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Digital Pointer Tool in ATAK

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Digital Pointer Tool in ATAK

Digital Pointer Tool One of the most useful tools in ATAK for situational awareness is the Digital Pointer Tool. The Digital Pointer Tool allows a member of the team to have a persistent icon actively available for all to view. This tool is best used when on the mission as quick reference. This could be […]

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Tool Preferences in ATAK

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Tool Preferences in ATAK

Tool Preferences in ATAK The tools and plug-ins in ATAK do have attributes that can be enabled, disabled and altered in ATAK. Some Tools cannot be messed with like the Red X tool and Import. Most of the other plug-ins and tools have some aspects that can be altered. To get into the tools and […]

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