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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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ATOS to enable USAR

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ATOS to Enable USAR

ATOS to enable USAR: A natural disaster can cripple a community. The response to providing relief is welcome and can be chaotic. There are multiple organizations, companies and individuals coming together to help. Managing situational awareness, location and safety can be a struggle. This is the type of mission that ATAK or Android Team Awareness […]

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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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How ATOS Works - ATOS in Action

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How ATOS Works

How ATOS Works: Android Tactical Object Surveillance or ATOS is a unique system that’s architecturally unmatched by another GPS tagging system. Here’s a pictogram to help explain how ATOS works :    At the left hand side of the pictogram are the ATOS tags, both ATOS 1 and ATOS Flight. The tags receive GPS signal […]

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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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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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ATOS GPS Tracking Tag System

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ATOS GPS Tracking Tag System

ATOS GPS Tracking Tag System ATOS stands for Android Tactical Observation and Surveillance. ATOS is GPS enabled tag tracking system used exclusively in the Android Team Awareness Kit/Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) situational awareness software. Unlike other tracking systems, ATOS allows the user to track tags in an environment where no connectivity infrastructure exists. The […]

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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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