Par Launches TeamConnect

There’s a story in GISUser on Par’s launch of TeamConnect. Most readers of TAKCiv will be aware of TeamConnect, because its been around for a couple of years now. Its an easy to use, civilian-friendly replacement for TAKServer, that supports all the basic functionality of TAKServer. Here’s an excerpt: TeamConnect by PAR acts as a collaboration bridge to facilitate communication …

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CTTSO Announces Augmented Reality Navigation

The Combatting Terrorism Technical Spuport Office (CTTSO) announced that Par Government Systems has completed an augmented reality plugin for ATAK that may be used by the DoD and Homeland Security. Here’s an excerpt: Description: Leverage the existing Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) plugin architecture to design and develop a new vehicle navigation capability that translates route directions and situational awareness information …

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Par Gets AFRL ATAK Contract

According to this article, Par Government Systems was awarded a contract to work on the Special Tactics-Tactical Assault Kit for AFSOC. Here’s the article: PAR Technology’s wholly-owned subsidiary has been awarded a research and development contract with the US Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate for the special tactics tactical assault kit (ST-TAK) programme. AFRL is developing a …

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CO News Report: ATAK is the “Holy Grail” of Wildland Firefighting

Here’s a news report from 4 CBS Denver covering the  Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control’s use of ATAK and Persistent Systems radios (also a Licensee — they ship many of their radios with ATAK). For ATAK fans, the best part of this was when  David Tally refers to ATAK as “The Holy Grail of firefighting” according to David …

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