What Makes Us Different?

StreetWise CADlink® provides serious, enterprise-grade software that is focused on providing MDC-style features for use in responding apparatus. StreetWise is a hybrid of response software and preplan software, uniting these two traditionally distinct functions into a single platform. StreetWise isn’t a simple app store freebie, it’s real software for departments that are serious about getting the most from tablets or replacing clunky outdated laptops.

 

Speed and Control Are Important

We Control Data Delivery End To End

Timing, consistency and dependability are critical to emergency response and we know that. That’s why StreetWise CADlink® utilizes direct server-to-client networking technology that allows alert delivery to be controlled, accurate and confirmed. Some competitors/imitators rely on the freebie “Push Notification Services” provided by operating systems, such as Apple Push Notification Services (APNS) or Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM). These services are made available for free to software developers to allow quick, cheap, and simple application messaging to devices through the operating system’s third-party server.

Unfortunately, these services were never intended for time-sensitive materials. Even Apple, in its own system Developer’s Guide, states “Remember that delivery of notifications is ‘best effort’ and is not guaranteed*.” Tens of thousands of apps use push notification services to deliver everything from coupons to weather conditions to Facebook updates and more. Since these services offer no means of prioritization, messaging can be queued and throttled to keep the system from overloading. The result could be inconsistent speed and reliability, something that might not matter if you’re sending a “deal of the day” coupon, but could be a deal breaker for emergency response information.

Though it’s a more expensive method, StreetWise CADlink® servers deliver information through a direct and proprietary connection, so the tablets acknowledge the receipt of all data, performing a virtual handshake. Information exchange can be tracked, time-stamped and confirmed. The connections status of a tablet can be monitored by the system at all times.

*Apple Push Notification Service, page 36, copyright 2013 Apple, Inc.

Security Counts for Something

Encrypted End-to-End Data Security Transfer and Storage

The proprietary server-to-tablet connection allows StreetWise to encrypt data from end to end. The data never leaves the StreetWise servers and is never handed off to a third party for delivery, as is the case with systems using Push Notifications Services provided by the operating systems where data can be seen in plain text by operators of those services. Again, it’s a more expensive solution, but permits a much higher level of security for data that may qualify under HIPAA regulations related to patient medical privacy.

With StreetWise, the data always belongs to you. Since it never leaves our own server facility, with its high-level RFID-protected security access, you know it remains secure. If you ever decide to leave StreetWise, the data can be packaged up and transferred to you for further storage.

Everything In One Place

Truly Integrated Notification, Mapping & Routing, Preplans, Water Supply and Command/Control

StreetWise was designed around elegant simplicity. Responders should not have to jump around between different programs or applications to get the information they need before arriving on the scene. In the minutes during a response, firefighters need to be able to view location mapping and aerial photos, learn about available water supply and review pre-incident planning information. StreetWise puts it all together at the touch of a button. Sure, you could buy an incident mapping program, then buy a hydrant mapping program, then buy a preplanning program, and then buy a tactical command program… or you can spend less for a single solution that does it all in one place. That’s StreetWise CADlink®.

Ultimate in Sharing and Interoperability

Get Rid of the Stovepipes and Start Sharing Response Data Across Multiple Agencies

StreetWise CADlink® is a universal mobile data solution that is not tied to any specific Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) vendor. As a result, many different departments using many different CAD systems use StreetWise every single day and are no longer tied down to only the features their particular CAD vendor has made available in its mobile software. Since the StreetWise universal solution also uses centralized, cloud-based data storage and handling, it is also now possible to share important data throughout the system across multiple agencies. Even agencies in different CAD systems, different regions, or even different states can share response information and data when needed. A department in California can share its preplans, hydrant information, response information, and even command and control waypoints with a department in Connecticut if it were ever necessary to do so. Talk about interoperability! StreetWise is actually making it happen today!