School bus fleet tracking, alarm notifications and student safety

College campuses and school districts extensively use 2-way radios for voice communications amongst security and maintenance teams.

TABLETmedia’s solutions add the ability to track school buses and notify of active shooter situations, severe weather, and equipment that needs attention.

TRBOserver bridges satellite sites: for instance, security can call from a small school with radios on a simplex frequency to larger schools on an IPSC system. Similarly, a hurricane warning can be simultaneously broadcast to all radios in all schools in the district as text messages and voice announcements. At the same time, an active shooter situation can only be sent to nearby schools.

We also help them stay safe during the day with WorkSafe.


Our server ties into building management software, fire panels, HVAC, weather channels, and other sources. Notifications are then sent to:

  • Digital radios as text messages
  • Analog and digital radios as voice announcements
  • Emails and SMS
  • Telephones using text-to-speech
  • Open gates or activate sirens

By pressing dedicated buttons, the radio can also turn on pumps and other equipment.

Location Tracking

Whether you need to track school buses, maintenance personnel, or security guards across campus, our cloud-based GPS solution makes it easy. Multiple users can access maps and reports from any desktop or mobile device browser.

In addition, using Apple’s iBeacons, we can also determine employee’s indoor location. This is typically used to track security around their routes and, in case of an emergency, to send a notification indicating the last known location.


TABLETmedia’s console and thin clients allow traditional PTT-based dispatching to reach groups or individual radios from desktops or notebooks at work or home.

Additional features include tracking radios via GPS, activating and monitoring equipment via telemetry, handling telephone calls, and recording PTT calls.

PBX Integration

Through our telephone interconnect, we connect to the property’s VoIP telephone system to:

  • Make calls to groups and individual radios
  • Dial internal or external telephones from the radios
  • Automatically dial security or 911 in case of an emergency

The quality of telephone calls is very clear and responsive, and typically telephone callers are not even aware that they are talking to someone on a PTT device.

PBX integration can be used to dial phones and play alert messages converted in real time with text-to-speech. Users can also enter a code via DTMF to trigger alarms.

Job Tickets

Job Ticketing is about keeping track of tasks assigned to employees, which we handle via our browser-based job ticketing and webmail messaging solutions.

The typical functions supported include:

  • User sign-in to enable users to pool the radios
  • Replying to job tickets
  • Create job tickets
  • Receive and reply to text messages
About TABLETmedia

Based in Silicon Valley, in 2001 TABLETmedia pioneered wireless VoIP and mobile videoconferencing for cellular devices and operators. As Intel’s top partner in the field, several device and equipment manufacturers embedded its software in high-volume products.

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