35 years ago all the taxis in Ottawa had exactly that - there was a (primitive!) digital display on the dash. I think this was where Gandalf got their start in data communications. You have to be old to remember Gandalf without thinking about those hobbit books.No one seems to know ?
I would guess there terminals are most likely DATA Cellular band (Internet)..
But most don't even have radios anymore, so that must have liberated a few frequencies..
Would like to know for sure, since it would be interesting if all the dispatch information was actually send trough the radio waves in some form of packet coding.
TAFL should have something traceable, no? Assuming the taxi coop/corp/whatever owns it and they don't just buy the service (which makes more sense than owning it, really). Maybe start with the old channels and go from there?And this is where no one seems to know . Would have been something interesting to analyze if it was some sort of radio data transmission (not cellular)
Not EDACS based and on VHF (not 800MHz). It's a continuation of the original GandalfI live and work here in the Ottawa area. The cab companies in Ottawa are using an EDACS based packet radio for their data comms (in the 800 mhz range I believe).
Perhaps you are confusing this with OC Transpo city busses which are on the 850MHzNot EDACS based and on VHF (not 800MHz). It's a continuation of the original Gandalf
CabMate which came in the lates 70's or early '80's. Original channels 166.11, 166.35, and 166.47
have been joined with a bunch more in the 162-170MHz range (some inputs above 170).