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Trunk Channel - Vehicle ID's

jeffycc

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Is their anyway the unication g5 can take vehicle ID's on a trunking channel? Can I program a vehicle ID to come up and assign it an alias?
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Is their anyway the unication g5 can take vehicle ID's on a trunking channel? Can I program a vehicle ID to come up and assign it an alias?
It depends on what you mean by "take" and "come up"?

If you're asking if a human-readable aliases for the sending units can be displayed on the screen, instead of the numeric IDs, that's not possible with the current (1.2) firmware, but.... stay tuned :)
 

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That's exactly what I meant. Say Engine 1 has an ID as 311111, I'd like the Engine 1 to come up, instead of the ID #.
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When will the firmware / updated PPS come out. I already shared my stuff and applied.
 

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I can't comment on release dates (I think they don't commit to dates - rather release whenever it's deemed ready).... but the feature that you seek should be available in a future firmware update.
 

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It’s in the Beta firmware. I’ve tested it. It works. You can program up to 999. But there are some issues that I pointed out to Unication:

1). 999 is not nearly enough when you have 64 zones worth of trunked systems.

2). There is no import feature. You have to manually enter all 999.

3). They are not strapped to a particular system. So lets say City A and City B have their own individual systems. You program UID 101001 as Engine-1 for City A. Well, if City B has anyone using UID 101001 it will pop up as Engine-1 as well.

Hopefully they address these issues I pointed out.
 

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Well, I for one will take what I can get on the initial release of the feature. Some of this stuff above sounds really great but may likely require months if not longer to implement. So I’d rather limit my entries for the time being to a single system until a future update one day. It seems to me that Unication may be days away from a software release and I’m concerned the additional implementation would significantly bump the release of the feature. Baby steps! That said some good ideas posted above.
 

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Honestly the trunked group IDs should be a sub-menu under the systems too.

999 is not even remotely enough for one system.
Yeah that would be ideal in case of multiple shared uid’s then maybe limit the amount on each system, programming TGs takes forever can’t imagine putting individual uid’s in, would love to get the new PPS so I could at least start adding before I get the new firmware
 

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Importing a CSV would be perfect actually. Maybe they can add that first because there is already a way to import a CSV file under PPS D-5 and it would seem most of the "code" is already there to make this happen with TGIDs. But I am not a programmer so what do I know.
 

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My recommendation was a .csv similar to importing talkgroups currently. And adding a sort feature or the ability to organize talkgroups per system as well preferably. This would eliminate the “duplicate name” when entering talkgroups. For example, if I was able to save EMS RESPONSE 1 per system, then I would not have to do what I currently do since multiple systems share the same talkgroup name, hence my others as EMS RESPONSE1, EMS RESP 1, EMS RESP1, EMSRESP1, etc. Unication seems to be listening to us, but they have to do all the programming so time will tell.
 

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My recommendation was a .csv similar to importing talkgroups currently. And adding a sort feature or the ability to organize talkgroups per system as well preferably. This would eliminate the “duplicate name” when entering talkgroups. For example, if I was able to save EMS RESPONSE 1 per system, then I would not have to do what I currently do since multiple systems share the same talkgroup name, hence my others as EMS RESPONSE1, EMS RESP 1, EMS RESP1, EMSRESP1, etc. Unication seems to be listening to us, but they have to do all the programming so time will tell.
Absolutely some sort of organization of TG under each system would be great,I have TGs from a system 200 spots away from the original ones because I added them later
 

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agreed, unication has added some great features in the betas, TG hold, Nuisance delete, Trunking free scan and the ability to add UID aliases. Whic all work great, minus a few speeling errors they hopefully fix.
Yo can drag TGID up and down in your list in the new PPS.
 
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