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Location Tracking Shows Where ZelloWork Users Are, and Where They've Been

Posted by Don Roedner on Jul 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

 

Location Tracking is a new feature that enhances the value of our push-to-talk solution for many ZelloWork customers. Now, anyone using the administrator console can have a map view of ZelloWork users' locations anywhere in the neighborhood or around the world.

 

Location Tracking offers a rich visual environment that is both informative and highly productive. It will be especially beneficial to ZelloWork customers involved with logistics, delivery, construction, healthcare, field service, public safety or any other activity that benefits from real-time route analysis and vehicle or employee monitoring.

 

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In this real-time map view, blue dots indicate ZelloWork user locations

 

Location Tracking features include

  • Push-to-talk directly from the map. Select a user, click Talk, and the talk screen for that user will automatically open.

  • Configurable location update rates from 5 seconds to 5 minutes. At 10-second intervals you can track a user's movements on foot.

  • Color-coded status indicators. User location markers are initially color-coded blue. After 15 minutes of inactivity a user's symbol turns purple. 

  • Zoom In and Zoom Out capability. You can zoom in close enough to see street names and even the building in which a user is located.

  • Navigation and usability features. Use your mouse cursor to move around the map. The map can be toggled between full-screen and minimized mode using the maximize icon and escape key.

  • User search and select list. Locate users, even if they aren't visible in the current map view. 

  • User information mini-dashboard. Click on any user location dot to see the time that location was recorded and the user's battery level and speed at that time. The mini-dashboard also lets you switch to a Google Maps view, which opens in a separate window.

  • Location History. This paid upgrade to Location Tracking lets you see all of a user's movements during any day in the last six months.

  • Customizable settings. From the ZelloWork Console administrators can easily disable or enable Location Tracking for the network. They can also selectively enable or disable tracking for individual users.

  • Location data API. The API lets you export user location data into other apps or platforms. 


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Location History displays a ZelloWork user's movements on a given day

 

Using Location Tracking lets administrators or dispatchers quickly determine which driver has the shortest delivery route, alert employees of nearby hazards, and analyze trip efficiencies using historical data. Companies can save money by determining best routes for conserving fuel and monitoring employee travel routes and time utilization more effectively.

 

Location Tracking is currently available to anyone running ZelloWork version 3.71+ for Android or version 3.38+ for iOS. This feature is free of charge to all existing and new ZelloWork customers.

 

Location History is available as a paid upgrade, and when installed retains location data for each user for the last 6 months. For Location History pricing information contact sales@zello.com.

 

Refer to our Location Tracking Support FAQ for more information. Try out this powerful new feature, and then email us at support@zellowork.com to let us know what you think.

 

Topics: ZelloWork Features, Using ZelloWork, Push To Talk, Location Tracking

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About ZelloWork

ZelloWork is a push to talk (PTT) communication app for work teams. ZelloWork runs on both Wi-Fi and carrier data networks, is compatible with all major off-the-shelf smartphones and pairs with a range of PTT accessories, ensuring your people always have the right tools for the job. Learn more.