GOING BACK IN TIME
When listening to a scanner, have you ever wanted to have a second chance to catch an address or other key information? Have you wanted to get up to speed quickly, and find out how an incident developed?
With Rangecast, it's easy - just go back in time, and listen to what was previously broadcast. Everything is recorded, and available for instant playback through the same user interface used to monitor live activity. We provide seamless integration of live and archival content, it's all there at the touch of a button.
To see how this works, you can try the Rangecast player on this page. For simplicity, we provide a single channel (San Diego police, South district).
When listening to earlier transmissions, the empty periods between each communication ("dead air" time) is automatically removed. You will hear each transmission in sequence, one immedately after the next, until you catch up to the present time.
Normally, transmissions are played in realtime. If you want to listen again to the last transmission, press "replay" and it will be played again - this is very useful when trying to make out an address, or catch other information that may be hard to decipher in a single attempt.
The "time bar" allows instant access to earlier transmissions - just click on the time you want to start monitoring, and every recorded transmission on this channel will be played in sequence. The time bar can be expanded or compressed with the "<" and ">" buttons.
Content is preserved for 5 days on this particular channel, but communications can be preserved for as long as desired, depending on customer requirements.
The "time bar" feature is a standard part of all professional systems, and works the same way on players with multiple channels. Now that you see how it works, you can try "going back in time" on other Rangecast players in our demonstration suite.