Work From Home with Rangecast
As the nation continues to be impacted by COVID-19 and assignment desk staffs are now working from home, Rangecast has implemented a special program to help stations rapidly transform their existing scanners into a Rangecast system which can be operated on a limited-time during the crisis or extended thereafter if desired. We can do this even overnight and train your staff on the operation of the system with a 15-minute conference call. Please contact Rich Barnett for details at: or call .
CAPTURING BREAKING EVENTS
Rangecast is the perfect solution for managing police scanners in a newsroom. We take these complex scanners, which many desk staffers have difficulty using, and rack them up in an equipment room at your station, or optionally at remote bureaus, microwave receive sites, transmitter or camera sites. All the scanner audio and data is uploaded to the Amazon S3 Cloud.
The scanners are then easily accessed and operated through a simple web browser on the assignment desk or anywhere inside or outside of the station. With Rangecast not only does the desk have access to the Rangecast HTML5 "web player", but a news director, overnight producer or anyone at the station can also listen-in by simply launching a browser and entering their Rangecast login. And now even your photogs and reporters in the field can scan as well on tablets and cell phones (Android and ios)
Rangecast revolutionizes how a newsroom acquires and manages the wealth of valuable information scanner radios offer. We can bring you all the radio traffic from every service of interest within your DMA.
For more information on how Rangecast can benefit your news operation, please call Rich Barnett at 1-800-SCANNER (722-6637) ext. 551 or email Rich at:
Rangecast serves the newsrooms of 62 television stations as well as several newspapers, radio stations and local news websites from coast to coast. Rangecast customers include stations from all of the network owned-and-operated stations as well as most of the major affiliate station groups.
Scanners are taken off the assignment desk and are mounted in a rack room.
Frees up space on the desk
No more prying hands on the scanners locking out channels and upsetting the programming
Scanner radio traffic suddenly becomes a potent, vital and easy-to-use tool for the newsroom
Simple web interface makes listening easy for even the greenest intern
No more complicated scanner interface to deal with for your staff
Far better reception, far more channels and sources the staff has access to
Robust feature set makes listening far more effective
We build profiles for counties and state agencies - user interfaces that make sense
Set priority channels with alert tones or even elevated audio
Channels are presented with color coding by service (fire channels red, police blue, etc.)
Easily turn channels or groups of channels on and off with the click of the mouse
Easily hold on channels or multiselect channels for monitoring during an incident
All scanner audio and data is stored in the Cloud for a minimum of three days
Miss the address of the big fire? With the click of a mouse go back in time and retrieve it
Audio can be saved as WAV files and used on-air or on the web at your discretion
Review the genesis of an incident for help piecing together a story
Insure that your staff really had notification of an important incident
Adjust playback speed to more effectively process transmissions
Programming, Installation and on-site Training Services Available
No more relying on your staff to program the scanners - we take care of it remotely
Site survey services and on-site near turnkey installation available
Near 24X7 Support Service
Our Ops Group monitors your system performance remotely
The Ops Group either troubleshoots and resolves any issues or sends your IT an alert
Same day tech support available
We track your system performance and have metrics on how often scanners are busying out
Optional Voice-to-Text Transcription Service with Keyword Alerts
Have alerts based on key phrases such as "shots fired" sent by text or email to any staffer
Links embedded with the alerts allow you to auto launch the actual recording
Links embedded also allow you to auto launch a player to listen-in to the incident live