The New Department button launches a new window prompting the user to enter the name and additional information for a new department. The user may set the default geographic location associated with a department.
Department Administration Overview
To add a new department simply enter in the required information in each field and hit the checkmark to save
Name – The departmental name
Alias – The departmental internal name
User Limit – Set limit for the number of user accounts in the department
Disk Limit – Set the aggregated amount of storage space for the department
Enable SMS – Provides the user with the ability to send an SMS alert to other DF users
Enable Reset PasswordOption – Provides the user with the ability to reset their password
THE SITREPS TAB LISTS THE “SITREP TYPES” AVAILABLE FOR ACTIVATION. THE PACKAGES ARE ZIP FILES PROVIDED BY DRAKONTAS.
To enable a sitrep, tick the box next to the desired layer
THE HOME LOCATION TAB ALLOWS THE ADMINISTRATOR TO SET THE DEFAULT GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION ASSOCIATED WITH A DEPARTMENT. WHEN CLICKING ON THE HOME LOCATION TAB, THE USER WILL BE PRESENTED WITH A MAP INTERFACE.
To set a home location for the new department, pan and zoom the map to the new home location > place the cursor over the location then click
THE TRACKING RATES TAB DISPLAYS THE LOCATION RATES AND THRESHOLDS. SETTINGS MARKED AS “DEFAULT” ARE ONLY USED AS DEFAULTS FOR NEW DEPARTMENTS. THEY MAY BE CHANGED FOR EACH DEPARTMENT BY A SITE OR DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATOR.
To change the values for tracking rates, click the desired field and enter the new value
THE MAP LAYERS ALLOw THE ADMINISTRATOR TO SET THE MAP SERVICES FOR THE SYSTEM AND CONFIGURE THE MAP SETTINGS.
To enable a map layer, tick the box next to the preferred map layer. Apply the same process for setting a default map layer
VIEWING THE USER’S STATUS CAN HELP DETERMINE WHO TO ADD TO A GROUP OR SEE THE ACTIVITY OF RESPONDERS. THE STATUS OPTIONS AND ITEMS ARE FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. TO SET AND EDIT THE STATUS OPTIONS, YOU MUST HAVE ADMINISTRATIVE PERMISSION.
To add a new status, click add > enter the status description in the new container > select the (RGB) color container and pick a color for the new status
The linked department tab is only available to the Site Admin. This tool determines which other departments can be “seen” by the department being configured. Cross-department links are reciprocal, i.e. (if A can see B, then B can see A)
To link a department, tick the Linked check box of the preferred department > tick the consequent check boxes to access supplementary data (messaging, location tracking, and adding users to groups) > hit the checkmark to save all changes
THE QUICK TEXT MANAGER allows the admin to CREATE, DELETE, EDIT AN EXISTING MESSAGE, OR CHANGE THE ORDER in which THEY APPEAR. THE ABBREVIATED VERSION OF THE QUICK TEXT MESSAGES IS DISPLAYED IN A DROPDOWN LIST INSIDE THE TEXT MESSAGING TOOL ON BOTH THE WEB AND MOBILE CLIENTS. QUICK TEXT MESSAGES ARE COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE AND CAN BE UNIQUE FOR EACH DEPARTMENT OF A DRAGONFORCE DEPLOYMENT.
To add a new quick text click add > enter the new text description then its abbreviation in their respective containers
EACH DRAGONFORCE DEPARTMENT MAY CONFIGURE ITS OWN SET OF ICONS. THIS IS DONE VIA THE ICON PALETTE MANAGER. ICON IMAGES SHOULD BE 40 X 40 PIXELS EXACTLY. LARGER ITEMS WILL BE SCALED DOWN. THE PNG FILE FORMAT IS RECOMMENDED; HOWEVER, JPG AND GIF ARE ALSO SUPPORTED.
To add a new icon, click add > hit the add button and upload the new icon > enter the icon name and description
The Integrations tab allows an administrator to enable an integration between DragonForce and a third-party software platform. These integrations can be used to exchange information (e.g. location reports, text messages, group creation events, etc.) An administrator can edit or enable these integrations.
To enable an integration hit the arrow on the desired integration > tick the box to enable the integration > hit the checkmark to save all changes