Good Situational Awareness Saves Lives
"He placed a marker, told the teams to converge on it, and we were able to quickly and effectively locate a runaway furnace active in a portable classroom. Had we taken time to finish out room sweep & not been able to quickly and efficiently redirect the crew to the correct location with minimal radio traffic, the outcome of the incident may have gone FAR worse. Tomorrow the school will open normally, and the furnace will be repaired instead of the alternative outcome. Thank you for this tool, it is irreplaceable."
In 2020 the Team Awareness Kit was awarded as part of the "Best of What's New" from Popular Science for its use in disaster response by the CoE and other agencies, and its open sourcing by the TAK Product Center. The CoE will continue to foster development and deployment of TAK through collaboration with military and civilian TAK stakeholders and partner public safety agencies. The U.S. Forest Service awarded a grant to the CoE in late 2020 to develop a TAK capability for wildland fire and conduct a pilot project deployment of the technology on a wildland fire. The CoE stood up a TAK server that ties all TAK users together and integrated this server with the Enterprise Geospatial Portal, a federally developed website containing fire maps and other intelligence.
Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast (MEDHUB)
The MEDHUB application integrates with select Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated patient care monitors to capture near real time vitals. MEDHUB automatically stores the data into a non-identifiable patient profiles and also provides an intuitive user interface to input additional patient data. The data is used to populate the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) card and alert receiving treatment facilities of incoming patient status.
The MEDHUB plugin provides a bridge between the main MEDHUB application and ATAK. This includes role and callsign synchronization, and toolbar access.
Tested compatability with the following devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2
Learn more about TAK’s products used by the military
ATAK Plugins →
In computing, a plug-in is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program. When a program supports plug-ins, it enables customization. The ATAK open Application Programming Interface (API) facilitates plugin development that interacts with the underlying core application, i.e., the mapping application, as well as with the ATAK and Android tools. Plugins allow for enhanced capabilities for specific mission sets (Direct Action, Combat Advising, Law Enforcement, Protection Operations, Border Security, Disaster Response).
The Windows Tactical Assault Kit (WinTAK) is a software application and mapping framework for Windows devices. WinTAK has been designed and developed to run on Windows operating system both in a tactical environment and in a Command and Control environment. The WinTAK software application is an extensible moving map display that integrates imagery, map and overlay information to provide enhanced collaboration and Situational Awareness (SA) over a tactical meshed network.
The WinTAK-CIV feature set is similar to ATAK-CIV’s, having been developed to run on Windows PCs and Windows Surface devices. WinTAK-CIV is made available to support the principles of civil authority emergency operations: prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, or emergency evacuation and recovery. The WinTAK user experience is consistent with Microsoft applications while maintaining the look and feel of ATAK. Unlike ATAK, WinTAK supports multiple instances of a tool, such as a video player, thereby increasing utility for incident command and operation centers.