ASIGN is specifically made for professionals in need of particularly bandwidth-efficient communication,e.g. via satellite network or limited radio networks. The ASIGN APP is a companion to the ASIGN Server and PC applications. It can not be used stand-alone.
ASIGN visual information is relevant for situational awareness and decision-making during critical operations such as crisis, emergency disaster management and in security and surveillance, remote inspection, quality management and interactions between decision makers and observers.
ASIGN mission-critical photo and video communications is fundamentally different from traditional approaches:
- It is a system of geo-referenced visual communications that allows users to focus network resources on content that is relevant for operations.
The communication becomes fast - easily 100 times faster than sending photos in full resolution, but via interactive communications from the receiver side, any region of interest in a photo can be pulled in up to full quality as needed for operations.
By sending a small preview first, image analysts can request more details for relevant observations later, if and when needed.
In this way ASIGN saves substantial network capacity, reducing cost and delay.
The app contains a range of features, such as geo-tagging, timers for UAV mode or unattended operation, options for assessment templates and more.
— Please note that users needs to separately obtain username and password in line with your organizations server licenses. --
Seconds after you send a geo-picture it will be available in a map at the receiver side. Selected images and data provided via this application will be integrated into professional on-line mapping portals and may be made available to the public. The photos are automatically time-stamped and geo-referenced (geo-pictures). GPS is most precise, but basically only works outdoors, hence the IGAD-ASIGN solution also includes positioning via cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Please add text to describe the photos. Your input is being received at am IGAD server for review and possible action to improve local DRR.
Contributors by definition will allow use of the images and data for non-commercial purposes by IGAD related to managing Disaster Risk Reduction related activities.
Photos are compressed significantly to save time, cost and bandwidth, but higher resolution parts can be automatically requested later if needed, in which case the photo-provider is notified with an SMS if the phone number is properly registered. Please note how this is done.
As a user of this application you will also be able to log in to the IGAD-ASIGN server and view your own photos.
IGAD-ASIGN has been developed by AnsuR, based on ASIGN from the European Project GEO-PICTURES, and is being operated in collaboration with UNITAR-UNOSAT. This application is a simplified version of ASIGN. A professional tool for disaster managers, civil protection officers and early responders is also available.
It is based upon award-winning technology developed for professional disaster management for the United Nations. The process is interactive, so images and text is received seconds after they are captured and can be verified in real time. If more information is needed the insurance company can call or text you.
You can now do the assessments when it is convenient and without having to wait at home for a visit from the insurance company. Pretium is a generic solution that can be used by multiple insurance companies in several countries. Knowing that your possessions is insured and in addition well documented, or by giving your insurance provider an overview of damages in the event of a claims situation, ensures you a rapid claim handling.