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Getting around in T.Flex

The T.Flex UI consists of the main view area, the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button, the Emergency button, the navigation drawer and (if enabled in the application settings) the bottom toolbar. The main view area is multi-functional and provides an interface for each feature. For a list of these features, see Navigation drawer.

The PTT screen is your main screen after login in a default deployment. However, the choice of main screen for you is up to the administrator, so your experience may vary.

Full screen PTT mode

You may find that your T.Flex UI is nothing but a single PTT button screen. If so, then this is the configuration that the TASSTA administrator has enabled for you in T.Commander. In this mode, the full screen is used as a PTT button that you activate by touching anywhere on the screen.

T.Flex provides this mode to reduce the risk in the use of the application in transport and industrial sectors. In these areas (and others such as supply chains), the use of the PTT button needs a special approach. Mobile phone use while driving is common but widely considered dangerous, because it distracts the driver. Due to the number of accidents that are related to mobile phone use while driving, some jurisdictions have made the use of a cell phone while driving illegal. Many countries have enacted laws to ban handheld mobile phone use, but allow the use of a hands-free device. Another common and bothersome problem is vibration.

Navigation drawer

The navigation drawer is a side bar that displays the app’s main navigation options on the left side of the screen. To reveal it, swipe from the left edge of the screen or tap the menu icon.

The list of options available for navigation depends on T.Commander settings. Scroll the list if all of the options don't fit on the screen.

The following table briefly explains the purpose of each menu item. Tapping any of the items takes you to the corresponding dedicated interface.

Interface Description
Groups Lists the groups configured by the administrator in T.Commander. To select a group in the list, tap the group. Once you have selected a group, you can initiate a group call to it from any interface using the PTT button.
See Access to people in your TASSTA network.
Users Lists the users configured by the administrator in T.Commander and shows their statuses, group memberships and activity.
See Access to people in your TASSTA network.
History Lists audio records and lets you play back recent voice messages. The time interval for keeping recent recordings is defined by the administrator in T.Commander.
See Voice recording and call history.
Chats Real-time exchange of free-form text messages between individual users or in groups.
See Messaging.
Map GPS location and tracking of users on the map in real time. All available users are marked with their user name and pin icon.
See GPS location and tracking.
E2E encryption End-to-end encryption is an additional security mechanism. Configure keys for encryption and decryption.
See Voice communication.
Indoor localization Determine the indoor whereabouts of specific users in situations where GPS is not accurate enough or not applicable.
See Indoor localization.
My TASSTA User-defined shortcuts to favorite features and options. This screen also provides call requests that are sent to the T.Rodon operator.
See My TASSTA feature.
Task manager Lists the assigned tasks and their statuses. The statuses can be updated using QR codes or manually.
See Task management and control.
Emergency Features related to emergency situations: emergency call, Periodic Check U, and lone worker protection.
See Voice communication and Lone worker protection.
Emergency journal Lists all emergency messages.
See Lone worker protection.
Guard tour Chart a route and track track the progress on that route.
Network usage Detailed information about the network traffic used by the application. This view also contains a connection quality meter represented by a triangular icon (additionally available on the PTT screen). Tap the icon to get a popup that rates the quality of the connection to the TASSTA server and shows the estimated network delay.
Feature status Lists the features that the administrator activated for the user.
Settings Configure T.Flex options.
See Application settings.
About Version of the application.
Reset password Change the password for your user account.
See Logging in and out.
Logout Log out of the TASSTA network.
See Logging in and out.

Setting your role-based status

The administrative configuration of your server may define a set of roles for users, and you may be assigned one of such roles. Each role can have a set of statuses, only one of which can be active at a time for a user.

If you have a role, its label is shown in the navigation drawer above the menu. If the role has statuses, you can change status by tapping the role label and selecting the new status in the popup that opens. Your status is shown to the right of the role label. Statuses are color-coded, and there is a small colored disc next to the status label.

Bottom toolbar

At the bottom of the screen, the application can show a navigation panel with the most commonly used items for quick access. This toolbar is toggled in the enabled in the application settings. All of these options in it are also available in the navigation drawer. Most of them are stowed into the More menu, but such items as Users and Groups are always at hand.

Floating always-on-top widget

When T.Flex is hidden, you have the option of using a movable floating widget that appears on top of other apps. The T.Flex widget contains an emergency button and a second context-sensitive button which is used for maximizing the app and shows the current mode of the app: for example, whether a call is in progress. To enable the widget, select the Floating Widget in the app settings.