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dispatcher

Software that determines what pending tasks should be done next and assigns the available resources to accomplish it. It may execute other programs or generate a list for human operators to follow. See scheduler.
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dispatcher

i. The person responsible for dispatching an airline flight. Dispatchers are usually ground-based personnel who exercise, with the pilot-in-command, the operational control of the flight. The duties of flight dispatchers include providing meteorological information for the flight; flight planning; arranging loading and unloading of aircraft; stocking aircraft with consumables; apron servicing; and other turn-around tasks. An aircraft dispatcher must have in his or her possession a current aircraft dispatcher certificate.
ii. A person who supervises the exits of paratroopers or the drops of loads from an aircraft.
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ControlWeb can connect to this port and communicate with devices in system through dispatcher. The example of such connection shows Figure 4.
Dispatcher: How long has your baby not been breathing?
This is intended to enable individual dispatchers to better identify cardiac arrest through the improved detection of agonal breathing over the phone.
When status messages aren't enough and you need to send a more detailed message, dispatchers or supervisors can now send short text messages of up to 48 characters in length to any radio.
Driver retention is modeled as a function of dispatcher age, experience in dispatch, and the behavioral variable responsiveness.
Dispatchers with a map display system of the 14-county region will be able to track patrol cars and pin-point complaints -- allowing dispatchers to quickly assign the closest patrol car.
A dispatcher provides all the technical information to a pilot, including the flight plan.
While on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, Cornelissen was told how to perform CPR on the infant which saved her life.
Emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) Abdul-Hamid Mohamed Ameen won the "Dispatcher of the Year'" award by the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) during the annual Middle East Navigators conference held in Doha recently.
Dispatcher simplifies the tracking of test results from multiple circuit boards.
Beck also reported that the dispatcher was facing disciplinary measures, however, when asked by reporters what sort of discipline, he did not elaborate on the matter.