Coming soon: Control your scanners so you hear more of the action.
Co-Scan has been tested and found to work with these scanner models:
Co-Scan may work with similar models (the models must be capable of computer control).
Co-Scan is written for Windows 7, XP and Vista.
- You just hear more: The first scanner to find a transmission "owns"
it, and all other scanners are prohibited from stopping on it. Without Co-Scan,
all of your radios that check the same channel can wind up monitoring it and you
miss the other traffic.
- Automatic: Simply connect the computer to each scanner's data
port. When you turn on a scanner it is automatically recognized. Serial port set-up
is automatic. (Usually you can set the scanner's serial port to its highest speed.)
When you want to take a portable scanner with you, just disconnect the cable before
you leave and reconnect it after you return.
- Scans and learns: As transmissions are received, Co-Scan reads
the talkgroup names from any scanner that shows them, and remembers them. It will
subsequently show the names even if reception occurs on a scanner that can't display
- One window: Information from all scanners appears in one window,
identifying the transmission by talkgroup name, talkgroup ID and/or frequency. The
window can be made tiny, or it can fill the screen if you want to monitor from across
- Don't use more scanners than you need: If a trunking system uses
five frequencies besides the control channel, you'll never miss a transmission on
it if you have five scanners. There could be hundreds of talkgroups but they all
have to wait for one of those five frequencies to become available. Even so, you
don't need five scanners to double your monitoring capacity. Just going from one
scanner to two will do that and make a difference in what you hear at busy times.
- Rebanding support: Some older scanners can't support rebanding.
Co-Scan will flip them to the correct frequency when they stop on a channel that
has been moved, or if it can't flip them it will make them resume scanning for channels
they can receive.
- No programming: Co-Scan cannot be used to program your scanner.
For that you still need a program like FreeScan.
Co-Scan "just works" once you have your scanners programmed.
- Compatible with USB serial ports: You may need to add serial ports
to have enough for all of your scanners. You can buy USB adapters to add one, two
or four ports at a time to your computer. Co-Scan can be set to ignore any ports
you don't need or use for other purposes, and monitors the rest for scanner
additions and removals. Search for USB serial adapters with
- Great for open mics: From time to time, a radio's microphone is
inadvertently left open and transmitting, and all scanners monitoring that channel
get stuck on it. But with Co-Scan, only the first scanner to find the channel gets
stuck, and all other scanners keep scanning.
- Frequency-based: Ownership is based on frequency. You can mix trunked and
conventional systems. Whether each scanner shares all of its frequencies with other
scanners, or just a few of them, Co-Scan only acts when two or more scanners find
the same active frequency. The first scanner "owns" that frequency/channel
through the duration of the transmission and the rest keep scanning for other activity.
Questions? Call (765) 714-0688.