Cargo Decoder is your guide to what is in the truck or tanker next to you on the highway. Enter the 4 digit number from the DOT placard to learn about a material and see details from both the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG 2012) and 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG 2008).
Cargo Decoder is my way to give back to the first responders who are always there for us. Cargo Decoder uses no network bandwidth so information will always be available even if the cell network is not. Cargo Decoder is available at the Android Market, Amazon Appstore, or Blackberry App World. Cargo Decoder Plus for iPhone is now available in the Apple iTunes App Store.
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The 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook has been released. We are working to add the 2016 guidebook to Cargo Decoder and will issue updates to the app as soon as this is complete. As of May 1, only English data is available and we hope that Spanish and French data will be made available soon.
Cargo Decoder has been featured in an article in Emergency Management magazine. Tablets’ Mobility, Connectivity Lead to Adoption by Emergency Managers describes how emergency managers are increasingly relying on tablets to provide the information they need when they need it. Cargo Decoder was cited as one of the specialized apps that emergency management professionals are using to provide instant access to the Emergency Response Guidebook.
Strategies In Software recently signed a licensing agreement with Atlas Air, Inc, a leading a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating solutions and a unit of Atlas Air Worldwide. Atlas Air will deploy 1,200 copies Cargo Decoder Plus to its crew members worldwide.
Sharing of material information is now supported in the Android version of Cargo Decoder. Select a material and click the share icon to let others know what you found. Configure what you want to share so you can send an email with lots of information or a text message with just the material name.
If you use Evernote, sharing will create a note about the material. Evernote can add GPS information to your note and connect pictures you take to better document the incident.
Important Note: Sharing with Facebook does not work even though Facebook adds itself to the sharing list. When you select sharing with Facebook, nothing shows up in the Facebook post. Facebook says the behavior is "by design" (https://developers.facebook.com/bugs/332619626816423)
Cargo Decoder 4.1 is now available in the Google Play Store and is awaiting review in the iTunes App Store, the Amazon AppStore, and the Blackberry App World. Cargo Decoder 4.1 now fully supports the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook in English, Spanish, and French.
Cargo Decoder 4.0 is now available in the Google Play Store and is awaiting review in the iTunes App Store, the Amazon AppStore, and the Blackberry App World. Cargo Decoder 4.0 supports both the 2012 and 2008 editions of Emergency Response Guidebook. Currently, only English content for the 2012 Guidebook has been released. Spanish and French 2012 ERG content will be added to Cargo Decoder when the material is available.
A new version of Cargo Decoder is now available in the iTunes App Store. This version adds support for the iPad. Cargo Decoder Plus for iOS is a "universal" app so it will work on all your iOS devices running iOS 5.0 or later.
The English source material for the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook has been released. We are working on an update to Cargo Decoder that will feature both 2012 and 2008 Guidebook material and let you switch between the two versions. Look for an update soon!
Cargo Decoder for iPhone is now available in the iTunes App Store for all iOS devices running iOS 5.0 or greater. Version 1.0.0 is English only and version 1.1.0 will add support for Spanish and French . Cargo Decoder for iPad is coming soon.
Cargo Decoder Plus is now available for Blackberry Playbook tablets running the 2.0 update. Search for "Cargo Decoder" in Blackberry App World or click here.
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