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A dispatch can be:

  • A report sent to a newspaper by a correspondent.
  • A message, often military or diplomatic, sent by secure means and quickly to the recipient.

Dispatch is a form of logistics as used in the taxi, courier, and service delivery industries and for emergency services, whereby clients are matched to vehicles according to the order in which clients called and the proximity of vehicles to each client's pick-up location. Telephone operators take calls from clients, then either enter the client's information into a computer or write it down and give it to a dispatcher. In the first scenario, a central computer then communicates with the mobile data terminal located in each vehicle (see computer assisted dispatch); in the second, the dispatcher communicates with the driver of each vehicle via two-way radio. Logistics is the art and science of managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other resources. ... A taxicab (sometimes called taxi, cab, or hack) is a vehicle for hire which conveys passengers between locations of their choice. ... This article discusses delivery couriers; for the font see Courier (font). ... This article is about a term used in economics. ... Emergency services are services that deal with emergencies and other aspects of Public Safety. ... A computerized device used in taxicabs, courier vehicles, service trucks, and emergency vehicles to communicate with a central dispatch office. ... Computer-assisted dispatch (also called CAD) is a method of dispatching taxicabs, couriers, field service technicians, or emergency services by computer. ...

In many countries, Emergency services are accessed by dialling a distinctive emergency telephone number. Emergency services are services that deal with emergencies and other aspects of Public Safety. ... Many countries public telephone networks have a single emergency telephone number, sometimes known as the universal emergency telephone number or occasionally the emergency services number, that allows a caller to contact local emergency services for assistance. ...

Dispatch is also the name of an independent rock band that escalated to major popularity in the late 1990s, continuing to grow in fame and following even after the band's farewell concert in 2004; see Dispatch (band). Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... (Redirected from 1990s in music) 1990 in music International trends Barbadian artists like Gabby, Spice and Square One bring a new sound to Trinidadian soca Mari Boines Gula Gula, and its titular hit single, bring Sami joik-based folk to popular attention Paradise Lost emerges at the forefront of... Dispatch is the name of an independent band formed by three friends who met while attending Middlebury College in Vermont during the early 90s. ...

Dispatches is a weekly radio documentary series on CBC Radio One in Canada. A documentary is a work in a visual or auditory medium presenting political, scientific, social, or historical subjects in a factual and informative manner. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

Dispatches is a book by Michael Herr about the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was fought from 1957 to 1975 between Soviet and Chinese-supported Vietnamese nationalist and Communist forces and an array of Western and pro-Western forces, most notably the United States. ...

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Scottish Military Badges - The Scottish Military Historical Society (0 words)
Dispatch is issued three times a year to all our fully paid up members in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States of America, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
This is to act as a guide to the information you could receive, if you decide to join the society, and then obtain the latest issues of the hard copy journal, plus access to other published material on-line.
If you have been working on your own research into Scottish military subjects, and are looking for a publication to display your findings, then Dispatch could be the journal for you.
Warrick County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Division (548 words)
Dispatchers communicate with all field units by radio (the dispatcher functions as the lifeline for the units in the field, so good radio ability is a must)
Dispatchers work in an office setting having multiple county office duties to perform in conjunction with their dispatch duties.
Dispatch has to insure that the correct agency is sent to the needed location.
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