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Complete OPTASK Link Tool (COLT)

The Complete OPTASK Link Tool (COLT) is designed to completely change how users think about the OPTASK Link. Operators will never again be required to interpret slashes, dashes, or unrecognizable codes and formats to make sense of the data in the OPTASK Link. With COLT, the OPTASK Link is easily usable by software applications and presented in a format that is meaningful to operational commanders and TDL operators alike.

COLT OPTASK Link Engine

The system core is the proprietary COLT OPTASK Link Engine (COLE). COLE contains the segment, set, field formats, and rules for every element of every version of the OPTASK Link (USMTF and NATO) and enables the following functions:

COLT "Smart-Parsing"

COLT "Smart-Parsing" doesn't just create ordered columns / rows of data, it interprets the data and converts it from useless machine-readable codes and abbreviations into an operator focused man-readable format designed by an experienced JICO. Users can hide unwanted sets and fields, and even create a tailored display to show the TDLs, sets, fields, and participants needed to provide a clean useful display.

XMLize OPTASK Link for Software Applications Use

COLT converts the OPTASK Link into XML for use by software applications that require TDL data (e.g. Network Management, Link 22 SNC, NATO ACCS, etc.). By adding COLT as a bolt-on application, companies can easily upgrade their software to use any version of the OPTASK Link. This data can be used for system initialization, or to enhance the current operational capabilities of a system to include the ability to interpret, edit, or draft the OPTASK Link at a minimal cost.

Drop-Down Menu OPTASK Link Edit or Draft

Users can quickly and easily edit or draft the OPTASK Link directly from the "Smart-Parse" interface. With COLT, there's no need to worry about confusing format rules, unrecognizable abbreviations, or unfamiliar fields. COLT presents everything using common language and displays it in a way that makes sense to operators. COLT uses pre-populated drop-down menus to present all of the pre-defined options for each field. Where drop-down menus are not appropriate, COLT explains the legal formats and options for the field. The "COLT Wizard" simplifies the OPTASK Link development process by walking the user through the drafting process step by step.

Validate and Correct OPTASK Link

Frequently an OPTASK Link generated by other systems will contain errors. Validation errors can prevent the OPTASK Link from being usable by software or deciphered by the user. COLT enables users to quickly and easily validate and correct OPTASK Link errors. COLT generates a validation report for any imported OPTASK Link and guides the user through the process of correcting errors with tutorials, or by using the COLT "Smart-Parse" user interface.


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