ProBook OnLine is the optional internet
component of the GFO system. It allows your
students/pilots and customers to access the scheduling
system from home
(or work) via the internet. The following are questions
specific to ProBook OnLine.
We are using a telephone
line to access the internet from our school/club, will
ProBook Online still work ?
Do we need a web site ? An email address ?
Our internet connection is
unreliable, how would that affect our school/club operations ?
Is there a way to monitor (and control) bookings done over the internet ?
Do we need a network firewall ? Is
ProBook OnLine secured ?
Does ProBook OnLine offer the same user-friendly interface as
GFO WorkStations ?
ProBook OnLine has been designed for slow telephone
internet connectivity however you will need a dedicated
telephone line so that internet users can view and make
bookings with a booking that is in sync with your on-site
booking sheet. If you have a cable modem or ADSL internet
link (normally over the telephone line) ProBook OnLine
will work just as well.
you will need a web site with a 'Book Online' button so
that your students and pilots can view your booking sheet.
Your establishment email address is also required so that
users can reply to emails sent by the Email
Server. To find out more about ProBook OnLine click
beauty of ProBook/GFO is that it allows your business to
continue even if you lose all internet connectivity. The
only difference you will notice is that the internet button on
the Dispatch Console will turn red (from green) indicating
a problem with the internet connection (further details as
to why the internet connection failed can be viewed in the
System Info window on the GFO Server). At this point
no person can logon to the booking system via the internet
therefore forcing internet users to call your school or
club by telephone. To view a diagram of the GFO/ProBook System
GFO has a window called the Dispatch Console. All
bookings made over the internet will appear in the window.
Click here for more info on the Dispatch
recommend all internet users to get a software (or
hardware) firewall whether it's for your home or business.
Firewalls protect your PC from outside intruders or from
malicious internet attacks. ProBook OnLine is also
secured. Every internet transaction contains a validation
code to ensure that the message is valid.
ProBook OnLine has essentially the same graphic oriented
user interface which means you point-and-click the time
slots you which to book. To view a screenshot of the
ProBook OnLine user interface click