What Purpose does a Radio Gateway Serve?
The essential function of a radio gateway is to interconnect different types of communication devices. Applications vary from simple push-to-talk systems such as a computer communicating to a group of radios to complex, multi-jurisdictional systems interconnecting regional radio networks. Why should you use a gateway for digital radios?
There are plenty of reasons to move to digital radio, but the biggest reason many people and organizations do this is the beneficial shift to RoIP.
One of the significant novelties of digital radio is the interoperability it can offer organizations that previously struggled to link up users who had different dispatch equipment. An IP gateway can boost that interoperability for networks still straddling that digital fence.
Another significant benefit here is the level of flexibility. IP gateways can work with various equipment configurations – from a small desk console to a fully-featured solution for organizations with more comprehensive and expansive dispatch needs.
What is RoIP?
From a system point of view, RoIP (Radio over Internet Protocol) is essentially Voice over IP (VoIP) with a Push to Talk (PTT) option. While it is similar to VoIP, it augments two-way radio communications rather than phone calls.
What is a Radio Gateway?
Generally, a gateway is a bridging system for radios, phones, computers and more. A Radio Gateway allows one radio to talk to another radio that operates on a different frequency. For example an HF radio that needs to communicate with 800 MHz radio.
Gateways connect trunked talk groups, encrypted radios, public telephone systems, and cellular or satellite phone connections. Some gateways are tactical or vehicle mounted but many are used in permanent configurations.
Radio gateways can also bridge the gap between radio systems and IP-based networks. Interoperability between different technologies is supported for these:
Portable Handheld Radios, Land Mobile Radios (LMR), Base Station and Consolette Radios.
Manpack Radios including Ground-to-Air and Line-of-Sight Satellite Radios. Radios
Interoperation among HF, VHF, UHF, and high-frequency networks, including line-of-sight and satellite
Data and MANET Radios with Audio
GSA Calling Devices such as Cellphones
IP Devices such as Smartphones and Computers
How can SyTech Help You?
For over twenty years, the SyTech corporation has developed the art and science of tech-based communications. Due to this experience, SyTech has become one of the top providers of hardware, software, and support services involved with law enforcement communications collection, communications and radio interoperability, and covert monitoring technologies.
SyTech offers strong, secure, and highly scalable gateway solutions. Our solutions help range from a couple of radios to thousands of users operating anywhere in the world.
See Our Solutions...
SyTech Radio Interoperability Solutions (RIOS) range from tactical units to large-scale enterprise solutions. Here are our main products that provide interoperability for your radios
RADIUS 4 Port:
The SyTech RADIUS 4 Port Gateway connects four radio interfaces within a compact, portable design. The RADIUS 4 Port functions as a standalone radio interoperability gateway operational as a tactical radio gateway or edge network radio interface with the RADIUS Cloud.
The RIOS TAC2 combines the ease-of-use of RIOS within a ruggedized, transportable case. The TAC2 features an integrated 8-port RIOS radio interoperability I/O, ruggedized Windows computer and on-board router designed to meet the needs of real-world interoperability.
RADIUS 2U Rackmount:
The RADIUS 2U Rackmount interfaces up to sixteen radios within a rackmount configuration. SyTech designed the RADIUS 2U for operation centers, dispatch, and command vehicles, and it may be populated with 0 - 16 radio interfaces.