RADIO INTEROPERABILITY APPLICATIONS:
Wide Area Radio Network
RIOS Wide Area
The RIOS Wide Area Radio Network allows multiple RIOS servers to connect across an IP network. With this arrangement, RIOS servers interface to their corresponding local communication assets (radios, phones, cameras) and connect across any type of IP network via RIOS MultiSite Software module and configuration.
With the RIOS Wide-Area Network, permissioned administrators have the ability to access, interconnect and control (if permissioned) resources across the network. The beauty of this arrangement is that the authorized users from a permissioned location can operate remote RIOS systems just the same as the local RIOS system.
RIOS Wide Area Advantages
• Interop trunking & conventional systems
• System-of-systems singularity
• Access remote radios
• Patch remote radios
• Control remote resources
• Offer tactical access to ad hoc users
• Options for secure VPN access
• View remote video via IP
• Connect with RIOS LiTE
• Communicate via RIOS Chat
• Transfer internal files
The graphic below illustrates the RIOS GUI within a multi-site RIOS System. In this depiction, six RIOS Servers are interconnected across an IP network. A Wide-Area Cluster Group (center cluster) is created with a local radio assets (green band around the asset) and remote XTL5000 mobile radio (light blue band around the asset). As a result, the two radio networks operate as single connected group regardless of their physical location.
Again, the RIOS Wide-Area Network refers to multiple RIOS Servers interconnected across any type of IP network. Each RIOS Server interfaces locally to the facility’s communication resources; resources can include anything from a statewide trunking system, tone-controlled radios and/or IP video streams. Once connected to the RIOS ICS the RIOS Server accepts the voice, video or data at the local site. Next, the RIOS Multi-Site Software Module provides the functional capability to packetize voice, video and data for use across various types of IP networks. Where permissioned, users from remote locations have the ability to create patches, monitor, playback, page and alert remote resources from across the network.
The Virginia COMLINC Radio Network interfaces to over 100 radio systems within the state of Virginia, converts the signal to IP, and connects the state within a secure, unified communications platform allowing for:
• Multi-jurisdictional radio interoperability
• Multi-jurisdictional communications including VoIP, Chat and File Transfer
• Remote access to permissioned users
• Basic CAD and local radio interoperability (where needed)
• Centralized state assistance in the event of a wide-spread emergency
• Smartphone and video interfacing (where available)
The map below illustrates a select few RIOS Gateway locations within the Virginia COMLINC. Click the map for their website and the latest locations: