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 Communication link for distant locations
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Communication link for distant locations

An IDAS™ conventional IP network can extend your communication coverage. It lets you connect dispersed sites and allows you to communicate like a single site.


Up to 16 IDAS™ repeaters connection over IP network

With the optional UC-FR5000 (#02), up to 16 IDAS™ repeaters can be interlinked with each other. An IDAS terminal radio user can communicate with other IDAS™ terminal radio users belonging to the interlinked repeater sites and/or a virtual dispatch station on the network.

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The IDAS™ conventional IP network cannot relay voice traffic over the IP network if the uplink is analog.


Low bandwidth requirement

By using the AMBE+2™ vocoder compression, an IDAS™ conventional IP network requires only about 13kbps bandwidth per one voice path in theory. It means a DSL class line is sufficient for the IDAS™ conventional IP network. The IDAS™ conventional IP network system requires only one fixed IP address in a group of networked repeaters. Other repeater sites can work with dynamically allocated IP addresses when the IP manager/client mode is enabled though some restrictions may still be applicable.

Integrated system for clean and simple installation

Icom has made it simple and easy to introduce and install an IDAS™ conventional IP network system. The IDAS™ conventional IP network system requires only the UC-FR5000 (#02) network controller which can be installed into the IC-FR5000 series repeater – no control server and no extra rack space is required. In addition, the repeater and network controller settings can be remotely maintained and monitored over an IP connected PC.


RC-FS10 Remote Communicator

The remote communicator creates an IP-based virtual radio on a PC and works as a simple dispatch. IDAS™ communication features can be used with the remote communicator software. Up to 8 target IDAS™ repeater sites* can be programmable in the software. 8 remote communicators can connect to a single repeater.

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The RC-FS10 software can transmit one voice path at a time. One CT-24 is required for receiving an IDAS™ repeater site and up to 8 repeater sites can be monitored simultaneously with 8 CT-24s.


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IDAS™ conventional IP network application example


CASE1Intra-building and inter-building solution

CASE1
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With an IDAS conventional IP network system, it is possible to have radio communications all the way from the basement to the top floor, all in stable digital audio. Already deployed LAN cables can be used in an in-building solution.



CASE2Crossband repeater

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Different agencies might use different bands. For example, a police department might be using UHF while a fire department uses VHF.
An IDAS conventional IP network establishes a crossband repeater system so everyone can communicate with each other.



CASE3Remote base station over IP network

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In base mode operation with an IDAS onventional IP network system, the uplinked voice from IDAS radios will not be repeated to other IDAS terminal radios, but only sent to the assigned virtual radio/dispatcher via IP. The uplink from the virtual radio / dispatcher will be down-linked from the IDAS repeaters. This mode may be used in case communications between terminals is not intended or may be used in a simplex channel system.



CASE4Receiver voting operation

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IDAS receiver voting improves the talk back capability of IDAS handheld and mobile radios. The IDAS networked receivers (where IDAS repeaters’ transmission is inhibited and used as receivers) are distributed to the communication area. Each receiver receives a signal from a terminal radio and transfers it to the repeater site, and the repeater relays the best signal or transfers it to the remote dispatch. The UC-FR5000 has a built-in voting function, so an external voter device is not required.



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