Icom RC-FS10 IDAS Remote Communicator
Virtual Radio/Dispatch Software for an IDAS™ Conventional IP Network System
Control your radio system from a remote office with the RC-FS10 remote communicator. It creates a virtual radio/dispatcher on a Windows® PC. The PC software provides a minimum set of programmable dispatcher console-like functions, like simple repeater control.
Virtually link up to 16 IDAS repeaters
The communicator allows for scalable capacity. One remote communicator can connect up to 8 repeaters, or 8 remote communicators can connect to one repeater.
Coordinate your in-the-field staff remotely
The PC software will provide a set of programmable dispatcher console-like functions, as well as simple repeater control such as channel changing capability.
The software is easy to use with a flexible button layout on the PC monitor. Users can program capabilities found in subscriber units on their PC like stun, revive, emergency, status, etc. Users can also log calls and text messages to other users (up to 10 characters). There are also three levels of password security.
Radio over IP (RoIP) is an expanded version of VoIP, transmitting the radio control signals such as PTT and COR in digital format in addition to the digital voice packets. With RoIP it is possible to offer end to end digital signaling from a handset to any other communications device in the world. RoIP technology eliminates the leased lines previously used to remotely control base stations by tones and, in a RoIP digital implementation there are no conversions from E&M to IP limiting the controls signals available or delaying the speed of signaling. Of course true end to end digital signaling and communications also facilitates end to end encryption for secure communications.
Included with the RC-FS10 is the CT-24 USB vocoder unit. The CT-24 is a digital voice converter unit, which digitally compresses the voice into a digital data stream. It also has an ESN used for unit identification.
The optional CT-23, desktop microphone adapter, allows the user to attach the SM-26 desktop mic or an HM-152 speaker microphone to the computer. The microphone will work just like it would be used. The PTT function is provided by a screen button in case a PC headset is used.
DSK/API documentation for third party software developers is available under agreement. Contact Icom America for details.
Application sample 1: Single Site System
For dispatch desks in large, multi-storied or remote buildings where non-IP radio connections from the base radio to the main antenna would be inefficient, overly expensive or not possible.
- Delivery companies
- Waste management
- School districts
- Security companies
- Large casinos
- Correctional facilities
One company with multiple branch sites and multiple repeaters who want to control everything remotely, whether across town or from around the globe. Up to 16 IDAS repeaters (sites) can work on one network.
One RC controls up to 8 IDAS repeaters. One IDAS repeater can be connected to up to 8 RCs. Connect up to 128 RC units within an IDAS network.
- Large companies or agencies of all types
Connecting different radio systems, even those using different frequency bands, via IP to achieve seamless voice and data communications.
- Public safety agencies looking for affordable interoperability
- Recently merged companies who need to reconcile incompatible radio system
- Large companies or agencies operating different radio systems who want to bring their communications under one umbrella