Vocality, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, launched a new Radio over IP gateway, the OPUS RoIP, on 2 March. The first demonstrations of the simple, small radio connectivity solution took place at Security & Policing 2017 in Farnborough, UK, 7-9 March.
The OPUS RoIP features four audio and serial ports and six general-purpose input/outputs to maximise compatibility with an extensive range of radio types, frequencies and manufacturers. Multiple radio types can be connected simultaneously, allowing users to create a unified radio network solution, regardless of what radio equipment is connected. The inbuilt 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and network ports for connecting to fixed line and satellite services means users can create and extend radio networks beyond normal push-to-talk radio range. The company is aiming the system at the emergency services, energy production and military markets, among others.
In addition to the launch of OPUS RoIP, Vocality will be launching OPUS DISPATCH, a light-weight console application with a drag-and-drop user interface that dynamically creates talk groups, providing interoperability and connectivity between multiple radio devices. OPUS DISPATCH can be loaded directly on to the OPUS RoIP, removing the need for additional radio dispatch hardware.