Versatile Radio Over IP (ROiP) Gateway
Icom VE-PG3 is designed to enhance the communication coverage of a radio network and the convenience of radio usage by leveraging IP networking technology with ease of implementation.
Icom VE-PG3 has two modes; converter mode and bridge mode. The converter mode converts radio audio into VoIP/analog phone calls and allows interconnection between connected equipment.
The bridge mode connects two or more radio sites over an IP network and received radio audio is bridged to opposing radio sites of the network. The bridge mode can connect dispersed radio sites over the network and can provide cross band, cross category communication.
Icom VE-PG3 has built-in RoIP, SIP gateway, IP router and IP PBX functions all in one box. As shown in the above figure, Icom VE-PG3 integrates digital/analog radio sites into SIP and analog phone systems and interconnects calls between the connected users. The CT-24 digital voice converter converts analog audio and G.711µ IP phone codec to the AMBE+2™ codec for the IDAS™ radio system. The CT-24 is required to connect an IDAS™ radio site with other system users.
A radio user (both IDAS™ and analog* radio user) can initiate phone calls using DTMF code and can connect to other users via an IP phone or PSTN line. Phone users can make individual calling and group calling to the IDAS™ radio site. In the analog radio site, called users are subject to the fixed calling configuration of the connected radio.
* Limited to radios with DTMF encoder/decoder capability.