IDAS™ Conventional IP Network
An IDAS IP network can extend your communication range. It lets you connect dispersed sites and allows you to communicate like a single site. IDAS allows for both conventional multi-site or MultiTrunk. Learn more about MultiTrunk here.
With the optional UC-FR5000, 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.
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 through some restrictions may still be applicable.
Icom makes 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 network controller, which installs into the IC-FR5000 series repeater — no control server and no extra rack space is required. In addition, the user can remotely maintain and monitor the repeater and network controller settings over an IP connected PC.
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. Eight remote communicators can connect to a single repeater.
*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 tot 8 repeater sites can be monitored simultaneously with 8 CT-24s.