Icom launches VE-PG3 radio over IP gateway

RoIP gateway can act as a bridge between different radio networks or as a converter to connect IP phone, analogue phone and radio systems

Icom launches VE-PG3 radio over IP gateway

Icom UK has introduced the VE-PG3 radio over IP (RoIP) gateway, which can be used as a telephone integrator linking analogue and digital radios over an IP network.

The VE-PG3 has two function modes: bridge mode and converter mode. The bridge mode interconnects two or more RoIP networks allowing a radio user to talk to other radio group users over the network. The VE-PG3 can connect dispersed radio systems over the network and can provide cross band communication between VHF and UHF or IDAS NXDN digital and analogue conventional radio systems.

The converter mode interconnects calls between connected IP phone, analogue phone and radio systems. Radio users can dial to a public switched telephone network (PSTN) line or an IP phone number. In addition, external equipment such as a public address system, red lights and/or sirens can be connected to the VE-PG3. Radio and telephone users can also remotely operate them over the network.

The VE-PG3 has two external equipment connectors for audio input/output and other switching allowing you to connect a public address system, siren, warning light and other external equipment to the VE-PG3.

In addition to the bridge and converter modes, there is a mixing function. The mixing function mixes the bridged audio to other bridges. It can also provide site-to-multisite communication even on a network which does not support IP multicast routing. Full product details can be found here.

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