RoIP utilizes existing network infrastructure (including the internet) to allow users to supplement their communications systems at a minimal expense. As a result, JPS customers routinely achieve a Return on Investment (ROI) within months of deploying RoIP devices.
These products also offer a substantial amount of flexibility, supporting any requirement from 1:1 standalone applications to statewide solutions. Devices are deployed in a fraction of the time compared to LMR Equipment, both temporarily and permanently.
IP networks are not constrained by the same conditions as other communications networks, such as weather, foliage, or buildings and structures. As a result, the system remains reliable while providing access anywhere in the world, including harsh locations with no terrestrial coverage. The vocoders used in JPS products are lightweight and capable of traversing any network, including satellite.
JPS devices also provide the ability to integrate other communications devices. Dispatch consoles, VoIP phones, and PCs can all access LMR channels. One of the primary applications is to interface radios to Push-to-Talk over Cellular (POC) applications such as ESChat and Zello.
One of the primary purposes of RoIP is to provide a cost-effective means of eliminating gaps in LMR coverage. This expands the coverage footprint across an IP network where radio coverage does not exist, replacing a traditional repeater.
In addition, it can provide communications interoperability by creating a connection between disparate radio systems regardless of manufacturer, frequency band, and signal type. For example, RoIP can be used when migrating an analog radio system to a digital radio system.
JPS invented RoIP (Radio over IP) in the late 1990s to provide a secure, cost-effective means of expanding Land Mobile Radio (LMR) coverage. It has since evolved to support additional functions critical to communications users, such as remote dispatching and interoperability.
RoIP is not VoIP – it is more than simply transporting Radio and other Push-to-Talk (PTT) communications across an IP network. JPS RoIP uses proprietary features specifically designed for interfacing to LMR systems, providing a seamless experience for system users.