graphical user interface (GUI) for the SR-3001, provides a display of the
radio interconnects. Shown at the top of the display are the radios, phones,
and computers that are available to be interconnected. At the bottom of
the display are the functions that are available to the user. In order
to perform any of the available functions, the user simply touches (touch
screen) or places the pointer on the function and clicks the mouse. After
selecting the function the user selects the items to be interconnected
at the top of the display.
selecting the items, the system software will place the items on the screen
showing the ICONs as connected. For example, if the user wants to create
a Talk Group, the user touches the TG ICON at the bottom of the display
and touches the items to be connected, from the top of the screen. As the
items are selected they are displayed on the monitor screen. As shown in
the figure, Talk Group No. 1 has two radios, one phone and one computer
connected. After selecting the items to be connected the user simply touches
the connect ICON and the items are ready for operation.
RIOS uses the Windows 2000 or Windows XP Operating Systems, which provide
a familiar and user-friendly environment.
SyTech SR-3001 Radio Inter Operability System (RIOS) allows for the ability
to communicate between any types of dissimilar communications systems,
e.g. radios, telephones, computers and other forms of communications systems
may be connected into “Talk Groups”. In addition to voice communications,
the RIOS will also allow for data inter-operability, using 802.XX technology.
RIOS consists of a computer, I/O chassis and the inter-connecting radios.
Two configurations are available, (1) portable and (2) rack mount. The
portable is small enough to be carried on a commercial airliner as checked
baggage and can be easily configured in a vehicle such as a Suburban or
any SUV. The I/O chassis provides for a DC input from the vehicle 12-volt
system. The portable is typically used with portable hand held radios.
The rack mount unit is typically used with land mobile radios (LMRs), thus
increasing output power. LMR’s that are computer controlled may be controlled
from the dispatcher console, thus allowing for the dispatcher to remotely
control the frequency of the radios. This remote radio control allows for
the RIOS to have the frequency of the gateway radio match the frequency
of the field radios.
communications between the radios is controlled through the use of a PC
computer and SyTech designed and developed software. The software is used
to setup communications links between any types of communications systems.
The RIOS will allow for the full capabilities of a dispatch center (telephones,
radios and data). The main computer functions both as the database and
recorder server. Additional PC’s can be connected via a LAN as client stations.
These client stations have the full and complete suite of software to allow
for the control of all communications. As audio from the communications
is being recorded, the radio dispatcher/controller may also view the radio
data (e.g. Caller I.D., start time, duration, etc). Audio is recorded immediately
to the archive media, magneto optical or DVD. Available to the radio dispatcher/operator
is the full suite of the Advanced Digital and Analog Collection (ADACS)
analysis software. After the call has ended, the operator may play back
the call and use MS Word to provide a complete transcription of the recorded
call. The playback audio is displayed as a frequency spectrum. This frequency
spectrum allows the user to identify speakers or allows for forensic analysis.
A remote computer may be connected to the system through the use of high-speed
WANs or Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines. The system is fully compliant
with all police, fire and EMS radio communications. A report writer-generator
allows for the automatic creation of any reports required by Police or
Fire Departments. For example, Traffic Reports and Individual User Reports
are fully automated. SyTech provides for 24 X 7 maintenance support and
continuous software upgrades for new radios. The major features of the
Graphical User Interface – All “Talk Groups” are shown as star clusters.
Talk Groups are established by simply selecting the function and selecting
the communications system. Operators learn to use the RIOS in minutes.
to Control Radio Frequencies (channels) Remotely – The RIOS may be configured
with radios that are computer controllable. When an agency arrives at the
incident site, the RIOS radio is changed to the appropriate frequency.
to Act as Repeaters – All RIOS channels have the ability to act as repeaters
and have full control of all incoming and outgoing radio traffic. Multiple
RIOS at an incident site are all "meshed" thus you have built in redundancy.
Capabilities – All RIOS have the main functional capabilities of a dispatcher
station, i.e. receive and transmit radio channels and all transmissions
may be recorded and played back, (911 requirement). A number of our customers
use the RIOS in command vans as back-up 911 centers.
are Re-Configurable – all channels are "re-configurable" on the fly. Any
radio maybe connected to any channel. Other systems are hardware dependent,
thus channels are radio specific.
Voice and Data – When using multiple RIOS, communications maybe via radio
(voice) or a wireless data connection, e.g. 802.XX or any wireless integrated
network. This communications capability is extremely useful in "incidents".
Command and Control on the ground must be maintained on a "Real Time" basis.
Store and Forward – Channels interface with radio trunking systems intelligently.
The RIOS will wait for acknowledgement before passing the audio to non-trunking
systems, thus no audio is lost.
in Digital Recording & Traffic Analysis – The RIOS computer has a built-in
digital recording capability. Audio and data are recorded to the hard drive
and archived on a permanent basis to archive media such as DVD.
on the Number of Talk Groups – There is no limit on the number of Talk
Groups. The number is only limited by the number of channels available
on the system.
Archiving – Audio and data may be permanently archived to a 2 bay DVD array.
Client –This module allows remote users to control and communicate with
the RIOS server via an 802.11 wired or wireless network. Remote users
can perform all functions.
Client Module - Same capability as the PC Remote Client but adapted to
the limited resources of a PDA.
This option can be packaged in a separate box or integrated into the RIOS
case to provide connections for standard analog, digital, or VoIP phones.
Report Generation – System has ability to produce reports automatically.
Reports will provide the time of all transmissions, incoming or outgoing,
length of call, time of call and other call record data.