The AudioMate 360 is a cost-effective IP audio gateway for bridging most LMR (Land Mobile Radios) and IP-based unified group communication networks via RoIP (Radio over IP). Connect a compatible two-way land mobile radio regardless of frequency range or equipment manufacturer, whether conventional or trunked. Each AudioMate 360 is completely software programmable via web browser. Never touch a jumper or heat up a soldering iron to configure settings.
5 Real-World Examples illustrating applications of the AM360r RoIP gateway
AudioMate 360r Radio Gateway
The AudioMate 360r connects to a compatible 2-way land mobile radio configured as a control station, acting as its microphone and speaker. The AM360r connects to a wide variety of compatible LMR stations regardless of operating frequency, including Motorola, Kenwood, Icom, Tait, and others.
All Frequencies and Bands
Connect an AudioMate 360r to a compatible two-way land mobile, whether conventional or trunked. Because the AudioMate 360r is radio-agnostic, it connects to a wide variety of 2-way LMR stations regardless of frequency range or equipment manufacturer, including Motorola, Kenwood, Icom, Tait, and others. The AudioMate 360r replaces the speaker and microphone of a typical 2-way radio base station to allow it to be used elsewhere.
One benefit of the AudioMate360r is the role it can play for rural VHF or UHF fire and police radio users migrating to 700 and 800 MHz trunked two-way radio systems. The same AudioMate 360r can be used today with a VHF or UHF conventional system and with future 700 and 800 MHz digital two-way radio systems. No longer is a forklift upgrade or huge capital expense required to achieve interoperability.
Goodbye Leased Lines
The AudioMate 360r extends audio and basic local control functions over IP to a dispatcher or any radio user on the enterprise LAN. Stop paying monthly fees for leased lines to your radio sites. Instead, an existing IP network that connects to the radio site allows a client to leverage what they already pay for.
Simple to Interface
A few simple connections to a compatible mobile radio configured as a control station open a new world of possibilities, allowing a radio user to talk to your dispatchers wherever they might be on your enterprise LAN. Built-in web configuration allows you to select PTT and COS polarity, VOX activation, and other important settings. Never touch a jumper nor heat up a soldering iron. An RJ-45 jack provides a 600 Ohm transformer-coupled balanced audio interface or use the 5-pin inline connector for signalling and single-ended audio interface.
AudioMate 360a Audio Gateway
The AudioMate 360a provides baseband audio inputs and outputs to access your VoIP (Voice over IP) unified communications network. The AM360a can provide up to 5 Watts of audio into an 8 Ohm speaker and accepts a Kenwood KMC-27B hand PTT mic or KMC-9C desk PTT mic. The convenient front-mounted knob allows adjustment of speaker and line output as well as mic and line input audio levels.
Radio Remote Control
The most common application for the AM360a is a simple radio remote control console with the addition of a microphone and a speaker.
Because the AM360a talks to your IP network, it can be located anywhere you have LAN access, even in a sub-basement or a room that is shielded from good radio coverage. With an AM360r and LMR control station at the other end of the IP link you can offer the connected radio's footprint to locations without radio coverage.
Paging the Future
The AudioMate360a is the ideal noise-free link between your existing IP network and public address systems even at remote locations. As an example, voice announcements can be quickly and clearly distributed over a large college campus or airport. Long runs of traditional audio wire typically yield poor results in these applications. Now your public address messages can be generated directly from anywhere on your LAN, loud and clear.
Other Audio Applications
Other applications for the AM360a include an audio source for alerts from a weather receiver, music from an iPod, CD player, or AM/FM receiver for distribution to a public address system, and as a remote mic input for an overhead speaker paging system. Eliminate long runs of analog wiring with a pair of AudioMates to your P.A. amplifier input for loud and clear paging. At the same time you will eliminate a source for electrical noise and hum on your overhead speakers.
AudioMate Rack Shelf
The AudioMate rack provides a standard 19 inch 2U mounting shelf for up to 4 AudioMate 360 gateways. A secure Mate-N-Lock power connector distributes the 12 Volt supply in a daisy-chain across all AM360 gateways in a rack.
AudioMate 360 Application Notes
Leased Line Replacement
Replace leased lines.
Linked Repeater Sites
Link 2 mountaintop radio sites to increase coverage or 2 channels to bridge old and new radio systems.