C4i has developed a new product enhancement and integration feature that supports third party interfaces to their SwitchplusIP radio/telephone system. This technology takes advantage of C4i’s established end-to-end IP communications network by providing additional endpoint and gateway devices access to IP communications connections.
One of the many benefits of this new SwitchplusIP technology is that users are not restricted to using only C4i’s products. Now it allows connections to the Omnitronics IPR and Raytheon NXU-2A products on the SwitchplusIP network.
As part of C4i’s ongoing technology development program, the SwitchplusIP system now enables the use of these devices to minimize the amount of equipment needed, and also ensures that audio quality is maintained. Existing customer owned gateways could continue to be used to maximize the technology investment. Reutilization means more cost effective consumption of scarce funding and extends equipment life, thereby reducing overall cost of ownership. Reliability and quality are greatly enhanced, as there is no longer a need to convert a digital signal to analog and back again to connect to the gateway.
C4i has always been known as the complete end-to-end IP solution. With this newly advanced open technology, C4i’s upgraded network has been dubbed “E2IP” which stands for “Extra End-to-End IP”. Implementing an IP based solution when updating radio systems can be cost prohibitive. Thus, the ability to add to existing ROIP infrastructure and connect to sites that have only one radio will leverage an agency’s technology investment.