ACU-5000 IP Based Interoperability Gateway

Emergencies, disasters, and other planned or unplanned incidents bring together multiple agencies and a wide variety of communications gear requiring a fast, reliable and proven interoperability gateway.

The ACU-5000 enables seamless communications among these first responders. Optimized cables and preloaded settings ensure quick interface of radios, phones, satellite (Sat) phones, etc. Interoperability networks (nets) can be quickly put together allowing appropriate personnel to talk with each other, all using their own equipment, whether phones, various types of radios, or Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) devices.

Interoperability nets are local, meaning all audio bridging is done within the ACU-5000, and IP links make the system accessible to remote users or other gateways.

The ACU-5000 interoperability gateway capitalizes on features developed by JPS Interoperability Solutions over the past decade. These features include a suite of sophisticated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms to resolve typical radio interoperability problems, interface cables for hundreds of radio makes and models, and quick setup templates for rapid deployment.

In addition, the ACU-5000 is equipped with an intuitive Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), a built in Ethernet switch, and the ability to configure its voice communications channels per user preference type including: radio, telephone, VoIP (SIP), or JPS’s proprietary Radio over Internet Protocol (RoIP). This feature allows the ACU-5000 to be quickly reconfigured as needs change, with no need to purchase, carry, or swap-out hardware modules.

Intuitive operation and control were guiding factors in the design of the ACU-5000’s user- interface. It provides instantaneous comprehension of the current system status, easy point-and-click/drag-and-drop control capability, and a variety of context-sensitive help available just a mouse click away.

Two versions are available – a light and compact tabletop version or a 1U high 19 inch rack mount unit in an aluminum enclosure.