ICRI Offers Affordable Solution to Radio Interoperability
November 17, 2005 - EMS Responder Magazine
“Radio interoperability” and “budget” are two terms that don’t go together. Small wonder: To make all police, fire and EMS crews truly interoperable, billions of dollars would have to be spent equipping them with compatible handheld radios and radio networks. However, there are work-arounds that provide functional interoperability while letting everyone keep the radios they have. One such solution is the $4,500 Incident Commanders Radio Interface (ICRI), designed and built by Communications-Applied Technology (www.c-at.com). The ICRI is a portable “switch” that uses supplied adaptor cables to accept up to five different radios and/or Nextel Direct Connect cellular phones, plus one telephone of any sort – all at the same time. For $3,000 more, the ICRI can be modified to serve two talk groups, rather than the base model’s one….” The ICRI sounds so obviously simple that it inspires skepticism: Does it really work? The answer, as detailed in numerous testimonials posted on the website, is yes.”
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The ICRI is a lightghtweight, rapidly deploable radio gateway and tactical repeater designed for use by first reponders, military, and public safety. For more information on the ICRI, visit the ICRI radio gateway page, or contact us directly through our website.