Businesses such as taxi services and debris (recology) companies require a radio solution that allows their multiple vehicle radios to communicate to a dispatcher but not between each other. They find limited communication is beneficial in reducing the unnecessary conversations, which also reduces radio system load and ensures privacy. This can be achieved when a radio system is configured with a solution called split dispatch. Existing LTR system users are familiar with this feature, but split dispatch is also available in IDAS™ Conventional and IDAS MultiTrunk™ systems with the IA-10401 Split Dispatch Dongle.
What is the IA-10401 Dongle?
Icom’s IA-10401 was initially built for Icom Authorized Dealer Signature Wireless, but has since been used by MultiTrunk customers looking for split dispatch functionality. The product was developed for the F5061D/F6061D mobile unit and attaches to the DB25 connector on the back of the transceiver. When the unit receives the unit ID, it compares it to the ID list in the dongle. If it is not in the list, the audio is muted. If the IDs match, then the radio operates normally.
The IA-10401 split dispatch dongle offers the flexibility of setting up various talk groups on the same network. The Talk Group ID is programmed into the IA-10401 as well as the number of units not being muted and their individual unit IDs. Each custom-programmed unit goes through a round of testing to ensure the unit’s functionality is correct.
Transportation, waste management, and shipping/logistics markets would benefit most from an Icom digital system with split dispatch functionality. Download the IA-10401 brochure to learn more about Icom’s split dispatch dongle.