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Bridging the technology divide

When emergency agencies congregate to face a mass emergency, or when utilities companies merge to optimize their operations, efficient communications can be hindered by incompatible radio technologies. Cobham Satcom offers a solution to this problem.

Great options – separately

When it comes to radio communications, there are many great options available, each technology offering its own pros and cons. However, one thing they do share is a reluctance to communicate outside of their own circles. When several emergency agencies have to work together, their efforts are often hampered by a lack of network interoperability.

The floodings in Germany in the summer of 2021 gave a stark example of this. On a less dramatic scale, utilities companies that merge to optimize their operations will often find that their native radio networks are incompatible. Getting everyone on the same page can be a costly affair – and for emergency services, time is also a critical factor.

Radio over IP solves the problem

The Cobham Satcom Explorer Mobile Gateway and the PRISM portal can act as mediator between incompatible networks. By plugging e. g. a VHF radio into one Explorer Mobile Gateway and a UHF radio into another, the two will become instantly able to communicate with each other via the PRISM portal.

With both radios set up to act as a repeater radio, you can exchange messages back and forth between hundreds of handsets either side of the network divide.


Satellite communication has been commoditized and can now be easily used as a fallback in critcom solutions.


A digital communication solution from Cobham Satcom reduces your CAPEX and OPEX significantly.


A sound investment. Augmenting your radio setup with a Cobham Satcom solution brings significant savings.

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Extended coverage

By relaying your radio communications via a repeater radio and the Explorer Mobile Gateway, you can extend coverage beyond line of sight.


Global coverage

By using an EXPLORER 323 satellite antenna and the Explorer Mobile Gateway as go-between, you can add satellite connectivity, freeing your organization of the constraints of vulnerable radio infrastructure.


Data coverage

Explorer Mobile Gateway also carries data signals, providing both the transmitting and receiving network do.

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Network agnostic interoperability

The Explorer Mobile Gateway and PRISM portal connects to any LMR, cellular or digital radio technology, including P25, Tetra, UHF and VHF.

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