The first Mimer SoftRadio systems was built for fire command and control
vehicles. Since then, in 2004, we have built many more systems both in
vehicles and for fixed use, connecting radios over LAN, WAN and the Internet.
The original vehicles described below has now been upgraded to Tetra running
in the Swedish national system "Rakel" and also with new operator PCs.
Coast Guard Command and Control
The Swedish Coast Guard are at the moment (2016) equipping
their largest ships with radio command and control systems.
The systems includes Marine VHF, Airband VHF, Tetra (Rakel),
Analogue UHF and POTS phone.
All systems controlled from two operator PC´s with touch
screens and headsets.
This is an excellent environment for Mimer SoftRadio systems. Many radios and phones to control by a few local operators.
The old typical way is to install radio control heads and microphones all over the vehicle. And when you need to answer a call you probably have to ask your colleague to hand over the microphone and switch the channel because you just can't reach the right controls.
With Mimer SoftRadio all radios, phones and intercom are brought together in one or more touch screens and you use only one headset for all communication.
You can even use a portable computer with a WLAN connection to the vehicle and stand next to the vehicle with full control of all radios and phones.
At the exhibition
One of the Command & Control vehicles at the Fire and safety exhibition in Stockholm 2004
The first presentation of Mimer SoftRadio to a large audience.
The SoftRadio system in these vehicles consists of:
8 Two-way radios
3 GSM phone modems
2 Interfaces for POTS
2 Interfaces for Intercom
3 Touch screen PC:s
Headsets, speakers and microphones
Interior of the vehicle, with workspace for two operators
A touch Screen computer is ideal for use in vehicles
Many users of this type don't want to mix the communication platform with other computer tasks. Partly because they always want the radios accessible and partly because they are afraid that a computer with lots of programs running will crash when the communication is needed the most.
So if a separate computer will be used for communication, a touch screen will be ideal. And of course you can have more than one in parallel.
Equipment rack in the back of the vehicle
Each rack unit holds two radios or two phones.
At the top is an antenna switch and at the right is a 6m high
mast with electric motor.
To the left is the electric central with fuses and
The bottom of the rack now holds mobile computers, they
were not installed when this picture was taken.
Cable kit for access to POTS phone lines and intercom
Intercom unit that can be used through a 2-wire line in
for example tunnels were radio is hard to use. The intercom unit glows in the
dark, so that you won´t loose it!