Radio Over Cellular Explained

Push-to-talk Over Cellular (PoC) or RoIP (Radio Over Internet Protocol) is something most radio users are starting to hear more and more about. It’s no surprise as traditional radio systems and radios are:

  1. Expensive to keep and maintain
  2. Transmission range is limited based on geography and distance
  3. Many government agencies are scrambling to replace old systems
  4. Costs for traditional, high quality radios are a minimum of $1.5k
  5. When radios or critical infrastructure break, the costs really hit the pocketbook
  6. Forcing people to use mega corporations who know their customers don’t have a lot of options

This isn’t a multiple choice test question. Everything above is a fact and users have been dealing with these issues for far too long.

PoC/RoIP is an instant, clear communication through cellular network(s). These connections do not rely on one sole provider and can use multiple paths to connect users as they communicate. This secure method of transmission can also give users network priority over regular network users in any given area. In many areas where traditional radios fail or struggle to penetrate specific building types, PoC not only has better connectivity but can also leverage WiFi capabilities. Companies like Echo911 will soon be able to connect in places where people never imagined the possibility. In the very near future, a partnership with SpaceX and Star Link will give users a connection anywhere there’s open sky. 

Inevitably, questions like – “My town has really bad Verizon service, this probably won’t work,” come up. The reality is, e-radio technology will not function like your cellphone does when it has no service or limited LTE. If Verizon does not have good reception in a given area, e-radio providers like Echo911 have the ability to leverage the best possible signal. If you start on the west side of town and the Verizon service is good, but you make your way to the east, where another provider has stronger coverage, the PoC device will automatically switch to that network without interruption to your connectivity. 

Outside of connectivity, PoC technology gives physical radios an enhanced array of features over traditional radios. These features include but are not limited to:

  1. Advanced and precise GPS tracking
  2. Wifi/Hotspot capability
  3. Video integration 
  4. Long-lasting battery life
  5. USB charging
  6. Unlimited Channels
  7. Over-the-Air diagnosis, repair and updates
  8. Encryption 
  9. Noise-canceling technology
  10. Water & Dust Proof
  11. Audible notifications

If traditional radios could do all of that, they would not cost what they do today. They would cost more. However, top-end e-radios radios can cost less than 1k and even under $600

Echo911 is proud to provide this technology to radio users across the country. Our clients are first responders, government agencies, security agents, transportation companies, humane agents, schools and much more. Our company was founded by first responders who know a thing or two about radios. We are not in the business of charging extreme amounts and nickel and dining for additional features. More information can be found on and by speaking to our team. Echo911 looks forward to having your back.