next generation radio networks
About Etherstack
  • RFSS Network Controller (RNC)
  • Network Location Register (NLR)
  • Base Station Controller (BSC)
  • Gateways (PSTN, data, non-ISSI, ISI)
  • Data Service Node (DSN)
  • Console Interface (P25 CSSI)
  • Network Management System (NMS)
  • Key Management Facility (KMF)

Etherstack Network Brochures

Next Generation Networks

To complement our protocol software, Etherstack has developed a complete range of network elements based on the latest 3G soft switching and Radio over IP (RoIP) technologies.

Using these, system integrators can build flexible, powerful, future-proof end-to-end IP soft-switched radio networks that vary in scale from single site to nationwide – and that prioritise the reliability and security required for emergency services and defence.

All-IP network for ALL protocols. Etherstack’s All-IP Core Network suits ALL floor-controlled air interface protocols, from APCO P25 and TETRA to MPT1327, DMR/dPMR and military specifications. Furthermore, it supports the simultaneous, separate operation of these as well as cross-banding between them for interoperability. Public and private networks can also co-exist.

Etherstack’s engineers are experts in wireless signalling and 3G cellular soft switching. By basing our all-IP Core Network on strong software design methodologies, COTS industrial PCs and an inclusive and straightforward range of base station options, Etherstack hopes to vastly simplify the purchase, construction and scaling of radio infrastructure.

True COTS Packaging

Base stations aside, all of Etherstack’s network products are available either as a software package for deployment by a client, or ready deployed on carrier-grade industrial PC platforms such as embedded Linux servers or HP Telco carrier grade solutions. Because they are PC-based, many different deployment options are available, from carrier-grade to low cost, clustered or low power - allowing price and performance flexibility.

THE ONLY HARDWARE REQUIRED TO BUILD AN ENTIRE FAULT-TOLERANT WIDE AREA NETWORK IS BASESTATIONS USING ETHERSTACK SOFTWARE AND INDUSTRIAL PCs.

Network Deployment Flexibility

This also means that networks can be grown (both in capacity and geographically), reused and reorganized easily by adding, removing or moving industrial PCs, and reconfigured or upgraded merely by software update. Subscriber capacity is essentially unlimited, and can be extended via software reconfiguration.

Permanent, planned networks and field deployable networks for roll-out on an incident by incident basis are both equally suited to Etherstack technology.

Complete End-to-End Advanced Features

An all-Etherstack solution results in integration of the most advanced features offered by the standards from the hand portable to the base station through to the edges of the network. No voice transcoding is performed at any point in the network. This permits uncompromised end-to-end encryption, ensuring unconditional privacy for end users.

Standards Based

Etherstack uses open published interfaces wherever possible, so that third party products and alternative solutions can be incorporated anywhere in the system if required. All LMR products are compliant with the P25 ISSI/ CSSI and TETRA ISI.

Future Proof Technology

New features and updates can be supported by remote software upgrade.