LS Elektronik

Radio over IP (RoIP) Systems for UAV & USV Remote Radio Control and Communications

LS Elektronik
Radio over IP (RoIP) Systems for UAV & USV Remote Radio Control and Communications
Avestagatan 35, SE-163 53 Spånga, Sweden Sweden Regional offices
+46 8 36 42 25

LS Elektronik is a specialist developer of Radio over IP (RoIP) hardware and software solutions for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), USVs (uncrewed surface vessels) and other unmanned systems.

Our Mimer SoftRadio solution provides remote dispatch capabilities for two-way radios on board drones and unmanned vessels, opening up new possibilities for control and communications in airborne and maritime environments.

The Mimer SoftRadio platform has been fielded by users in over 60 countries across five continents, and serves a wide variety of applications including public safety, maritime, military and more.

Radio over internet

PC-based radio remote control system

Radio over Internet Protocol (RoIP) solutions for unmanned vehicles

The Mimer SoftRadio system allows you to turn any PC into a remote radio dispatcher console, using the Internet or LAN/WAN to send and receive audio data. The highly versatile software enables one-to-many and many-to-one arrangements between dispatchers and remote radios, with up to eight devices attached to each PC.

radio remote control systems
SoftRadio with three radios connected

The intuitive Windows-based software provides the operators with the feel of sitting in front of the physical radio, and includes virtual control heads for a wide range of leading radios, including:

  • Damm
  • Hytera
  • Icom
  • Jotron
  • Kairos
  • Kenwood
  • Motorola
  • Sailor
  • Sepura
  • TP radio
  • Trig
  • Vokkero

Learn more: Mimer SoftRadio System

Remote control of radios for UAVs & drones

RoIP technology for drones and unmanned systems 

Mimer SoftRadio enables UAV pilots to communicate with ATC (air traffic control) and other aircraft as if they were on board the drone. The system allows a radio to be placed either in the flight zone or on the drone itself, while the operator can be located anywhere with an Internet connection.

UAV radio control system

SoftRadio is compatible with a wide range of lightweight portable radios, allowing you to find a remote radio solution that places minimal impact on your SWaP (size, weight and power) budget.

We also provide specialized servers that are designed to handle the latency of SATCOM (satellite communications) links, and the SoftRadio Network Interface features low-bandwidth options to minimize data transfer costs.

drone radio controller over satellite

Mimer SoftRadio for USVs

Radio remote control systems for unmanned surface vessels

USV radio remote control systems
SoftRadio being used to control the ships at Sea-Kit

Unmanned vessels often require remote-controllable marine radios on board, allowing them to travel safely at sea and through inland waterways with the ability for the control station to talk to nearby manned vessels. Mimer SoftRadio provides this ability, using a 4G/5G cellular or SATCOM link to connect the dispatcher to the onboard radio. The platform can be used to receive and log both DSC and ATIS calls, and to send DSC calls.

SoftRadio over IP
SoftRadio onboard unmanned vessel, connected over 4G
SoftRadio over satellite
SoftRadio onboard unmanned vessel, connected over satellite

Mimer SoftRadio enables a single operator to control multiple radios located on different vessels, and multiple operators located anywhere in the world can also connect to the same vessel in parallel. This versatile approach allows USV operator centres to be established in different time zones, enabling communications to be handed over as appropriate.

USV Radio serving several vessels at the same time
One operator working with radios on several vessels and a local radio at a harbour
SoftRadio working from several dispatch sites
Operators at several sites working with several ships

The SoftRadio system can also be used to connect to other onboard equipment, such as foghorns and PA systems as well as onboard personnel intercom radios.

Learn more: Mimer SoftRadio for USVs

Case Studies

  • Mimer SoftRadio has been integrated on board the British Army’s Watchkeeper Remote Piloted Air System (RPAS), providing the tactical UAV with a means of communicating with ATC during training exercises in a non-line-of-sight area.
  • The SoftRadio system has been used in Belgium and Norway to allow drone pilots delivering blood and medical supplies between hospitals to talk to nearby airports.
  • Belgian unmanned and crew-reduced ship management company Seafar has used SoftRadio to remotely control marine VHF radios on board its vessels.
Regional Offices & Locations
LS Elektronik AB Sweden Avestagatan 35, SE-163 53 Spånga, Sweden +46 8 36 42 25 Contact Website