The MMRIS kit is a cost-effective, secure, turnkey VHF/UHF solution offered by Icom America and powered by Kopis Mobile developed software that provides communication, mapping, and real-time tracking of assets to improve situational awareness and overall deployment effectiveness.
Geo-location, messaging, and full situational awareness with COTS UHF/VHF radios.
What Is MMRIS?
Why We Developed MMRIS
Kopis Mobile along with its partner Icom America recognized a customer need for mapping and real-time situational awareness of personnel and assets carrying commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) UHF/VHF radios, in the absence of other wireless or mobile communications infrastructure. In addition, Icom customers had requested the ability to easily control their radio functions both in body-mount scenarios as well as remotely.
As a result, Kopis Mobile and Icom teamed up to develop the MMRIS mobile app, as well as supporting hardware, to provide mapping, text messaging, and radio control via the over-the-air UHF/VHF communications of Icom's radios. The MMRIS solution has since expanded to provide similar support and functionality for Icom's P25 and satellite communication solutions, in addition to the original IDAS radio solution features.
As awareness and interest in the MMRIS solution grew especially from potential military and US federal agency customers, Kopis Mobile developed a plug-in for ATAK, the Android Tactical Assault Kit (MilTAK, used primarily by military units) or Android Team Awareness Kit (CivTAK, freely available for civilian agencies' use). The Icom/MMRIS ATAK plug-in provides the same features as the stand-alone MMRIS Android app, and works with the same Icom radios. Both MMRIS and the Icom/MMRIS ATAK plug-in leverage the capabilities of Icom's digital radio solutions to provide mapping, communication, and real-time tracking of assets, with additional radio controls to improve deployment effectiveness.