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Avtec Scout E8 Dispatch Console

Our Powerful Eight-Channel Dispatch Solution

Powered by the same technology as Avtec’s flagship Scout EX solution, the Scout E8 dispatch console delivers the same robust capabilities for dispatch centers that require fewer communication channels. Its design enables maximum value for a minimal investment—one that is protected due to the system’s scalability.

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Avtec’s Scout E8 delivers a proven, reliable software dispatch solution that allows up to eight radio or telephony channels on fixed or mobile consoles. With Avtec’s Scout Enterprise platform as its foundation, our Scout E8 offering is secure, scalable and redundant, as well as deliberately designed to integrate easily with leading radio, telephony and broadband technologies.

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Benefits of Scout E8


Have peace of mind knowing Avtec is committed to your security. Our Scout Enterprise solutions feature such measures as several layers of optional password protection and undergo rigorous tests for vulnerabilities prior to each release. Customers under our ScoutCare™ software maintenance and remote support program receive the latest releases and patches for enhanced security.


Be confident in this fully redundant system designed to maintain operations in every situation and able to support geographically dispersed architecture. Join six major U.S. airlines, 70% of North America’s Class I railroads, 60 global utilities, dozens of Fortune 500 companies, and thousands of first responders in trusting the Scout Enterprise family and the team behind it.

Scalability and Ease of Migration

Build the dispatch communication system you need now knowing your investment is safe for the long run. The solutions of the Scout Enterprise family are fully interoperable, allowing you to add capacity and capabilities as your needs grow and change while minimizing the scope of, or even removing the need for, migration.


Need to replicate a legacy console system to ease the transition to a new system? Have a complicated workflow that requires a specific layout to minimize errors and maximize efficiency? No matter the need, the graphical user interface of Scout Enterprise consoles is fully customizable to your team’s preferences to minimize training and enhance operations.


Monitor and manage operations while away from central dispatch and stay current on ongoing incidents. A mobile license enables the deployment of Avtec Scout E8 consoles on a laptop or a tablet—on-premises or in the field—to deliver the flexibility you need to keep your center running at optimum efficiency, no matter your location.


Rest assured, regardless of the type of communication system deployed, Scout E8 can connect to it. Avtec’s Scout Enterprise solutions support conventional and trunked radios with standards-based or proprietary interfaces, as well as broadband push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) and telephony technologies, to not only honor, but also maximize, your investments in all systems.

Dispersed or Centralized

Discover the reliability and ease of the distributed architecture of Scout. The Enterprise family of solutions not only provide high scalability and load balancing for the most demanding communications environments, but also simplifies system management and configuration from one or multiple locations, whether you require centralized or decentralized dispatching.

Beyond Voice

Achieve seamless integration with non-voice platforms, including logging recorders from various vendors to store audio and its metadata (e.g., radio IDs and phone numbers), which eases recording retrieval. With our flexible API, control AUX I/O devices, SIP devices and peripherals, and access web-based resources such as cameras, video feeds and weather applications from the console.

What Freedom of Integration Means for You

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Your dispatch communications consoles sit at the core of your organization’s communications, helping connect people to the resources they need. There are many factors that play into the selection of such a system, and your existing applications and tools should never disqualify the right dispatch communications system.

That’s why, at Avtec, we designed our Scout Enterprise platform with a single-source code that enables seamless integration of leading third-party technologies. In other words, you have freedom—the freedom to connect any of your chosen communications solutions, including conventional and trunked radios, push-to-talk over cellular, SIP and analog telephony, logging recorders and more. This freedom not only simplifies your upgrade and migration strategies but also protects your previous investments.

Console Comparison

  Scout EX Explore » Scout E8 Scout E4 Explore » Scout E1 Explore »
Quick Look        
Dispatch Positions 800 800 800 800
Channels 2000 8 4 4
Audio Streams (Receive) 250 8 4 4
Audio Streams (Transmit) 20 8 4 1
Upgrade to Higher Capacity n/a

All Scout consoles come with the following capabilities:

  • MOTOTRBO™ Integration
  • SMARTNET® / SmartZone™ Trunked Integration
  • P25 Trunk & Conventional Ph 1 & 2 (Includes ASTRO)
  • DMR / NXDN / MPT-IP / IDAS / ED-137
  • Harris EDACS® / OpenSky® Systems
  • Cisco Instant Connect
  • AT&T Enhanced PTT
  • Verizon Push to Talk Plus
  • Wave 
  • Permanent Patch
  • NENA Support (Headset Sharing)*
  • Instant Recall Recorders (IRR) / Log Recorders / Mobility*

* Excludes Scout E1

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