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Radio IP Communications Module (RIC-M) Equipment

Easy, affordable interoperability for your Motorola ASTRO® Conventional Radio System.


Radio IP Communications Module

An uncompromising P25 CFSI-compliant bridge between Quantar™ base stations and Motorola Astro® radio infrastructures.

$999 per unit + S&H

Avtec is limited to US sales, Canada and Mexico with approval. All RIC-M customers must submit a completed Export Restrictions form within seven days of purchase.


RIC-M Features & Capabilities

Produced by the Department of Homeland Security, this video details the capabilities of RIC-M, a P25-compatible, after-market solution that allows agencies to easily upgrade and reconfigure legacy systems at a low cost.

Watch Video (01:41)

This new, cost-effective module allows federal, state, and local first repsonder, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to solve two common challenges:

  • Bridge the gap between legacy radios, base stations, repeaters, and dispatch consoles.
  • Extend the life of legacy base stations while preparing for tomorrow when equipped with Avtec's Scout true IP console.

RIC-M™ uses technology developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate. With a single Ethernet connection, this box replaces a proprietary interface with one that is P25 CFSI-compatible. 

See the ease of transitioning to IP systems in our RIC-M™ ASTRO migration to IP webinar.


Replace the Motorola ASTRO® proprietary interface with one that is P25 CFSI-compatible.

  • Fits into your existing radio network.
  • Uses a single Ethernet connection.
  • Allows for phased replacement of base station subcomponents.
  • An easy, “plug and play” upgrade to TIA Standard 25 Fixed Station Interface Messages and Protocol.
  • Easily replace leased copper back-haul circuits with IP.
  • Compatible with Avtec’s Scout* and other future-forward dispatch consoles.
    * Requires purchase of DFSI supplemental license.


RIC-M is compatible with the following equipment:

  • Quantar™ Base Station / Repeater
  • GTR-8000™ Base Station / Repeater
  • PDR-3500™ Portable Repeater
  • ASTRO-TAC3000™ Comparator
  • ASTRO-TAC9600™ Comparator
  • DIU-3000™ Digital Interface Unit

Learn More About RIC-M

To learn more or place your order, call Avtec at 803.358.3605. If you're with a local, state, or federal government agency you can also order from the GSA Advantage website.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security claims intellectual property rights in the RIC-M trademark, which is pending registration at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Use of the trademark, without permission, is unauthorized and in violation of trademark law.

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