Technical Specs

IFONE cellular solutions were successfully assessed by the DISA Joint Interoperability Test Command with all DoD switches both non-secure and secure with NSA Type I encryption.
iFONE supports most wireless standards used in the world today including:
  • GSM
  • CDMA

In addition to wireless functionality, the iFONE system can also be configured to support access tandem traffic. The access tandem supports trunk to trunk traffic as well as trunk, line and inter-register signaling conversions. Call routing is based on ANI, PIC, Call Type, Subscriber Category, Routing info and Caller ID as well as Travel and Calling Card Validation.

The iFONE Mobile Switching Center can be integrated with a Prepaid/Debit operation. Service providers offering both voice and data services currently deploy diametrically opposed network strategies; circuit switched networks for voice traffic and IP based packet networks for data services.

iFONE has met the challenge. Our technology is fully interoperable through standard commercial interfaces. The iFONE solution is a programmable multi-protocol system that supports circuit switched protocols such as SS7, ISDN/CAS as well as IP based packet protocols such as SIP, H.323, MGCP and IPDC integrated within the MSC.


Spec Tables

Application Specifications
Wireless Standard Support GSM, CDMA
Telephony Signaling Interface SS7-ISUP, C7-TUP/ISUP, MFCR2, MFR1, PRI, DTMF
Communications Interface:
User Interface Command Line, Graphical Browser


System Specification
Telephony Modules:
Digital Trunk Modules Up to E1/T1
SS7 Modules V.35, T1, E1 interface (4 or 16 links per module)
Standard Power Supply 150W, 90-265VAC, 50-60Hz
Input Voltage 90VAC to 250VAC Auto-Ranging
Input Frequency 47Hz to 60Hz


Dimensions (WxHxD)

  • Transit Case 1
  • Transit Case 2
14.93″ H x 17″ W x 16.61″ D (MSC is 20.3″w x 18.4″ h x 12.6″ d 30.20″ H x 22″ W x 29.38″ D

  • Transit Case 1
  • Transit Case 2
Approximately 60 Lbs Approximately 150 Lbs


Minuteman® GSM Digital BSC/BTS
Maximum Number of TRXs 2 per transit case; 8 Total
Traffic Capacity 7 traffic channels per TRX
Max Number of Full Rate Simultaneous Connections Up to 100 (non-blocking)
RF GSM Compliant Air Interface; supports Phase 1 2 or 2+ GSM and PCS compliant T1 100 Ohm
GSM FR Interface GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900
Power Control Static: 12 dB in 2 dB steps
Dynamic: 12 dB in 2dB steps
Rx Sensitivity -106 dBm & -110 dBm
Max Tx Output Power 2 watts, 8, 16, or 24 watts