The Z-Series Controller™ creates a scalable interoperability system that is easily managed via its straightforward, browser-based user interface. Tying together the wide range of audio communications devices remotely interfaced to it, the Z-Series Controller enables audio sharing with all JPS RoIP products, such as the NXU-2B, ACU-M, or ACU-Z1, and is tightly integrated with the RSP-Z2.

Features like simplified, multi-user dispatch capability, monitoring by non-dispatch resources, and resources for streaming to an RTP or SIP recorder provide enhanced functionality. The Z-Series Controller delivers an adaptable solution to a diverse array of interoperability and communication uses.

Uncomplicated Versatility

From a simple audio hub to a scalable and robust interoperability system manager, the Z-Series Controller provides the framework for tightly woven yet highly distributable wide area communications solutions. Needing only a single IP address, the Z-Series Controller is easy to set up and manage from any modern browser, including on a smartphone or tablet. Up to 80 (24 on a standard system) IP-based JPS RoIP, JPS Bridge, RTP, SIP, or MCC Console resources may be configured on one Z Series Controller. Patching in audio from other JPS products such as the NXU-2B or the RSP-Z2 is uncomplicated.

When used together, the Z-Series Controller and the RSP-Z2 can form a powerful wide area system. JPS Talkpaths are automatically created between the RSP-Z2(s) and the Z-Series Controller as needed, providing clean, on-demand audio routing and connectivity. This allows the user to see, use, and even configure RSP-Z2 resources directly from the Z-Series Controller user interface.

Advanced Features

Thanks to the tight integration with RSP-Z2, using a Z-Series Controller to create a wide area system is straightforward to set up and easy to monitor.

Helpful features like system-level and resource-level SIP configuration, troubleshooting tools, configurable NTP servers, and a test tone for resource setup save time and streamline operation.

Optional HC-128 and AES-256 encryption can be licensed on JPS Z-Series devices for JPS Talkpaths, JPS Bridge and JPS RoIP audio.

Configurable Backup and Restore settings, and selectable Reset Configuration settings on the Z-Series Controller and the RSP-Z2 provide simplified maintenance.

Dispatch, Monitor, Record

Multi-user light Dispatch delivers a versatile solution when a full dispatch console is not required. A user with dispatch capabilities can use any available resource to dispatch from, and they can participate in one-way (listening) or two-way (listening and speaking) communications with resources in the dispatch area. More than one dispatch user can be logged in at a time, each with their own unique dispatch resources, further enhancing overall system capabilities. The Dispatch area may be minimized when not in use.

Monitor groups provide one-way listening. Any number of monitoring groups can be created, each with a designated monitor and any number of monitored resources. Monitors are not limited to USB headsets or MCC Consoles; any configured resource – local or remote – can be a monitor. For convenience, monitor groups may be minimized and named.

Additionally, the user interface facilitates recording net and dispatch audio. This function provides the operator the ability to stream conversations in interoperability nets or the Dispatch area directly to a third-party RTP or SIP recorder for non-evidentiary recordkeeping and playback.

Size and Weight
1.5”H x 7.75”W x 6.5”D (38 x 200 x 165 mm); 2.0 lbs (900 gr)
Audio Vocoders
GSM (13 Kbps), PCMU/G.711 μLaw (64Kbps), PCMA/G.711 aLaw (64Kbps), Opus (~6Kbps, ~10Kbps, ~12Kbps)
Input Power
+11 to +15 VDC at 1.5A max. 12VDC power supply provided (100-240 VAC input)
Network Interface
10/100BASE-T Ethernet, 10 or 100 Mbps; RJ-45 Connector


Latest Firmware: v4.1.0
(released 10/21/22)

Technical Support

JPS offers 24/7 technical support via email and phone. For more information, visit our Support Page or visit our interactive Help Center.

FCC Certification

The Z-Series Controller is FCC Part 15 Certified to prevent unintended electromagnetic interference.


All JPS products are covered by a standard 18 month warranty.  For more detailed information, review our Warranty Terms.

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