The convergence of radio, wireless and SIP communications is fundamentally changing the way that power utilities, oil and gas companies operate today. Even as these industries implement modern Smart Grid networks, interoperability with existing communications protocols is essential. REDCOM addresses the needs of the utility industry with a drop-in Voice over IP (VoIP) Smart Grid solution.
At the heart of REDCOM’s multi-technology solution is the innovative TRANSip® IP technology suite, based on the industry-standard Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). TRANSip consists of four functional core elements — a Call Controller, Media Gateway, Media Gateway Controller and Legacy Support — all housed in a single platform that offers full compatability with IP, TDM, radio and wireless communications.
REDCOM’s TRANSip technology connects multi-technology networks delivering maximum interoperability, including SIP, V.150.1, T.38, IPv4, IPv6, SS7/C7, GR-303, V5.2, CAS, DTMF, MFC/R2, MF/R1, FGC, FGD, CLASS, ISDN PRI/BRI and Euro ISDN.
REDCOM’s TRANSip technology suite empowers utilities and oil companies to interoperate with existing legacy networks, radios and wireless communications, while enabling a seamless, incremental transition to Smart Grid networks. REDCOM’s SLICE 2100 and HDX softswitches allows enterprises to future-proof their networks to interoperate today and tomorrow with a wide range of protocols and interfaces, positioning them for long-term evolution. With REDCOM solutions, power utility companies may continue to utilize their existing legacy networks while leveraging next-generation VoIP applications. This functionality provides REDCOM’s customers with the flexibility to smoothly and incrementally migrate to IP in a cost-effective manner when it makes sense for their business, while still being able to deploy advanced communications technologies without compromising service quality and reliability.
REDCOM’s Radio Interface, available on both the SLICE 2100 and HDX platforms, provides a simple and reliable connection between REDCOM’s switching systems and existing radio networks. Radio users gain all the same benefits of a REDCOM system normally available to station users. This feature allows any phone in the REDCOM system to dial out to a remote radio, or allows a radio to dial directly into the system and ring a phone, make an outside call, or call another remote radio system. The REDCOM Radio Interface contains two circuits and supports full two-way calling with Push to Talk (PTT), Voice Operated Transmission (VOX) or Carrier Operated Relay (COR). Each circuit can interface with an HF (pulse) or UHF/VHF (DTMF) radio for simplex or duplex operation. The Radio Interface allows direct, back-to-back radio patches with both VOX and COR.
REDCOM’s multi-technology solutions offer conferencing capabilities that allow utility and oil & gas networks to set up conferencing with multiple participants simultaneously. Conferencing provides a powerful tool for communication, collaboration, and training. Several conferencing styles are available, including “progressive” (participants added one at a time), “meet-me” (participants meet at a valid number at a specified time), and “preset” (conference controller initiates the event, adding participants as they answer). Some or all of these elements can be combined into a single conference.
The extensive SIP trunking capabilities found in REDCOM’s TRANSip technology suite allow companies to scale their telecom system faster and more cost-effectively than with traditional phone lines. SIP trunks are used to connect two sites together and to connect them to the Internet. With proper network assessment planning and implementation, SIP trunks can deliver high quality and reliable service with substantial cost savings that directly impact the bottom line of utilities.
REDCOM’s Link Command System (LCS) is a powerful operator console that offers call management, call handling and conference control. Running on a standard PC, the LCS allows operators to place, accept, and intercept calls. Operators can also control held calls, active conferences, directory assistance requests, and call queue management.
Protect confidential discussions and avoid corporate espionage with REDCOM’s proven secure communications solutions. TRANSip, REDCOM’s VoIP technology suite, offers an additional layer of security for VoIP traffic with the ability to encrypt calls. Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) are available to encrypt the SIP call signaling and client authentication to ensure confidential communications.
Reliable communications is critical to the day-to-day operations of power utilities, oil companies and mining operations. REDCOM systems are designed to withstand extreme operating conditions. Whether you select the HDX or SLICE 2100, REDCOM delivers Reality-Based switching through highly reliable technology (99.999% reliability), providing innovative solutions based on your business needs. We provide complete, integrated solutions that yield high returns on investment, while safeguarding your critical communications for the enterprise.
REDCOM employs a patented distributed architecture which is highly reliable. REDCOM systems distribute resources (trunks, subscribers, etc.) and therefore are less prone to catastrophic failure. In a true Next Generation Network, important resources are distributed throughout the network and are available to ensure service continuity.
REDCOM’s HDX softswitch/media gateway allows users to future proof their networks to interoperate today and tomorrow with a wide range of protocols and interfaces, positioning them for long-term evolution. REDCOM builds the interfaces and supports the protocols that enable secure and interoperable communications. The HDX is scalable from 100 to 96,000 SIP subscribers, and supports SIP trunking, legacy interfaces and radio interoperability.
REDCOM's SLICE 2100 is the world’s slimmest multi-function switching system, featuring an integrated SIP call controller and media gateway in its 1U chassis. A single SLICE 2100 can support up to 2,000 IP subscribers, 6 E1/T1 trunks, interoperability with two-way radios and virtually unlimited SIP trunks. Due to its compact size and low power consumption, the SLICE 2100 is especially well suited for distributed networks.