Government

REDCOM at the Ready: Hardening communications to withstand an EMP attack

May 17, 2019 | By: Gene Kohlmeier

The President signed an Executive Order directing the Federal government to prepare the United States for an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack by hardening critical infrastructure as much as possible. After almost 20 years of studies, the Federal government is starting to pay attention and REDCOM is taking action.
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Announcements

REDCOM to exhibit military-grade call control software on Mercury Systems low-SWaP servers at SOFIC 2019

May 16, 2019

REDCOM Laboratories is pleased to announce it will be a part of the Mercury Systems booth at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, FL, May 20-23, 2019. Designed to support U.S. Army modernization strategies, REDCOM and Mercury Systems are working together to deliver an integrated solution for mobile Army communications applications that range from tactical command posts to national and strategic-level communications.
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Government

What is UX Design and Why is it Good for Product Design at REDCOM?

May 13, 2019 | By: Jim Parrillo

Lately, there has been a lot of talk in the media about User Experience when it comes to the design of products. This is true of both physical goods like telephones or cars and digital interfaces like websites and software. So, you may find yourself asking, “what exactly is UX, and why is someone’s ‘experience’ important?” REDCOM's UX Specialist, Jim Parrillo explains UX design, and why it's necessary for product design at REDCOM.
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Military

Army budget request adds $1.5B for network modernization

April 23, 2019 | By: Michael Gerenser

The U.S. Army will be making large investments in network modernization over the next five years. Network modernization is one of the Army’s top priorities as they seek to enhance their ability to fight and win against near peer adversaries.
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Government

Protect your intellectual property by partnering with the right U.S.-based manufacturer

April 15, 2019 | By: Michael Gerenser

Selecting the right contract manufacturing partner can make or break your business, especially if there’s the potential for your intellectual property to fall into the wrong hands. REDCOM EMS can mitigate these problems with our secure, NIST-compliant manufacturing facility located in western New York state. Not only do we manufacture domestically, but we also keep all of our sales, service, engineering, and project managers on-site as well. Protect your intellectual property and trade secrets by partnering with a trusted CM such as REDCOM EMS.
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Government

Who Salted my Hash?

April 9, 2019 | By: Michael Gates

It seems that every week lately there is a story on the evening news about a database that has been breached and a warning issued that hackers may have your login credentials. Network information security doesn’t appear to be too healthy. One ingredient that can be used to improve the health of the system is salt. Believe it or not, salt can actually help to improve the health of information security.
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Military

Alaskan Code Talkers – Bringing Secure Communications to WWII

April 1, 2019

Code Talkers played a critical role in our ability to command and control forces in the Pacific during World War II, maintaining secure communications and outsmarting our enemies. REDCOM prides itself of providing the most secure communications in the world and protecting the most important conversations. We respect and honor these men for doing the same.
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Military

SWaP – It’s bigger than ‘the box’

March 28, 2019 | By: Fred Elliott

When most people think about low SWaP, they tend to focus solely on the size of the box itself, without thinking about everything that comes with it. In this post, we will take a more holistic approach to Low SWaP and address things such as batteries, generators, peripherals, transportation, and support personnel. Looks can be deceiving, and the size of any given device is only a small part of the big picture.
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Announcements

REDCOM and Mercury Systems Feature Army Mobile Communications Platform at AUSA Global Force

March 22, 2019

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., the leading supplier of tactical edge communications systems, is pleased to announce it will be a part of the AUSA Global Force event at Huntsville, AL from March 26-28, 2019. At the show, REDCOM will be exhibiting the latest version of its military-grade virtualized call control software, REDCOM Sigma®, running on Mercury Systems’ small form-factor server, the RESmini XR6.
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Government

Voice Security ++

March 18, 2019 | By: Sal Ceravolo

Many systems claim to be secure, provide secure functionality, and may even be validated by an accredited security industry. However, what does it mean to be a good — or even usable — voice-based security system? What makes a secure voice platform exceptional? We’ve identified four characteristics that we believe are common among secure communication systems that surpass the competition: governance, resiliency, user experience, and interoperability.
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Military

The importance of resiliency and redundancy on the battlefield

March 13, 2019

The U.S. keeps losing in simulated wars with Russia and China. In these simulations, our enemies don’t just sink ships and burn bases. They knock out America’s nerve center by hacking, jamming, or ultimately destroying our communications satellites, wireless networks, data networks, and command-and-control systems. Survival in the cyber domain against a peer competitor will require the ability to leverage multiple communication paths while retaining resiliency and redundancy that support command and control in distributed and disruptive operating environments. At REDCOM, we engineer our solutions to do just that.
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