Designed for shoot, move, communicate operations, REDCOM built Sigma from the ground up to meet the demanding requirements of today’s mobile warfighter. With Sigma as your core C2 platform, no matter where you go communications can be fully operational within minutes, enabling expeditionary forces to secure a tactical advantage by maintaining mobility at all times.
- Powers up in a minute.
- Resilient to hard shutdowns.
- No rip and replace — interoperates with legacy or existing technology including handsets and gateways from multiple vendors.
- Enables warfighters to pivot to new C2 tech quickly and efficiently.
As more technology gets pushed down to the tactical edge, there is a corresponding increase in complexity and risk. At REDCOM we prefer the sophisticated simplicity approach. This means our software is designed from the start to be intuitive and seamless, making it easy for warfighters to learn, memorize, and understand the software. New users can be trained on Sigma in hours or days — not weeks. Not only does this drastically reduce training costs, but it also improves the tooth-to-tail ratio (T3R) by enabling the team on hand to confidently implement, operate, and maintain core C2 functions without the need for IT specialists or field service reps.
Reduces lifecycle costs
REDCOM Sigma delivers voice, video, chat, and conferencing in a single software instance. This replaces existing multi-box solutions that often require the deployment of multiple virtual machines or pieces of hardware for the same functionality. Additionally, the storage, memory, and processor requirements for Sigma are significantly lower than previous solutions, yielding an overall cost savings per deployment.
REDCOM Sigma is based on open standards, so it works with existing SIP endpoints and gateways without a costly rip-and-replace.
Powerful conferencing engine
REDCOM’s software-based conferencing technology is endpoint agnostic, bringing together any end instrument, including smartphones, desk phones, softphones, and even radios.
- Works with any device over IP or RF
- Robust access control by user ID, ANI, IN code, or clearance level
- Security level knockdown: plays an optional announcement when an attendee with a lower clearance level enters the conference
- Conference Manager web app for real-time conference monitoring and control
Video optimized for the tactical edge
With REDCOM Sigma, tactical units can greatly reduce the amount of equipment, bandwidth, and cost associated with traditional VTC capability. Sigma’s Selectable Video Conferencing feature is built specifically to meet the CONOPS at the tactical edge and in disaster response scenarios. In chaotic, congested, or contested environments, bandwidth limitations can severely impact the amount of data that can be transmitted. With REDCOM’s lightweight implementation of selectable video, Sigma can broadcast a single video stream to multiple endpoints. Video streams can be controlled by an operator, or can automatically switch based on priority or active speaker.
REDCOM is a Poly US Federal/NATO Solution Advisor
REDCOM Sigma is standards-based, so it works with end instruments from just about any vendor. But if you’re looking for the complete solution, we recommend Poly. REDCOM is authorized to resell the entire suite of Poly VVX and Trio phones.
As of November 2018, Poly has successfully completed JITC AS-SIP EI testing for the first time and is now fully certified with REDCOM Sigma®, which has been carefully evaluated for cybersecurity (CS) and interoperability (IO) and have been placed on the DoDIN Approved Product List and certified for use as Local Session Controllers (LSC).
Full testing was conducted with the Poly VVX and Trio end instruments. The Poly devices, in conjunction with REDCOM hardware and software, are all certified for AS-SIP. REDCOM Sigma is currently the only Local Session Controller that is fully certified for MLPP using Poly VVX end instruments.