Interoperability challenges

Warfighters working alongside Non-Government Organizations (NGO), NATO, and other Joint/Coalition forces encounter serious challenges communicating with each other due to the varying signal and communications paths employed by each entity.

Similarly, public safety organizations often face communications interoperability challenges when arriving at the scene of an incident. A single emergency event might involve multiple departments with entirely different radios and endpoints, preventing these agencies from communicating with each other.

REDCOM solves these interoperability problems with Sigma XRI, a low-SWaP, intelligent C2 platform with a RoIP gateway and IP communications control.

Radio over IP (RoIP) - crossband multiple radios into a single network

REDCOM Sigma® XRI-400 supports Radio over IP (RoIP), with the ability to bridge or crossband formerly incompatible devices into a single communications network. Sigma XRI creates a unified radio interop network for up to four distinct radio nets (per XRI device) through the use of “donor” radios, which connect directly to the XRI unit. These donor radios can be different bands, waveforms, channels, or encryption formats. Supported radios include:

  • Land Mobile Radios (LMR) — HF, VHF, UHF, Satcom
  • Air-Ground Radios
  • Military Radios: any band, any waveform, point to point, MANET, or any combination
  • IP-powered radios providing communications backbones with high-bandwidth or satellite nets
  • Public Safety P25 Radios, DMR, or any other waveform, both trunked and conventional

Bridge IP and RF networks

REDCOM Sigma XRI is more than just a basic radio gateway. Because XRI is powered by Sigma, REDCOM enhances radio interoperability with powerful communications tools for Command and Control (C2) of any and all IP endpoints. Connect Sigma XRI to satellite communications, LTE networks, wired or wireless IP in any form, and the platform will provide a complete C2 for voice, video, and chat across any domain.

Ease of use in tactical environments

In the chaos of the battlefield or an emergency event, users cannot be fumbling with technology. The graphical user interface (GUI) on REDCOM Sigma software powering our C2 and radio gateway platform is intuitive and easy to use. Incidental users or administrators can be trained in minutes, so warfighters and public safety personnel can operate REDCOM technology without the need for field service reps or IT experts.

Ruggedized for Mobility at the Tactical Edge

REDCOM Sigma XRI is built to maintain communications on-the-move. Sigma on XRI can be carried in a rucksack and deployed into any communications infrastructure. Warfighters can mount the XRI permanently or temporarily in a vehicle for dismounted troops or carried to an ad-hoc or permanent communications center for integration into IP, satellite, HF, or other extended nets. In any case, the XRI is light enough for a pack and is MIL-STD tested for temperature, altitude, shock, and vibration.

Intelligent Radio Gateway - bridge radio nets with REDCOM Sigma XRI