Designed for Defence applications, Harris C4i’s SwitchplusIP RED/BLACK system is a certified IP-based Intercommunications System (ICS).
It provides operators with the ability to access telephony, intercom and radios both local and remote across multiple security enclaves using a single intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI). Operator can access both secure and non-secure audio simultaneously from the Operator Position.
The system utilises many of the standard Harris C4i building blocks with the exception of the Secure Operator Interface Unit (SOIU). The SOIU greatly simplifies the operator’s task when operating in the environments requiring simultaneous access to multiple security domains, allowing operators to listen to audio from multiple domains in a single headset and, via a single touchscreen, control communications in both domains.
The OIU is one of the SwitchplusIP® core building blocks and is the communications hub of the SwitchplusIP® operator position. Operators are provided with dedicated DSP audio processing resources that enable efficient support for a diverse range of audio equipment including mono and stereo headsets, handsets with PTT, boom mics and monitor speakers. The system efficiently converts the audio from these devices to standards-based Voice over IP (VoIP) which can be streamed to any compatible device via the LAN. With support via dual LAN interfaces, our system ensures that mission critical audio always gets through to its destination.
The OIU is generally used as part of a larger total C4i communications solution. Alternatively, the OIU can be delivered on its own to be used as part of an open standards communications system utilizing SIP or RTP protocols controlled via the C4i API.
The OIU provide direct connect interfacing for a range of audio devices including:
Interface to voice recorders are provided via a dedicated analogue output or via an RTP stream over the LAN.
The OIU is extremely easy to configure. Using an intuitive web interface, users have access to the majority of the advanced facilities of the OIU.
The CSU is the core of all of the SwitchplusIP® systems and provides a number of network based services key to the operation of the system. Gateways are also provided between the SwitchplusIP® systems and external telephony resources, such as PBX and telecom carriers. This capability can be supplied in either non-redundant or high availability variants depending upon operational requirements.
The CSU provides a number of network functions and telephony gateway services:
For small applications such as Mobile-Dismount, the CSU functionality can be optionally embedded within the RIU for truly mobile communications.
The OCU provides each operator with complete control of their communication environment via an intuitive and highly-configurable user interface that is extremely simple to use.
The OCU hardware can also be varied to suit your operator's target environment. Whether you need desk and console mount, sunlight readable equipment in an office environment or ruggedized, small format equipment for your deployed operatives, C4i has a solution for you. Shared hardware resources can also be utilized under certain circumstances to provide integrated solutions for your operators.
The user interface, typically touchscreen based, provides the operator with all the facilities required to perform their allotted tasks including:
C4i can also completely customize the user interface for your unique operational situation if needed.
The Radio Interface Unit (RIU) provides a seamless interface between radios and telephony assets using Voice Over IP technology. The RIU can be used standalone as a Radio Over IP (ROIP) gateway or as part of a larger total C4i communications solution. Integration capabilities with other open standards types solutions utilizing SIP or RTP protocols are also available.
Within its super compact footprint, the RIU provides support for 4 programmable audio devices each with its own serial port for configuration or data transmission.
With C4i's RIU, you can connect units with the following agencies:
All simply done with C4i Products. The RIU can connect you to your radios, PTT phone, cell phone or department PBX.
The RIU is extremely easy to configure. Using an intuitive web interface, users have access to all of the advanced facilities of the RIU.
The Radio Voice Crossbanding System (RVCS) was developed by C4i in conjunction with the US Army PEO-I using a mix of COTS and Government GFX Software and Commercial Hardware. The resultant product provides crystal clear voice communications crossbanding among any Vehicle Intercom (VIC-3/5), Digital Radio Systems (WNW, SRW, EPLRS, EHF/UHF, NCW/WIN-T, etc.) and Analog Radio Systems (SINCGARS, HF/UHF, Bowman, etc.), providing Point-to-Point & Push-To-Talk communications from Brigade to Battalion to Vehicle and down to the Soldier.
The C4i RVCS provides a unified tactical voice communications solution for brigade
to battalion & lower. It does this by providing voice Crossbanding capabilities over
multiple military tactical, SATCOM, LMR/P25, supporting reach back and combat voice
communications over TYPE 1 secure network, including SUITE B-SECURE sharing suite
interconnections and radio systems. The system is TYPE 1 security and IA capable per DoD UCR2008 and NIST FIPS 140-2 with integrated SIP/RTP and AS-SIP/SRTP support.
The RVCS is available in four and eight port options while keeping the same
The SOIU is one of the SwitchplusIP® core building blocks and is the communications hub of the SwitchplusIP® secure operator position. The system provides the operator with dedicated DSP audio processing resources that enable efficient support for a range of audio equipment. Audio can be efficiently converted from these devices to standards-based Voice over IP (VoIP), which can be streamed to any enabled compatible device via the LAN. Dual LAN interfaces are also supported, ensuring that mission critical audio always gets through to its destination.
The SOIU is used as part of a larger total C4i secure communications solution.
The SOIU provides the ability to hear both audio from secure and un-secure security enclaves simultaneously via approved headsets with in-line PTT.