VCOM™ is an IP-software multi-channel / multi-access communications and tactical conferencing solution for professional and mission critical applications. The solution is highly scalable to thousands of users, supports virtually an unlimited number of channels and conferences, boasts LDAP integration, SNMP traps, AES encryption, point-to-point QoS, CDR, video monitoring, and incorporates geo-positioning technology. VCOM consists of the following core components:
VCOM™ connects people-to-people, people-to-groups, and facilitates conferences independent of device or location. Furthermore, VCOM offers a distributed and easily customized solution for integrating disparate communications systems in multiple locations into a seamless and rapidly re-configurable solution.
The distributed nature of the platform architecture allows individual communications systems to be located anywhere that a network connection can be established and the interconnection of these systems can be controlled from any location or multiple locations. The robust platform is fully redundant such that if a site is lost, a backup is immediately established.
Integrated Phone Services
VCOM incorporates a fully functional IP PBX within its framework and enables seamless integration between traditional telephony and Matrix communications. This means users can place and receive standard phone calls simultaneously with Point-to-Point, Group Call, and PL (aka “Hoot”) communications.
VCOM’s phone services have been optimized for use on Android devices, including ComScreen. Standard PBX capabilities including contact lists, call history, and inbox notifications are incorporated.
Make qualified mission critical decisions using robust real-time data from many sources made instantly digestible through VR-360.
Our SaaS offering enables you to build, re-create, and extend control rooms and complex team communications from operatives in the field to support and decision makers in VR-360. Our comprehensive solution includes the most advanced in the field push to talk communications and data acquisition capabilities and revolutionary virtual control room user interface that operates in virtual reality with VR glasses or without by swiping and pinching in 360 mode on iOS or Android Smartphones or Tablets.
Secure Cloud Services
In addition to on-premises deployments, VCOM is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) application in the cloud. VCOM SaaS is turnkey and ideal for distributed user scenarios and rapid deployments with minimal capital expenditures.
VCOM’s web-based system admin and WebRTC communications UI run on Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox. Our REST API enables partners and customers to integrate VCOM’s full capabilities into their work flow.
Key Platform Features
Full multi channel / multi access, non-blocking professional and mission critical communications functionality
Intuitive User Interface (aka “Control Panel”) provides simple user interface for initiating all types of communication:
-Point-to-Points (private channels between any two operators)
-Group Calls (one caller to many listeners), and
-PLs (conferences or “Hoots”)
Client User Interface Selectors (keys) can be configured for Talk, Listen, or Talk/Listen
Client User Interface Selectors dynamically indicate the state of the associated channel -> offline (gray), online (green and/or red), actuated (bright green and/or red), channel activity (color oscillates), incoming call (fast flash), device active tally (slow flash), in-use tally (slow double flash)
Selectors can be programmed for latch mode, momentary mode, or both
Dynamic “Answer Back” selectors indicate incoming calls from clients for whom a dedicated key is not programmed
IFB function serves as a voice cueing mechanism for on-air talent
ISO allows for private communications between users
Patching/Dispatch function enables users to add/remove 4-wire or SIP ports from Party Lines from Client Control Panels
Integrated streaming media server with ability to program one or more video feeds to any user
Video capture and encoding from Android Client Control Panel
LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) integration to provide Active Directory support to allow Single-Sign-On (aka no user password entry)
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) for network reporting of system events using already deployed SNMP network management tools
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) to encrypt audio to prevent network snooping
CDR (Call Data Records) for generating a report to determine who has the ability to access the party lines (aka hoots)
QOS (Quality of Service) to flag all audio packets to and from the client using IP differentiated services allowing for packet prioritization when traversing a congested network
Client User Interface can be oriented horizontal or vertical
Individual selector volumes can be adjusted by +/- 18dB in 6dB increments
Optional System wide automatic microphone gain control provides unity audio levels
Dual audio output capability enables monitoring on both headset and speakers simultaneously
Device Interface supports connection with two way radios, hardware based communications systems, or public/private telephone networks via standard hardware interfaces
Integrated SIP server allows connection of SIP enabled VoIP peripherals directly into the VCOM Virtual Matrix
Fully integrated phone services merge telephony and Matrix communications including client side dial pad, contacts, and call history
Number of selectors that can be assigned to a User Interface is virtually unlimited
Device Interface supports General Purpose Input and Output modules for external device triggering and internal status indication
Support for integrated multi-line Phone Interface using “off-the-shelf” multi-line PCI card to connect to POTS lines
Ability to activate VCOM Control Panel selectors in either momentary or latching operation mode from administrator designated PC keyboard keys or X-keys
Optional Voice Activity indicator causes Control Panel selector name to modulate when audio is detected on a given channel
Optional Silence Suppression stops the transmission of audio after a period of no detected voice activity
Geo positioning information collected from client Control Panels with permission-based display
VR-360 User Interface for iOS and Android puts Matrix communications, multi-channel video monitoring, and geo positioning into Virtual Reality or 360 display