INTRACOM SYSTEMS, LLC RELEASES GROUNDBREAKING NEW VCOM VIRTUAL MATRIX PLATFORM
VCOM v5.0 New Features and Capabilities
Web Tools: Browser based VCOM System Administration application; REST API available to partners and customers to integrate some or all VCOM Matrix capabilities into their workflow; VCOM WebRTC Control Panel (beta) runs on all major web browsers including Chrome, Edge, and
Seamless Integration of VCOM Matrix with SIP Phone Services: New VCOM
Control Panel for Android incorporates Phone Dial Pad, Contacts, and
Call History pages. Users can simultaneously place and receive phone
calls while engaged in non-blocking matrix communications.
SIPREC Recording: Integration of industry recording standard SIPREC enables recording from VCOM to SIPREC complaint third party recording platforms.
Multi-channel Video Monitoring and Routing: Integrated streaming media server within the VCOM Matrix enables multi-channel RTSP network streaming. Easily program and assign video selectors to VCOM clients. Ideal for “confidence video” feeds to VCOM users from third party video monitoring and routing solutions.
VR-360: New Android and iOS clients combine core VCOM capabilities, geo-positioning, and multi-channel video into an innovative 360 swipe-and-pinch UI and Virtual Reality experience.
NASA is pressing ahead with plans for a cislunar “gateway” outpost for
future human missions to space. Concepts are being studied for
launching the first elements of the proposed outpost. The outpost will
be a collection of habitation, cargo and other modules that could
support crews working in lunar orbit or elsewhere in cislunar space
for extended periods. Orion spacecraft would ferry astronauts to and
from the outpost, where they could test technologies and perform other
work needed to support NASA’s long-term plans for human missions to
Mars in the 2030s.
VCOM-to-Deep Space Gateway
Intracom is working with NASA to implement a VCOM-to-VCOM SIP trunk
over a space-to-ground comm link based on Delay / Disruption Tolerant
Networking (DTN). According to NASA engineers, this capability has
potentially extensive use in the Deep Space Gateway (DSG) cislunar
program over the next decade.
A Lockheed Martin concept of a cislunar outpost that could support future human missions to the moon or elsewhere. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Another installment in a series about how VCOM is used for aerospace communications applications.
NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, July 2015)
NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations project) sends groups of astronauts, engineers and scientists to live in Aquarius, the world’s only undersea research station, for up to three weeks at a time. Aquarius is operated by Florida International University (FIU) and located 3.5 miles off Key Largo in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary where it is deployed next to deep coral reefs 62 feet below the surface. During NEEMO missions the aquanauts are able to simulate living on a spacecraft and test spacewalk techniques for future space missions.
The July 2015 mission will test time delays in communications using VCOM to simulate delays due to the distance of potential mission destinations.
A NEEMO 14 aquanaut practices shoveling underwater, just as an astronaut would shovel to collect soil samples on another planet; Photo credit: NASA; Source: