See Orion’s Cutting-Edge Communication and Collaboration Platform for Government Field Teams and Operations
By: Peri Pomposello
Today’s global security environment is increasingly complex. This year, innovators and experts across the Defense and Intelligence Communities will soon gather to discuss Foresight 20/20: Building a New Digital Ecosystem at the 2021 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference.
Attending DoDIIS 2021?
The communication and collaboration technology that Defense and Intelligence teams use is critical to building a new digital ecosystem. Orion’s Push-to-Talk (PTT) 2.0 offers field teams the opportunity to digitally advance beyond outdated communications methods like analog or digital Land Mobile Radios or even using multiple devices to meet all communication requirements.
Now, Defense and Intelligence teams can unlock the transformation needed to compete and thrive against today’s challenging global threats. Orion’s Push-to-Talk 2.0 digitally transforms government operations teams with:
Secure, Flexible Communications
Orion’s PTT 2.0 offers a new alternative to dated and unsecure communication tools. The intelligent collaboration platform starts with voice PTT communication and adds text, picture, video, and file sharing, so frontline teams can remain heads up while on missions but also have the flexibility in how they share information. This ability enhances situational intelligence and improves field team incident response.
Dynamic communication groups are table stakes for today’s field teams. Orion’s PTT 2.0 enables government operations to spin up and close down 1:1 or group communications instantly. Team members can rapidly share information with relevant personnel, key subject matter experts, or response teams.
Secure communications are also a core part of Orion’s collaboration platform. Orion’s PTT 2.0 platform and message service is end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) at AES256 level with ephemeral keys and is certified to the FIPS 140-2, NSA Suite B cipher to protect your proprietary and sensitive information, communications, and — most important — your deskless workers.
Connectivity Over Any Network, Any Device, Anywhere
The Department of Defense and Intelligence Community oversee dynamic field operations across the globe and need a reliable communication and collaboration platform that supports each mission’s unique needs. To this end, Orion’s PTT 2.0 platform helps field teams and operations centers stay connected over any network, any device, and anywhere.
Field teams can use any smartphone or tablet, including ruggedized devices and accessories, and instantly connect with team members or operations centers with unlimited range over any available network. The Orion Platform also offers the ability to bridge communications with land mobile radios (LMR), Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). Deployment options include in-cloud, on-premise, or air-gapped.
Centralized Operational Visibility
Field teams and operations centers rely on complete situational awareness and actionable insights to keep team members safe and operationally effective. Orion’s PTT 2.0 platform enhances operational visibility with the geolocation of individual team members, so each unit and dispatcher are always in sync.
Leaders use the location and multimodal communications intelligence that Orion’s PTT 2.0 provides to gain a complete, real-time view of on-the-ground operations. Ultimately, teams can use this information to improve decision-making, safety, and incident response.
Voice-Activated Automation and Integrations with Field Team Technology
Field teams need cutting-edge, innovative solutions that help them do more with less. Orion’s communication and collaboration platform automates processes with intelligent voice bots and workflows that serve as added team members in talk groups. The always-on bots respond to voice queries and perform tasks based on commands, events, and actions.
Bots support routine activities like incident reporting by recording and archiving all metadata like communications and geolocation information for future analysis (unless mission parameters require all information wiped upon completion, of course). Bots can respond to voice queries for info from manuals, guides, or documents or help with real-time language translation to improve response and context.
Orion’s voice bots provide an advantage for field teams facing complex missions or adversaries. Teams use Orion voice bots to bolster their communication by integrating with critical field team technology. Solutions like ATAK (Android Team Awareness/Tactical Assault Kit) support precision targeting, surrounding land formation intelligence, situational awareness, navigation, data sharing, and more. Teams can now access these critical solutions via voice, remaining heads-up and situationally aware.
See How Orion Transforms Government Operations
Modern, intelligent communication and collaboration technology is a critical component in building a better digital ecosystem for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Orion’s Push-to-Talk 2.0 platform provides the digital transformation field teams need to remain competitive in today’s global security environment.
Are you interested in learning more? Let’s connect in Phoenix at DoDIIS 2021 and discuss how Orion can help your operations.
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