Previously, US military C4I Systems were developed by the US Government using different companies to meet the military requirements for each of the military functional areas. Systems such as TIGR, Nett Warrior, ATAK, KillSwitch and higher level systems such as C2PC and JCR all look and operate differently. This dichotomy has resulted in substantially increasing implementation, training and maintenance time and cost.
With private funding, AGIS has developed a COMMON up and down the Chain of Command C4I system. Using industry standard Microsoft and Google User Interfaces makes LifeRing easy to Learn, easy to Use and easy to Maintain.
LifeRing C4I software establishes a secure, ad hoc network between all smartphones, tablet and PC users at all the different Command Levels. LifeRing resolves communications between differences between radio types, encryptions and data rates and provides the users at each of the Command Levels a Common Operational Picture using a software.
Furthermore, many of the aforementioned systems use different US data link standards (JVMF, CoT, SARIR, etc.) and different NATO standards (NFFI, NVG, JCHAT, ADEM, STANAG 4677, etc.) and different data rates, encryption and protocols. Air and Sea C4I systems use yet another and NATO standards (Link 16, OTH Gold and others).
The LifeRing Server software resolves these issues by translating formats and forwarding the critical data between these various systems assuring that all have a Common Operational Picture
The U.S. Army is now being provided a scalable, integrated Strategic C4I system that is capable of interfacing with Ground, Air and Sea assets — a system that is intuitive, seamlessly forwards data up and down the Chain of Command and interfaces with NATO and NATO’s Partners for Peace (PfP) nations. This integrated simple to use and simple to learn LifeRing C4I software substantially reduces the software modification efforts and training requirements and reduces the maintenance efforts, maintenance time and the cost associated with C4I .