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Significantly Smarter Network Management

Harnesses the power of diverse communications technologies and integrating these as a fully functional network management solution.

SIGMA’s integrated virtualization ecosystem allows customers to run applications on-network to reduce IT costs – without sacrificing high performance.

SIGMA features real-time dashboards that offer end-to-end visibility into all remote sites and applications for the maritime, energy and enterprise markets.

The system’s built-in cybersecurity solution offers protection from a broad array of threats, with support for all security and networking services.

Features & Benefits

It’s Seamless Connectivity When You Need It

An AWS-qualified software solution, Speedcast SIGMA brings a suite of features and benefits your crew will appreciate, from remote connectivity to flexible voice calling options – all within one secure network management system.

Increased Agility

Customers can create, test and deploy new applications and codes instantly. In its AWS implementation, SIGMA provides an even more cost-effective and secure connection to a company’s cloud and on-premise applications and data without adding new hardware or deploying new resources. The combination delivers improved business continuity, reduced costs, and increased flexibility.

Secured Environments

SIGMA provides a secure virtualized environment where third-party virtual machines (VM) can be hosted and completely managed via the SIGMA Portal, allowing for remote configuration and dedicated resource allocation. For added network security, Speedcast’s fully-integrated Cybersecurity as a Service (CSaaS) provides protection from a broad array of threats and support for all security and networking services.

Future-Proofed

SIGMA is optimized for satellite and ready for both low-earth and medium-earth orbit constellations. The platform also manages many transmission paths, including VSAT and cellular 4G/5G satellite backhaul and L-band connectivity. By leveraging extensive cloud infrastructure, SIGMA provides customers a higher quality of service and accelerates the introduction of new solutions.

Crew Welfare Services

SIGMA supports multiple business models, where crew PINs and prepaid rates can be centrally created, managed and automatically synchronized. PINs can be used for data, voice (or both)​ with a crew prepaid rate applied per WAN link​. SIGMA also supports ‘bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) for internet service and telephony​.

Bandwidth Control & Optimization ​

Default prioritization of interactive and/or time-critical traffic​; SIGMA supports Quality of Service (QoS) for customer-defined services​ and offers granular access control for all connections​.

SIGMA for Resellers​

Manages customers with SIGMA’s reseller features. SIGMA administrators can create groups of companies and users, use custom sub-domains and a customized ‘look and feel’ user interface for the provider​.

SIGMA Suite Portfolio

Designed to meet the needs of smart operations and handle tough environments with multiple equipment redundancy, SIGMA provides customers with Speedcast’s unmatched connectivity, value-added solutions and applications.

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SIGMA Net

SIGMA Net

SIGMA Net is Speedcast’s powerful network management device, providing automated and efficient management of multiple WAN links, cybersecurity and Virtual Private Networking (VPN) between the vessel and shore, or remote site and headquarters operations. SIGMA Net hardware comes with 6 xGBE and 2 USB ports that plug-and-play easily into existing architecture.

Dimensions

  • 268x40x145mm

 

Features

  • Designed for small to medium customers​
  • Simple to install​
  • Cloud-based network and firewall management​
  • Highly flexible BYOD solution for crew​
  • Advanced voice connectivity​
  • Cloud-based complete management from shore​

Use Cases

  • Crew Welfare / Telephony​
  • Network Management / Firewall​
  • Wi-Fi and Cellular hotspot and PBX​

 

Ideal sites

  • Small to medium merchant maritime vessels
  • Land drilling rigs
  • Disaster recovery environments

SIGMA Gateway

SIGMA Gateway

SIGMA Gateway is an award-winning network management platform with all the remote staff and crew features of SIGMA Net, while also providing higher performance and an integrated switch combined with a secured virtualized environment. Third-party Virtual Machines (VM) can be hosted and completely managed via the SIGMA Portal, enabling for remote configuration and dedicated resource allocation.

Dimensions

  • 438x44x630mm

 

Features

  • Hosted VM servers for customer usage
  • Voice services (pre and post-paid)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi management
  • Embedded IP PBX
  • Embedded switch (up to 32 ports)
  • Integrated, industry-leading cybersecurity features
  • File transfer function

Use Cases

  • Virtual Machines
  • Multi-WAN hybrid communications
  • Remote configuration
  • Cybersecurity

 

Ideal sites

  • Merchant maritime vessels
  • Global offshore drilling fleets
  • NGO camps

SIGMA Gateway Xtreme

SIGMA Gateway Xtreme

SIGMA Gateway Xtreme includes load sharing between the two active servers, providing a fully redundant and resilient, high-availability solution with automatic failover between the hardware, should the main device fail completely. SIGMA Gateway consumes only 1U of rack space with up to 32 integrated, managed network switch ports available for customer use. Implementation of the Gateway can save up to 5U of rack space, compared to separate NSD, router, server and network switch appliances.

Dimensions

  • 438x44x630mm X2

 

Features

  • Provides High-availability with full redundancy​
  • Implements ‘Active-Active’ Cluster​
  • Resources distribution​
  • Managed PDU offers powerful remote management​

Use Cases

  • All-around redundancy​
  • Critical infrastructure​
  • Critical data storage

 

Ideal sites

  • Offshore supply vessels / Geo survey / Cable layer​
  • Government​
  • Oil rigs / Mining sites

SIGMA Portal

SIGMA Portal

The cloud-based SIGMA Portal is a management platform for centralized services and reports for all SIGMA family products​. Featuring one-touch activation and management of SIGMA devices and services, SIGMA Portal provides geo-location services such as fleet tracking, geofencing, weather reports​, remote access and product monitoring​. It is integrated with Speedcast infrastructure and its interface is customizable for customers and resellers​. Its provided APIs are available for end customers for virtualization management​.

SIGMA Office

SIGMA Office

With SIGMA Office, customers can connect to the company’s dedicated VPN hub in the same secure way as remote sites. Telephony is unified between office and fleet​ with Office PBX extension to sites. This offers security, where no public IPs/Ports are needed to open an office and ​transparency, where access can be the same over any WAN the site may be using at any time. Customers enjoy transparent, secure access ​and file synchronization services.

SIGMA Hub

SIGMA Hub

Hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the SIGMA Hub provides customers with high-availability, scalability, redundancy, and a wide range of interconnectivity possibilities and a modernized infrastructure.

SIGMA Mobile

SIGMA Mobile

The SIGMA Mobile application is designed for an on-the-go user experience, delivering Wi-Fi, calling and point of interest information in a prepaid format for simple use by remote staff and crew.

Technical Details

SIGMA Net

Powerful network management device that provides automated and efficient administration of multiple WAN links, cybersecurity and virtual private networking (VPN) between the vessel and shore or the remote site and headquarters.

Powerful network management device that provides automated and efficient administration of multiple WAN links, cybersecurity and virtual private networking (VPN) between the vessel and shore or the remote site and headquarters.

  • Hardware

    268x40x145mm

  • Built with RoHS-compliant parts and production processes with an embedded, ultra-low voltage ATOM

  • 1.8GHz CPU delivers power-efficient processing, while the Intel ICH8M system logic provides PCI-E bus network bandwidth.

  • Interface

    Three WAN Ports (integrated switch)​

  • VSAT

  • Iridium Backup​

  • 3G/4G/LTE, Wi-Fi​

  • Three LAN Ports (integrated switch)​

  • Business LAN: Corporate services (Email, PMS etc.)​

  • Crew LAN: Crew Welfare - Prepaid services (Voice & Data)​

  • Custom LAN: M2M services (ECDIS, VDR etc.)​

SIGMA Gateway

Delivers the remote staff and crew features of SIGMA Net while providing higher performance and an integrated switch combined with a secured virtualized environment.

Delivers the remote staff and crew features of SIGMA Net while providing higher performance and an integrated switch combined with a secured virtualized environment.

  • Hardware

    438x44x630mm

  • Features built-in, dual Intel ‘Haswell-EP’ processors, with a total of 16 cores

  • Includes internal 2.5” HDD, CF socket, USB 2.0 ports, mini PCIe and console connection options

  • Interface

    Processor: Dual Intel® Haswell/Broadwell-EP E5-2600 v3/v4 CPUs with Wellsburg PCH​

  • RAM: 64GB (32GB are used for Speedcast’s VMs and 32GB are used for customer’s VMs) - Supports DDR4 2133 MHz Memory Up to 512 GB​

  • Storage: SSD 2TB​

  • PSU: 1+1 650W ATX Redundant Power Supply​

  • Up to 30 WAN ports​​

  • Up to 30 VLAN​

SIGMA Gateway Xtreme

Includes load sharing between the two active servers and provides a fully redundant and resilient high-availability solution, with automatic failover between the hardware should the main device fail completely.

Includes load sharing between the two active servers and provides a fully redundant and resilient high-availability solution, with automatic failover between the hardware should the main device fail completely.

  • Hardware

    438x44x630mm X2

  • Fully supports failover and redundancy with its four swappable fans and redundant PSU

  • Interface

    Offers up to 32 ports for switching, all managed by SIGMA Portal and onboard User Interface​​

Discover SIGMA Portal

A cloud-based management platform for centralized services and reports for all SIGMA suite services.

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Downloads & Resources


Press Release

Learn more about Speedcast's latest AWS Software Path accreditation

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Whitepaper

Read Speedcast's take on taming the complexity of multi-path, multi-orbit connectivity whitepaper

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Speedcast SIGMA Brochure

Check out how SIGMA delivers smart network management service to your remote sites.

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SIGMA Office Brochure

Check out the features and functionalities of SIGMA Office.

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SIGMA on AWS Case Study

Read about how Speedcast SIGMA enables Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to quickly adapt to customers’ needs.

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The Power of Digital Transformation

Watch the interview on how communication networks can make automation possible in the maritime industry

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New Frontiers in Managing Shipboard Communication Whitepaper

Learn how to select the right smart network and data management platform.

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Five Questions for Communications Providers Blog

Discover the five important questions you should ask your communications provider.

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