The Commander siren control system offers both secure activation and status monitoring of any alert and notification system. From Giant Voice to Mechanical and Intelligent siren systems, Commander is designed to control, monitor, and link your warning system.

Federal Commander continues to evolve to meet the challenging demands of customers throughout the world to provide a system unmatched in its features and ease of use. From controlling 1 siren to 511, the system can expand to accommodate your changing needs. Federal Commander provides an easy to use hotkey activation screen. Administrators can program 30 hotkeys to activate all sirens, sirens in zones, or individual sirens. Hotkeys can be color coded and grouped. Each hotkey can also be programmed to include a text, email, or voice message sent to first responders, citizens or the media to alert them on the situation. In this way a single hotkey can activate sirens and send informational messages simultaneously. Predefined alerts can also be sent from the activation  screen without activating the sirens.






Operating System

Windows 7 Professional
Windows 10 Professional
Windows Server 2008 R2 
Windows Server 2012 R2 
Windows Server 2016

Server operating system recommended.


Microsoft .NET Framework 4


CPU / Speed

Intel Xeon or i7
2.8 GHz or higher


Memory (RAM)

8 GB or higher


Hard Drive

250 GB or higher

Solid State (SSD) Recommended.

Optical Drive

DVD+RW, DVD-RW drive

For software installation/optional backup.

Network Adapter

100/1000 Mb Network Interface Card



HD 1920x1080

Widescreen HD monitor/video card recommended for CommanderAssist applications.

Sound Card

Simple Stereo Sound Card

Required for local servers initiating text-to-speech audio, to convert text to speech for radio devices.


RS-232 Serial Port

Required for local server to SS2000 interface to radio or direct serial interface to digital radios. Not required for 100 % IP-based siren system.


Two PCI Slots

Required for optional GPS time synchronization card and/or optional I/O card.


Four (4) USB 3.0 ports

For use with external powered speakers, optional CS-RIU, mouse and keyboard.


AC Surge Suppression Device or Uninterruptible Power Supply

UPS recommended.


 CommanderOne Prerequisites:

  • Commander (SFCDWARE) version 14.6 or greater.
  • Internet access at the Central Control Unit (base station computer running Commander)
  • Static IP address assigned to on-premises Commander CCU/CCUs.
  • Required network ports: 80, 443 bi-directional to commanderone.fedsig.com.




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Ordering Information

Model Types
Model Description
SFCD10 Federal Commander two-way status monitoring software, 10 site license
SFCD25 Federal Commander two-way status monitoring software, 11-25 site license
SFCD255 Windows® application software for up to 255 sites
SFCD512 Windows® application software for up to 511 sites