Single-Source for ATC Communications - Rohde & Schwarz Offers New Voice Communications Systems

By Rohde Schwarz, PRNE
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MUNICH, Germany, March 9, 2011 - Rohde & Schwarz adds voice communications systems (VCS) to its air
traffic control (ATC) portfolio. The established radiocommunications expert
now offers complete IP-based system solutions, from the air traffic
controller microphone to the radio antenna. The volume of air traffic has
significantly increased in the last 20 years and it will continue to do so.
Airports around the world are having to increase their capacity. Initiatives
such as the European Commission's Single European Sky are driving the
migration from analog and digital technologies to voice over IP (VoIP): VoIP
is required for the harmonization of European airspace communications
technology in order to achieve interoperability among ATC authorities. The
technologically superior solutions from Rohde & Schwarz fulfil the
requirements of the ATC market.

The safety of more than four billion passengers a year depends to a large
extent on uninterrupted communications between air traffic controllers and
pilots, from takeoff to landing. This is why ATC authorities need
high-availability communications solutions, from the controller microphone to
the radio antenna.

"Safety is the top priority in air traffic management. For decades, Rohde
& Schwarz has been viewed as a reliable partner for radiocommunications
solutions. The reliability and high quality of our system solutions has been
proven in more than 200 airports in over 80 countries," says Herbert
, Head of the Radiocommunications Systems Division and a member of
the Executive Board at Rohde & Schwarz. "The new R&S VCS-4G family of voice
communications systems is a logical extension of this system expertise."

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Press contacts: Europe (headquarters): Katrin Wehle, Phone: +49-89-4129-11378, E-mail: press at; North America: Chris Petrole, Phone: +1-410-910-7836, E-mail:
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