R&S®VCS-Red/Black Voice system for military air traffic control

Trusted end-to-end mission control communications solution 

R&S®VCS-Red/Black Voice system for military air traffic control
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R&S®VCS-Red/Black Voice system for military air traffic control
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R&S®VCS-Red/Black Voice system for military air traffic control
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R&S®VCS-Red/Black Voice system for military air traffic control
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Key facts

  • All communications networks on a single screen
  • Certified secure domain separation 
  • Full IP network technology
  • Field-proven
  • One-stop-shop for secure communications

The most innovative full IP based VCS on the market 

R&S®VCS-R/B has all the advantages of IP technology with innovative resilience and strong security

R&S®VCS-R/B provides clear separation between the red/secure and black/non-secure domains, allowing the operator to simultaneously access two security domains with the same audio accessories and clear audio routing principles. The two security domains are separated by a TEMPEST Level A, Common Criteria BSI-certified R&S®Trusted Audio Switch. Each security domain comes with independent core equipment to access specific legacy and IP interfaces with distinct demarcation equipment. The versatile R&S®VCS-R/B can accommodate  various installation scenarios including fixed, deployable and mobile systems.

Features & benefits

All communications networks on a single screen

R&S®VCS-R/B features an innovative graphical user interface (GUI). This GUI enables operator secure and convenient access to all required communications, while displaying both separated security domains, allowing the operator to retain full operational awareness.

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Certified secure domain separation

R&S®VCS-R/B has redundant secure and trusted architecture for both classified and unclassified domains. Each domain comes with the necessary number of radios and telephone interfaces but are strictly separated. They are connected to each controller working position with a trusted audio switch. This audio switch was designed to the highest security standards and certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI in line with the Common Criteria.

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Full IP network technology and secure crypto pooling

R&S®VCS-R/B is a future-proof, full IP communications system where new networks can be seamlessly and easily added or integrated. Utilizing VOIP all the way to the core enables flexible integration into modern networks and an enhanced set of features. National sovereignty is enabled through national encryption protocols.  The R&S®VCS-R/B system can enable crypto pooling mechanisms for effective and secure crypto allocation of radio resources.

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Field-proven solutions

R&S®VCS-R/B has not had a single point of failure, even with customers and operational systems worldwide. The system supports current NATO requirements. Reliable, cost-optimized and easily expandable; customers praise the improved workflows and functions thanks to our operational experience.

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One-stop-shop for secure communications

Rohde & Schwarz offers a true one-stop-shop for the full lifecycle of a secure communications system – including the design, manufacture and integration of tailored systems for entire lifecycles. All of this comes from a single source with perfectly matched components using full IP technology. Benefit from having only one contact and clear  responsibilities for the whole secure communications system.

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Trusted partner

Rohde & Schwarz has innovative, tailored and forward-looking service packages for the design, integration and protection of high-end equipment. The company supports customers with expertise and advice through all project lifecycle phases – from system engineering to project implementation and aftersales service.

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Interoperability and standard compliance 

R&S®VCS-R/B supports the ED137 standard to ensure safe and secure ATC voice communications. The R&S®Trusted Audio Switches have security certification from the BSI in line with the Common Criteria. The R&S®VCS-R/B can provide seamless integration with other available third-party devices, C2/battle management systems (BMS) or mission-critical management systems with a standardized and simplified exchange of information;

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