CERTIUM® VCS - Voice system for air traffic control

Secure and reliable voice communications for safe skies

CERTIUM® VCS - Voice system for air traffic control
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Key facts

  • Future ready full IP communications system
  • Decentralized architecture for maximum reliability
  • Centralized management for optimal maintenance
  • Quad-redundancy for ATC grade reliability
  • Security-by-design architecture for operational safety

The most innovative full IP based VCS on the market

CERTIUM® VCS utilizes all the benefits of IP technology for strong security, innovative resilience and easy administration

CERTIUM® VCS is a quad-redundant, IP based voice communications system that integrates perfectly into the entire CERTIUM® portfolio for safe, secure and efficient airspace operations. It combines a state-of-the-art, flexible and resilient IP based architecture with strong security mechanisms. It is flexible enough for both small towers and nationwide systems with multiple area control centers and hundreds of controller working positions. CERTIUM® VCS has advanced functions that can support remote digital tower systems or connect area control centers to virtual centers for quick and flexible transfers between centers and even countries.

Features & benefits

Full IP architecture

The flexibility, redundancy and security of IP technology makes it the worldwide basis for state-of-the-art communications systems. Rohde & Schwarz was one of the manufacturers to use this powerful technology in the fully IP based CERTIUM® VCS system. The IP network is at the heart of the VCS solution. It connects all components together. The distributed architecture has great resiliency options.

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Security by design

Secure VCS for critical infrastructure

The extensive experience at Rohde & Schwarz in developing critical infrastructure systems was used in the implementation of CERTIUM® VCS systems. The level of security is in line with the recommendations in the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the Eurocontrol VOTE Security Handbook.

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Quad-redundant

ATC grade resilience for uninterrupted system operation

Safe airspace requires steady and uninterrupted communications between pilots and controllers, even during unforeseen events such natural catastrophes. Rohde & Schwarz included unique mechanisms in the VCS system for outstanding availability even with multiple outages. This increases airspace safety and security.

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Intuitive GUI

Easy operation for air traffic controllers

The well-structured and clear user interface simplifies work for air traffic controllers. The screen is organized into functional areas. Color coded displays inform controllers about the status of radio resources, the number of controllers connected to those resources, the receive signal strength and the best signal selection. Audio management, obtain more information about the radio or reconfigure the frequency.

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Trusted partner

Extensive support over the entire lifecycle

R&S supports customers throughout the entire lifecycle, starting with system engineering though implementation and training to professional service level agreements.

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Available options

Controller working positions
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Standard Controller Working Position

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Compact Controller Working Position

Servers
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VCS control and monitoring server

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Radio Server

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Telephony Server

Gateways
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Radio gateways

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Telephony gateways

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Universal media gateway

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VCS gateways

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Get a brief overview of the R&S voice communications system within 80 seconds and learn about its main features and benefits.

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Deep dive into CERTIUM® VCS
Deep dive into the CERTIUM® VCS

See for yourself the components, system overview and features of the most widely deployed full-IP VCS solution on the market in a 10 minutes webinar abstract.

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Product brochure
Product brochure

Learn more about the voice communications system CERTIUM® VCS, the heart of all air traffic control operations.

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CERTIUM® VCS architecture
Full-IP Architecture

Understand the decentralized high redundant architecture of the full IP CERTIUM® VCS system providing maximum availability and flexibility for all customer needs.

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