CERTIUM® VCS - Voice system for air traffic control

Secure and reliable voice communication for safe skies

CERTIUM® VCS - Voice system for air traffic control
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CERTIUM® VCS - Voice system for air traffic control
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CERTIUM® VCS Voice communications system for air traffic control CERTIUM® VCS in Munich tower CERTIUM® VCS architecture CERTIUM® VCS intuitive GUI CERTIUM® VCS overview

Key facts

  • Future ready full IP communications systems
  • Decentralized architecture for maximum reliability
  • Centralized management for optimal maintainability
  • Quad-redundancy for ATC grade reliability
  • Security-by-desing architecture for operational safety

The most innovative full IP based VCS on the market

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

CERTIUM® VCS is a quad-redundant, IP based voice communications system that perfectly integrates with the entire CERTIUM® portfolio to ensure safe, secure and efficient airspace operations. It combines a state-of-the-art, flexible and resilient purely IP based architecture with strong security mechanisms. Its flexibility makes it suitable for both a small tower and a nationwide system with multiple area control centres and hundreds of controller working positions. With its advanced functionalities, CERTIUM® VCS can support a remote digital tower system or connect Area Control Centers to a virtual center, quickly and flexibly transferring responsibilities between centers and even countries.

Features & benefits

Fully IP architecture

IP technology is worldwide the basis for the state of the art communication systems due to its flexibility, redundancy and security. Rohde & Schwarz as a first manufacturer understood the power of this technology and established the fully IP based CERTIUM® VCS system in the market. The IP network is the heart of the VCS solution. It interconnects all components together. The distributed architecture provides great options for resiliency.

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Security by design

Secure VCS for critical infrastructure

Rohde & Schwarz has an extensive experience in developing systems for critical infrastructure and those experiences were implemented within the CERTIUM® VCS systems. The level of security is following the recommendations of the international standards such as federal information processing standard (FIPS), The open web application security project (OWASP) and also Eurocontrol’s VOTE Security Handbook.

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Quad-redundant

ATC grade resilience for uninterruptable system operation

Safe airspace operation requires steady and uninterruptable communication between the pilot and controller even in case of exceptional events such as natural catastrophes e.g. earthquake. Rohde & Schwarz implemented unique mechanisms in its VCS system to provide outstanding availability even in case of multiple outages. This increases the safety and security of airspace operation.

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Intuitive GUI

Easy operation for the air traffic controller

The well-structured and clear user interface simplifies the work of the air traffic controller. The screen is organised in functional areas. Multiple colors inform the controller about the status of the radio resources, number of controllers connected to the same resources, receive signal strength indicator and Best Signal Selection. Within the GUI the controller may set up e.g. the audio management, or get more detailed information on the radio or reconfigure the frequency.

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Trusted partner

Extensive support during entire lifecycle

R&S supports it's customer throughtout the entire livecycle from expirienced system engineering thought the implementation phase and training to the professional service level agreement.

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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

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

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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