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NAVICS® – Turning vessels into networks

NAVICS® – From one source

Longevity is a fundamental quality feature of Rohde & Schwarz products. Being a high-tech company that thrives on innovation, it is paramount to maintain highest standards. Rohde & Schwarz keeps nearly its entire value-added chain within the company. Central research and development (R&D) is located at its Munich headquarters and development centers around the globe implement applications that are tailored to the requirements of local customers.

NAVICS® ecosystem from Rohde & Schwarz
NAVICS® ecosystem from Rohde & Schwarz
NAVICS® On the move

NAVICS® On the move

Mobile handheld communications on board

NAVICS® revolutionizes onboard communications by enabling freedom of movement throughout an entire ship, 24/7, with NAVICS® WCS, an intuitive wireless communications system for uninterrupted, high-quality voice communications on the move. NAVICS® WCS, a revolutionary wireless communications system, features smartphone-like ATEX wireless handhelds for wireless communications on board a ship.

An intuitive graphical user interfaces (GUI) allows the operator to access all voice and data communications securely at her/his fingertips. It connects users to the secure IP network, allowing them to enjoy the same internal communications functionalities of stationary voice terminals without being bound to a physical location, i.e., the same internal and external communications functionalities and initiation of announcements and alarms.

The system can be extended with further apps for messaging, logistics support, and personnel location, making usage of this naval smartphone easy and intuitive.Rohde & Schwarz has provided more than 300 ship platforms with state-of-the-art communications technology and makes sure to deliver a safe, future-ready investment for its maritime customers on time and on budget.

NAVICS® – 5 Values

SECURITY through certified domain separation

In operational scenarios, today’s naval forces require reliable, interception- and jam-resistant voice and data connections. NAVICS® from Rohde & Schwarz is a secure and fully IP-based system solution for internal and external voice and data communications across all security domains. NAVICS® enables powerful red / black separation up to multiple security domains, i.e. the thorough separation and partitioning of signals that contain sensitive or classified information (red) from those that carry encrypted information (black) in cryptographic systems. The integrated communications system allows operators to share voice and data across while maintaining strict multi-level security standards across all security domains.

EFFICIENCY through intuitive operation

NAVICS® revolutionizes onboard communications by enabling freedom of movement throughout an entire ship, 24/7, with NAVICS® WCS, a revolutionary and intuitive wireless communications system for uninterrupted, high-quality voice communications on the move. Smartphone-like ATEX wireless handhelds reduce noise pollution to a minimum for mission success, modern ASW and improvement of the quality of life on board. NAVICS® WCS connects users to the secure IP network, allowing them to enjoy the same internal communications functionalities of stationary voice terminals without being bound to a physical location, i.e., the same internal and external communications functionalities and initiation of announcements and alarms.

Reliability through robustness and redundancy

Naval forces need to stay in continuous operation and cannot afford to be without connectivity. NAVICS® assures a no single point of failure (SPOF) network with maximum performance, including emergency modes to save lives in worst case scenarios. It offers build in redundancy to guard against failure, outage or disaster, a holistic approach that hardens all safety-critical parts of the system against errors, while effectively eliminating the vulnerability caused by SPOFs. Critical software is run on two servers with one on stand-by 24/7.

Coming November

NAVICS®, the IP based naval communications system from Rohde & Schwarz, is a turnkey solution for all classes of naval vessels from small ships to large frigates. It is designed to ensure operationally proven, secure and fully IP based voice and data communications. Moving away from outdated TDM-based approaches toward IP-based networks, NAVICS® uses state-of-the-art voice over IP (VoIP) and Ethernet standards. Being a secure and fully-IP based system solution for internal and external voice and data communications that uses a single scalable Ethernet network for all services, it ensures reliable and secure information exchange and bringing the advantages of modern IT technology to today's vessels.

Coming December

Coming December

Customer benefits

Durable and operationally proven

Durable and operationally proven

A robust and redundant communications network features high performance throughput and resilience by minimizing network latency.

Controlled and secure connections

Controlled and secure connections

Minimal latency, maximum throughput and extremely strong jamming resistance, and ensures communications security and transmission security.

Connected anytime and anywhere

Connected anytime and anywhere

Uninterrupted, high-quality communications on the move reduces noise pollution to a minimum for mission success and improvement of the quality of life.

No single point of failure

No single point of failure

A no single point of failure network with maximum performance, including emergency and redundancy modes to save lives in worst case scenarios.

Modern IT technology to today's vessels

Modern IT technology to today's vessels

A secure and fully-IP based system solution for internal and external voice and data communications that uses a single scalable Ethernet network for all services.

Comprehensive service

Comprehensive service

A support network extending over many different time zones with over 70 service and sales locations, enabling 24/7 service support.

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