Maritime Communications

With the increase of traffic and necessary safety measures for seamless maritime communications, Rohde & Schwarz provides advanced communications platform for supporting command and control mechanisms for Maritime and Coast Guard systems:

  • Coastal Communications
  • Harbor and VTS Centers
  • Search and Rescue Coordination centers
  • National/HQ monitoring and command centers

At a Glance

Thanks to its high versatility, the VoIP Dispatcher can accommodate different operational scenarios such as fixed, deployable and mobile systems, based on usage of COTS products and also Rohde & Schwarz Topex specific furnished equipment.

Having the advantage of the full IP system and of the open standards- based architectural model it provides:

  • Integrated communications: media gateways – telephony and radio, to enable the connectivity to available voice services
  • Main/Fall-back command centers support mechanisms: three layers of resilience supported (equipment level, subsystem level and operational level), quad redundancy and virtual center.
  • Resource sharing mechanisms for controlled access to the radio assets
  • VTS applications integration support: mapping (GIS/AVL) and messaging integration possibilities (optional and customer specific)
  • 3rd party applications integration support: recording and playback systems, video feeds, sensors
  • Scheduled Radio Broadcasting and Public Addressing mechanisms capability
  • Text-to-Speech integration capability – Virtual keyboard
  • Pay-as-you-grow scalability / Reliable, flexible and easy to upgrade solution
  • Extensive use of commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software
  • Possibility to use same network for Voice and Data
  • Emergency cases resource management and contingency planning at the operator GUI

Key Benefits

Full VoIP based Voice Communication System:
  • IP Deployment – voice and data
  • Powerful routing modules
  • Virtual unlimited user capacity
  • Supporting advanced cyber-security mechanisms and policies
Vendor independent integration platform
  • Radio (HF, VHF, UHF, Satellite, TETRA, Digital Radios)
  • Telephony and Intercom (FXO, FXS, MFC-R2, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, QSIG, LB, SATCOM)
  • Advanced conferencing machine
  • SCADA integration capabilities and with 3rd party sensor acquisition systems and reporting applications
  • Advanced radio operation: Remote Control of VoIP Radios ( AM and FM), Climax, BSS, Cross Coupling
  • Support for FM duplex radio communications
Mission planning benefits
  • Centralized mission planning
  • Automatic resources setup & assignment
  • Advanced GUI customization based on end-user operational experience
Open and distributed system
  • The VoIP Dispatcher can work as standalone or part of large system
  • No single point of failure
  • Scalable solution
Role based access and mission control
  • Advanced role management and mission/scenario based operations support
  • Enhanced mission planning
  • Assets planning/allocation and load balancing mechanisms
  • Authentication mechanisms with single sign-on authority
Centralized IP Recording System
  • Synchronized recording capabilities