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R&S Installs New Voice Communication System in Czech ATC Tower

By Juliet Van Wagenen | June 14, 2016
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The 20,000th R&S Series 4200 radio manufactured in the Rohde & Schwarz plant in Vimperk, Czech Republic, was handed over by Christian Leicher, President and COO of Rohde & Schwarz, to Jan Klas, Director General of ANS CR. Photo: Rohde & Schwarz VCS

[Avionics Today 06-14-2016] Rohde & Schwarz has installed its R&S VCS-4G voice communications system in the new Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower at Ostrava airport, completing an important milestone in its contract by Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR) to implement a fully IP-based voice communications solution for air traffic control. With the official inauguration of the ATC Tower at Ostrava Airport, Rohde & Schwarz reaches a major milestone in its current upgrade project for the Czech air navigation service provider ANS CR.

Czech air navigation service provider contracted Rohde & Schwarz in 2014 to upgrade its air-ground and ground-ground communications systems at three regional airports. The project covers the countrywide installation of transmitter/receiver systems — based on the R&S Series4200 family of VHF/UHF radios — at 18 radio sites. At the same time, the company is equipping three regional airports with the fully IP-based R&S VCS-4G Voice Communications System (VCS): Ostrava, Karlovy Vary and Brno. The company has now concluded the installation of Rohde & Schwarz equipment in Ostrava, just a few weeks after Brno.

The project also includes the installation of R&S Series4200 VHF/UHF radios. A total of 20,000 radios have already been manufactured in the Rohde & Schwarz plant in Vimperk in the Czech Republic.

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