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Romanian Air Traffic Services Transitions to VoIP-based Systems Using Rohde & Schwarz Equipment

By Veronica Magan | September 29, 2016
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Timisoara International Airport - "Traian Vuia"
Timisoara International Airport – “Traian Vuia,” one of the airports that features the R&S VCS-4G VoIP equipment. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

[Avionics Magazine 09-29-2016] Romatsa, the Romanian air navigation service provider, has replaced the voice communications systems at eight control towers with core Voice over IP (VoIP) technology provided by Rohde & Schwarz. R&S VCS-4G connects air traffic controller working position located in control towers with VoIP-compatible radio systems and other Air Traffic Services (ATS) units.

Installation began in May and Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) were successfully concluded for all eight sites by August. The transition from analog communications technologies to VoIP will make air traffic control in the Romanian airspace more secure, reliable and efficient, according to Rhode & Schwarz. 

The eight airports serve the metropolitan areas of Cluj, Timisoara, Tg.Mures, Sibiu, Baia Mare, Satu Mare, Iasi, and Suceava. Each tower is equipped with one R&S VCS-4G voice communications system that supports four or five Controller Work Positions (CWP) depending on the airport. The project includes a total of 34 CWPs. This is one of several VCS systems that Rohde & Schwarz has provided for Romatsa. The company has delivered a total of more than 120 CWPs for the Romanian ANSP over the past few years.

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