Oxon, United Kingdom, May 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Park Air Systems are using the DeviceMaster-RTS 16 from Comtrol Europe to remotely monitor and control air traffic control ground to air VHF radios around the North Sea. These radios provide the vital communications to helicopters transporting equipment and personnel to the gas and oil platforms in this region.
To maintain the continuous monitoring and control of both new and existing VHF radio systems around the North Sea, Park Air Systems is using its Multi-Access Remote Control (MARC) system to collect operational and performance data from the radios mounted on the various gas and oil rigs throughout the region.
Each remote radio’s RS-232 data is fed through an Inband Signalling Unit (IBSU), which passes audio data and control signaling over standard four-wire telecoms lines whether they be land line, fibre, SAT or micro-wave link to the DeviceMaster-RTS 16 at the central control site.
All of this serial data is then fed via Ethernet to the MARC system which provides monitoring and remote control of all VHF transmitters and receivers from the central control site. Additional centres around the North Sea can also monitor the VHF radios using the MARC system.
When Ethernet is available at future VHF sites the DeviceMaster-RTS 2 port 1E will be used to provide serial to Ethernet connectivity.
Paul Ratcliffe, Engineering Manger, Park Air Systems said "The DeviceMaster-RTS 16 is ideal for our current setup, and its 2 port counterpart is starting to be used in distributed systems."
Tony Elvidge, VP Sales and Marketing, Comtrol GmbH said "This is another example of where the robust nature of the DeviceMaster-RTS product range is being utilized in a critical situation."
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