AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CASE STUDY - MAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEW COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
The voice and data communication infrastructure, that constituted the support for the specific applications used by Romatsa was made up of a mixture of communication lines and equipment, composed mainly from analog telephone lines for operational voice applications, leased lines for data applications, as well as analog telephone lines and modems for data applications.
The resulted network was heterogeneous and difficult to manage; besides, it involved high operating costs and had a low usage coefficient in terms of engagement time by the communication services. Also, some of the software applications of Romatsa used communication protocols that were no longer supported by telecommunication service providers.
Starting from the operational and functional requirements of the communication applications, it was expected that the new system will provide the following:
- Increase of availability;
- Reduction of the operating costs related to the communication services and systems;
- Increase in the efficiency of using communications services;
- Reduction of exposure of the system lifetime to influences generated by old technologies;
- Provision of the voice and data transportation system interface with the new large area communication technologies (IP). (reference project)
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CASE STUDY
WHY CISCO THROUGH DATANET?
The communication system has been purchased and implemented following a public acquisition where the successful proposal was based on Cisco equipment. The functional requirements of the system have naturally led to Cisco technologies, capable of ensuring increased flexibility, of efficiently using communication services of various types, as well as of providing high reliability.
Datanet Systems has been appointed to design the solution, to implement the project and perform post-implementation technical assistance. The implementation of the project was accomplished by Datanet Systems in good condition. The services provided have always been pursuant to the concluded contracts, with the strict observance of their provisions.
“The services provided by Datanet Systems specialists make a difference through professionalism from every aspect. The expertise level is excellent, the response to our requirements has always been prompt and efficient.”
Cătălin Apostol, IT Expert, Romatsa
“In line with the current migration trend of data transport services towards the infrastructure and IP protocols, a trend that is manifested also at the Air Traffic Control level concerning the radar and the operational voice systems, an important feature of integrated communications system is its ability to transport the IP traffic, in both ways - unicast and multicast, between all connection points.“
Gabriel Muşat, Deputy Executive Director, Datanet Systems