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Rohde & Schwarz and Voipfuture have launched a ground-breaking communication monitoring solution to address new requirements in the air traffic management (ATM) market, the companies announced on 30 June.

ATC Voice Quality Assurance (AVQA) will address developing requirements for the monitoring of voice communications in ATM. The transition to IP has generated created new market needs and opportunities, which gave rise to the exclusive collaboration between the two companies. AVQA provides air traffic service providers (ANSP) with unique passive monitoring capabilities for ATM communications, covering signaling as well as media and radio transmission performance. The two companies teamed to create a unique solution for this important market. The development of  AVQA has significantly benefited from the experience Voipfuture gained in over 10 years of voice-over-IP (VoIP) monitoring in the telecommunications industry.

The solution is already deployed in several ANSP networks assuring service quality. Typical use cases are monitoring quality and performance key performance indicators agreed on with WAN providers/carriers, or the regular reporting of network quality towards the respective civil aviation authority. An additional benefit is reduced time spent in troubleshooting, quickly identifying and localizing root causes of IP network problems such as misconfigured routers/switches or faulty fibres.

“We identified these market requirements early and entered into a partnership with Voipfuture,” stated Constantin von Reden, VP Market Segment ATC at Rohde & Schwarz. “Voipfuture stood out with their impressive technology and their experience. The Voipfuture team is very customer-oriented, which perfectly aligns with our approach to the market. We are very happy to work with them on the outstanding R&S AVQA product.”

Thanks to Rohde & Schwarz’ deep understanding of the needs of ANSPs, we managed to adopt our existing technology to the specific requirement in the ATM market,” commented Eyal Ullert, Chief Sales Officer, Voipfuture.

R&S AVQA is part of the CERTIUM Analysis range, which includes leading test and measurement solutions for VoIP networks, radios, navigation and satellite. Rohde & Schwarz recently introduced CERTIUM as a one-stop solution for the full lifecycle of an ATC system.

Voipfuture, a premium voice quality analytics vendor providing tools for assessing, aggregating, analyzing and visualizing voice quality information, headquartered in Hamburg, brings years of experience in the domain of VoIP monitoring.

Rohde & Schwarz and Voipfuture make a significant contribution to safe, secure and efficient ATM. (Image via Rohde & Schwarz)

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