Park Air Systems are using the DeviceMaster RTS 16 to remotely monitor and control a series of air traffic control ground to air VHF radios around the North Sea providing the vital communications to helicopters transporting equipment and personnel to the many gas and oil platforms in this region.
Park Air Systems provides Communication, Navigation and Surveillance solutions for the worlds airspace with an installed base encompassing over 170 countries.
Within this are a range of ground-to-air transmitters, receivers, transceivers and control equipment.
To maintain 24/7 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 gather operational and performance data from the radios mounted on the various gas and oil rigs throughout the region.
Each remote radios RS-232 data is fed via an Inband Signalling Unit (IBSU), which passes audio data and control signalling 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.
The consolidated serial data is then fed via Ethernet to the MARC system which provides comprehensive 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.