PEMEX coordinates transport flights between drilling rigs using Rohde & Schwarz voice communications system
The main components of the solution are the fully IP-based R&S®VCS-4G voice communications system as well as the VoIP-capable R&S®Series4200 radios. PEMEX staff at the control centers located in Ciudad del Carmen use the new communications system to issue orders to the helicopters and maintain contact with the pilots during flight. The control center is equipped with six controller working positions, and 26 radios are distributed among the six drilling rigs. Backup systems, each equipped with an extra radio, are installed in two additional land-based stations for emergencies.
Bruno Manzo, Area Manager for Secure Communications at Rohde & Schwarz said: “The PEMEX order demonstrates the flexibility of our voice communications system because it is not limited to its main field of application, namely air traffic control. It can also be ideally scaled for small deployment scenarios. The decentralized architecture of the R&S®VCS-4G and the outstanding characteristics of the radios make for an especially fail-safe comprehensive solution.”