The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-12-17T04:42:07Z Queensland Olympic Security 2019-12-17T04:42:07Z queensland-olympic-security Sydney/Munich, 17 December, 2019 — Security measures will be paramount if Queensland, is successful in its bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games The Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz (Australia), Gareth Evans, has reminded the Queensland Government of the importance of developing a complete security package for its bid. “Counter-drone capabilities and cyber security are crucial parts of the security plan for any major event, particularly one that is broadcast live, worldwide,” he said. “Rohde & Schwarz will be demonstrating its counter-drone capabilities to Australian customers over the next six months and the Palaszczuk Government is more than welcome to participate in those trials.” Early warning of drone activity is the key to countering threats, and R&S ARDRONIS can detect activity even before these unmanned aerial systems (UAS) take off. “Rohde & Schwarz is acutely aware of the dangers posed by unauthorised drone activity,” Mr Evans continued. “The disruption at Gatwick Airport in the UK has highlighted the emerging threat not only to lives, but also to economic activities and critical infrastructure.” Australian customers will be offered the R&S ARDRONIS-D model of the automatic radio-controlled drone identification solution, which locates the drone operator and the drone. This R&S ARDRONIS package reports when a remote control has been switched on and classifies the device type. The sensor system captures the uplink, so it can track drone pilots while their aerial devices are still on the ground. R&S ARDONIS was first used live at the 2015 G7 summit in Elmau, Germany. Since then the system has proven itself worldwide, many times over during state visits and political summits. For more information on R&S ARDRONIS, please visit https://youtu.be/913-aQG9-Xc   Press contacts: Europe (headquarters): Dennis-P. Merklinghaus (phone: +49 89 4129 15671; email: press@rohde-schwarz.com) Australia: Nigel Catchlove (phone: +61 448 445 992; email: nigel.catchlove@rohde-schwarz.com)   Rohde & Schwarz Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2019, Rohde & Schwarz had 12,100 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.14 billion in the 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America. R&S® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.     When drones go bad 2019-11-12T04:18:39Z when-drones-go-bad Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) will be demonstrating its counter-drone capabilities to Australian customers over the next six months. Trials are planned for major customers at the federal and state government level in Australia and New Zealand. Early warning of drone activity is the key to countering threats, and R&S ARDRONIS can detect activity even before drones take off. “Rohde & Schwarz is acutely aware of the dangers posed by unauthorized drone activity,” stated Gareth Evans, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz (Australia). “The disruption at Gatwick Airport in the UK has highlighted the emerging threat not only to lives, but also to economic activities and critical infrastructures. “We are not alone in this; the 2019 Five Country Ministerial communiqué about emerging threats has identified that, ‘the malicious, unlawful, or inadvertent misuse of drones and the data they collect can pose a risk to public safety, be deliberately used to facilitate or commit a wide range of criminal acts, and also present a threat to our national security.’ “Australian and New Zealand customers will be offered the R&S ARDRONIS-D model of the automatic radio-controlled drone identification solution, which locates the drone operator and the drone.” This R&S ARDRONIS package reports when a remote control has been switched on and classifies the device type. The sensor system captures the uplink, so it can track down drone pilots while their aerial devices are still on the ground. The first go-live of R&S ARDONIS was at the 2015 G7 summit in Elmau, Germany. Since then the system has proven itself many times over during state visits and political summits. For more information on R&S ARDRONIS, please visit https://youtu.be/913-aQG9-Xc. Airways New Zealand accepts Rohde & Schwarz integrated ATC communications solution 2019-07-29T22:31:16Z airways-new-zealand-accepts-rohde-amp-schwarz-integrated-atc-communications-solution München/ Sydney, 26 July 2019 — After successful factory acceptance testing of Rohde & Schwarz’ R&S VCS-4G IP-based voice communications system in the company’s Systems Integration Laboratory at North Ryde, Australia, New Zealand’s future air traffic control (ATC) system was accepted by Airways, the country’s air navigation service provider, and roll-out will now commence. “Representatives from Airways have worked collaboratively with Rohde & Schwarz staff throughout the project to ultimately transition to a modern and flexible voice communications system as part of the major upgrade to air traffic management systems across New Zealand,” Ed Overy, Chief Information Officer from Airways, explained. “Systems will be installed in Auckland and Christchurch providing several layers of redundancy, which will help to ensure maximum system availability, operational flexibility, cost-effective use of resources, redundancy and safety for over 150 controller working positions.” The innovative solution was chosen based on its reliability, innovation and flexibility. The system’s IP design facilitates the pooling of ATC resources in a virtual control center. The quad-redundant, distributed architecture facilitates a “one centre – two locations approach” and provides Airways with significantly increased resilience and a unique geographic flexibility to manage their operations in a single trusted environment in the future. “The project included multiple workshops covering topics, such as human machine interface, voice communications system control and monitoring, system safety and integration with other systems,” Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz (Australia), Gareth Evans continued. “Airways staff including air traffic controllers, maintainers, technical specialists, and engineers have been closely involved throughout the project design phase. Deployment is scheduled to begin towards the end of 2019, after which we will continue to support Airways in bringing the new system into service.” Customers around the world, including air navigation service providers and more than 200 airports in 80 countries, trust the uncompromising quality of Rohde & Schwarz products and solutions. The R&S VCS-4G innovative IP technology, as provided in the New Zealand project, offers next-generation ATC features. The solution’s IP-based voice communications system is a flexible and cost-effective solution for all ATC voice communications needs, meeting established requirements for availability, reliability and safety in ATC, as well as the growing need for dynamic ATC scenarios with network-based sharing and distribution of operational resources across multiple locations. Image: https://www.airways.co.nz/assets/images/MediaItems/Ohakea-Tower-Staff.jpg Image caption: Rohde & Schwarz’ innovative IP-based voice communications system is a flexible and cost-effective solution for all ATC voice communications needs, meeting established requirements for availability, reliability and safety in ATC. (Photo: Airways) Philippines Air Traffic Control Communications Upgrade on Track 2019-07-12T00:23:54Z philippines-air-traffic-control-communications-upgrade-on-track A delegation from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines visited the Rohde & Schwarz systems integration facility in Sydney for factory acceptance testing of the Philippines’ new air traffic control HF communications system. Sydney, 12 July 2019 — Rohde & Schwarz has successfully completed factory acceptance testing of a High Frequency (HF) Communications System for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). This test is an important milestone that presents the customer with a completely configured and integrated HF Communications System. ‘CAAP is satisfied with the positive results of factory acceptance testing on the transmitter and receiver system, voice communications system and voice logging system,’ Roberto Martin S. Buenaventura, CAAP Director General Representative, explained. ‘We are glad that the project is going as scheduled and we look forward for the completion and success of this collaboration as these systems will greatly improve airspace connectivity especially in the oceanic airspace surrounding the Philippines,’ Gareth Evans,  Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) Pty. Ltd., said. ‘We have successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Test at our systems integration facility in Sydney over five days which is an excellent outcome against a very challenging project schedule which included training on the new system at our Sydney training academy.’ Rohde & Schwarz (Philippines) Inc. and Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) Pty. Ltd. formed a Joint Venture to deliver this project, leveraging the combined strengths of each organisation. Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) provides overall management, design, supply, integration and testing of the HF Communications System, while Rohde & Schwarz (Philippines) are the local interface with the CAAP and support installation of the system at the sites, in addition to local through life support and maintenance services. Broadcast workflow solutions 2019-07-03T01:13:46Z broadcast-workflow-solutions Sydney, 02 July 2019 — Rohde & Schwarz will be showing the latest workflow solutions at the Media + Entertainment Tech Expo, Darling Harbour from 17 - 19 July 2019 Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz (Australia), Mr Gareth Evans said, ‘Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of transmitters, test and monitoring equipment, and media and content solutions. ‘You can see the latest in ingest & playout as well as IP content distribution, over-the-top and live quality monitoring ‘For the first time in Australia; PixelPower www.pixelpower.com will be sharing our booth exhibiting their playout, automation and graphics products; Gallium and Stream Master. ‘Our cloud solutions, 5G broadcast and transmitter products will also be on display during the exhibition. ‘We look forward to seeing you at our stand - B47’, said Gareth