Communications products firm Vocality has supported Brazilian air traffic control communications, under a partnership with RSA Engineering.
The company replaced the outdated satellite communications system at the Material Park of Aeronautics of Rio de Janeiro (PAME-RJ) which provides voice and data services to Air Force Command (COMAER) through 111 stations installed throughout the national Brazilian territory.
The PAME-RJ is in need of increased capacity for the data load requirements that have grown exponentially since 2000.
The new satellite modems using Vocality’s technology reduced the satellite bandwidth used by each station by 90%.
This updated system has the ability to support up to ten times more data, without increasing satellite bandwidth requirements.
RSA Engineering CEO Rivaldo da Silva said: "RSA has supported the needs of PAME-RJ for many years.
"We were very aware of their challenges and pleased to identify Vocality as a possible solution.
"After the selection of Vocality was made, we found that their technology not only met the requirements, but exceeded expectations."
The smart remote monitoring and control capability reduced the need for on-site technicians for more than 80% of the maintenance procedures.
The overall savings derived from the Vocality-based optimisations such as reduced bandwidth and remote system management will provide PAME-RJ with a two-year full return on investment.
Vocality Americas senior vice-president Paul Moskowitz said: "Vocality is very pleased to have worked with RSA on the design of this cost saving, mission critical system for the Brazilian Air Force.
"It’s wonderful to know that when I fly to Brazil, the aircraft I am on is in touch with ground control through Vocality."