Vissim Radio Communication
In congested maritime traffic, effective communication between vessel and VTS operator can be crucial. Reports show that difficulties in establishing effective communications frequently lead to maritime accidents.
Vissim Radio Communication, is a network based, full IP communication voice system which includes radio control. Vissim Radio Communication provides received signal quality information in digital form and automatically routes the best quality audio signal directly to the operator. In addition, the adjacent base-stations with lower quality reception of that signal are muted to avoid any interference.
The application is scalable and forms communication solutions from simple local VHF networks and regional network systems, to full scale nationwide communication networks. It supports multiple frequency bands in one IP based solution like VHF-FM, UHF-FM, VHF-AM, UHF-AM, HF, etc.
When integrated with Vissim Vessel Traffic Management, fully utilization of DSC based communication is enabled. Vissim Radio Communication will receive MMSI information from the VTS and create a database of vessel details. A DSC call can be established directly with such vessels by a simple click on the main traffic display. This will enable a voice communication call to be easily established by the VTS Operator through a simple single on screen action. In addition, area calls or all-ships broadcast messages can be initiated in a similar manner on any VHF channel. Voice recording is centralized and is synchronized with the VTS in playback mode.
With many maritime accidents occurring due to misunderstandings during communication, Vissim Radio Communication can help VTS operators to be certain that they are communicating correctly with the right vessel and that they are receiving and transmitting the best call quality using all the means of voice communication.
Vissim Radio Communication provides a major improvement to navigational safety.