A cohesive maritime communication system covering the entire coastline of a country, integrating all relevant users and delivering the complete set of functionalities is indispensable for marine navigation. Estonian MF/HF/VHF radio communication system, delivered by Cybernetica in 2014 as a turnkey solution, is a nation-wide system.
The system’s core is an original IP network centric VHF/DSC/ATIS/AIS shore-based communication infrastructure solution. Made to be reliable it uses a robust design based on open architecture, and built-in redundancy. Delivered in stages the complete system consists of 21 radio sites with over 150 radios, 7 operator centres and a central operator station.
Estonian Maritime Radio Communication System is operated by 3 governmental users: 1) State Infocommunication Foundation; 2) Maritime Administration, and; 3) Police and Border Guard Board (also SAR responsible in Estonian territorial water). The system provides assigned operators with flexibility to control any transceiver including radio channel number, squelch level, PTT, handle DSC, authorizing access to external organizations. A radio session quality is achieved by the system auto-selecting an optimal shore-based network and hardware configuration that an operator can remain or change. All communications are recorded and the communication system has an interface to the VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) recording/replay system. The system is easily scalable and remotely configurable; is equipped with system status monitoring and logging.
Key features: supports all marine radio frequencies(MF/HF/VHF/UHF), based on VoIP protocol, multiuser concept with priority allocation, standard transceivers (remotely controlled), open architecture (easily reconfigurable, up/down scalable), 100% redundancy and hot swap, API provided to third parties, integrated AIS base stations and information management, automatic recording with reply function, secure tunnelling, interfaces to other communication networks (radar, cameras, surveillance systems, other networks, telephone, TETRA, satellite, maps, etc.), built in test equipment, training, FAT, lifetime support.