Milford Haven Port Control Communicates with Westica
1.4GHz Radio Links Selected for Port Communications
Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) required a secure, reliable and cost-effective communication system to replace an existing 2.4GHz point-to-point system; Westica offered the required solution. Westica Ltd, the premier UK manufacturer of long haul 1.4GHz transmission systems has provided MHPA with its leading 1.4GHz Multirate Radio System, enabling compressed radar information to be transmitted from various remote radar installations to the MHPA Port Control.
The new system provides the Port Control with dedicated radio link channels, free from unwanted interference, enabling the Port Control Officers to safely control the many VLCC and other shipping movements within the deep water Haven.
Previously using unlicenced 2.4GHz equipment, the Port Authority experienced severe radio interference with no recourse to prevention. Upgrading their radar system at all sites required the new radio links to accommodate future data and voice enhancements in addition to being secure. With the Westica 1.4GHz Multirate Radio System links now installed, the MHPA has a highly secure and reliable communication system that has the ability to carry up to 768Kbits/s of traffic.
Bill Hirst, Deputy Harbour Master with MHPA commented, “Westica offered the equipment we needed at a very competitive price. The follow up service, assisting with licencing, proving the radio signal path and generally tailoring the product to our needs, all provided by Westica, were important factors in making our final choice.”
The Westica 1.4GHz Multirate Radio System is highly regarded within a variety of sectors around the world. The benefit of superior quality transmission is enhanced by the tighter operational control connected with the use of this system with inherent advanced software features and flexibility. To add to this, savings are made in terms of both cost and time: a valued advantage, particularly within sectors where safety is paramount.
About Westica Ltd
Westica’s principal aim is to be a major strategic player in the emerging global telecommunications wireless infrastructure markets, through providing leading edge solutions backed by a world class quality and service culture. Support for this vision in the form of substantial institutional investment in recent years has accelerated the development of revolutionary technology leading to volume production and deployment of Westica’s Multirate radio product in the 1.4GHz band. Further information is available from: http://www.westica.co.uk
About Milford Haven Port Authority
As the sixth largest port in the UK, and set in the heart of the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain, Milford Haven Port Authority is responsible for the biggest port in Wales, and one of the most prominent on the West Coast.
Milford Haven is a trust port- an independent, commercially run organisation, and as a result, the Authority has a statutory responsibility to both Government and its stakeholders, and is required to reinvest all profits to the benefit of the latter.
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