Digital Voice Communications System

The TCS990 is a fully digital switch special developed to comply to the specific needs for public safety, Air Traffic, Marine, ARBI and public addressing systems. The Switch is a flexible and highly scalable system. The smallest system can be made of one system and one interface card which enables 8 voice channels.

In the maximum configuration the system can support over 1000 voice or data channels. Through the use of programmable multiple PCM-slots the TCS990 are capable of delivering high quality broadband 7, 10 and 20 KHz audio.

The switch supports the following interface standards: Ethernet, ISDN basic and primary rate, 64Kbit lines (G.703 and X.21), 2/4w analogue leased lines, POTS (FXO and FXS). The TCS990 is a non blocking distributed switch with unlimited audio mixing capabilities. The switch can be supplied with a voice logger and last call recorder. The proven star-point architecture eliminates the risk of interconnection failures experienced with ring based systems. Redundant power-supplies, servers and bus-signals guarantee high availability and ensure that fail-safe operation is maintained at all times. Telephone, intercom, radio, conference, relays, retransmission, simulcast and best signal selection are standard features. Build in self-tests, the use of hot-swappable modules and the use of service (remote) terminals ease the service and maintainability of the systems. The system control and management software is a powerful tool for configuring the system resources and operational modes. The system can be supplied with key-pad or touch-screen operator positions.

Gateway to Communications

The TCS990 is a fully digital switch specially designed to meet the needs of operators working around the clock in mission-critical situations. This is our third generation of voice switch. Its design is based on twenty years of experience in building voice switches. The switch supports external IP or telecom networks, remote line interfaces and a variety of operator panels. A powerful CMS tool enables the configuration and maintenance of the system. State of the art technology has allowed us to create a voice switch with the following properties.

An Operator Panel for Every Size

Different kinds of telecom systems require different kinds of operator panels. MEP has developed a wide variety of panels to meet the system requirements for each type of telecom market segment.

Installed Locations

Site/Customer Description
Gatwick International Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Jersey Airport Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Glasgow International Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Farnborough Airport Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Luton Airport Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Stansted Airport Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Heathrow International Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Newcastle International Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Leeds-Bradford International Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
London City Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Birmingham City Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Heathrow EDF Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Edinburgh Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Cardiff International Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Heathrow - New Tower Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Durham Tees Valley Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Newcastle - New Tower Copperchase Schmid VCCS installation
Bournemouth International Copperchase SVCCS installation
QinetiQ (Hebrides) OVN major refit Copperchase SVCCS installation
Cranfield Airport Copperchase SVCCS installation
Luton Airport Fire service Copperchase SVCCS installation
Biggin Hill Airport Copperchase MEP Voice switch installation 4 positions
Dublin ATC Centre Copperchase MEP Voice switch Installation (30+ Positions)
Shannon ATC Centre Copperchase MEP Voice Switch Installation (40+ positions)
Scilly Isles VCR Copperchase MEP Voice switch installation (3 positions)
Yeovil VCR Copperchase SVCCS Voice Switch (3 positions)
Lydd Airport VCR Copperchase SVCCS Voice Switch (3 positions)
Aberdeen Airport VCR Copperchase MEP Emergency Voice Switch Installation (14 positions) Current
Vagar Airport VCR (Faroe Islands) Copperchase MEP Voice Switch Installation (2 Positions) Current
Location/Client Radio connections Operator positions PBX/POTS
connections
Interconnect
Control centres
Comment
Port of Rotterdam HCC 16 (17) 3 3 4 simulcast (VOIP) frequencies,
16 remote sites + backup VCS
VP Schijndel, Oosterhout, Tilburg and Helmond 27 13 0 4 4 control centres
VP Hansweert 3 4 0 0  
Schiphol luggage 5 5 0 0 Tetra mobile’s
VP Zandvliet, Zelzare, Zeebrugge, Vlissingen, Terneuzen, Hansweert 15,5,15, 17,5,6 11,1,8, 21,6,2 0 6 Schelde Radar Communication System 6 control centres combined.
Port of Rotterdam VCW 6 3 1 3  
Royal Dutch Airforce 6 1 0 0 Mobile Control Centre
Rohill 12 (6) 0 0 MPT diversity selector
LODICO 3 1 0 0 Simulcast system (X.21)
Sambeek 3 3 0 0  
3A-net (ministry of national affairs) +/- 100 25 0 0 25 switches for national alarm and analogue backup communication system
Wemeldingen 12 2 0 0  
VP Groningen 4 3 0 0  
Belfeld 3 3 0 0  
LVNL (North sea) 22 (3) 0 0 CLIMAX simulcast system for the helicopter flights North sea, main/backup
VP Tiel 15 3 0 0  
S’tAndries 2 2 0 0  
Royal Dutch Airforce 6 1 0 0 Mobile Control Centre
VP Leidschendam 5 5 4 (5) CCTV system communicates with 8 substations and 48 PA, Intercom audio devices.
VP Alphen 2 3 4 (5) CCTV system communicates with 4 substations and 24 PA, Intercom audio devices.