Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Founded more than 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of information and communications technology products for professional users. Rohde & Schwarz helps protect critical infrastructures with products from its various business segments.
Rohde & Schwarz is the only ATC supplier to provide fully integrated voice communications solutions from the microphone to the antenna from a single source. ATC communications systems from Rohde & Schwarz contribute to air traffic safety at more than 200 airports and flight operations centers all over the world. Their IP-based system architecture allows virtual control centers to be set up, enabling air traffic controllers to handle airplanes over long distances and across borders without having to hand over to another controller. The air navigation service providers of Ireland and Iceland currently operate such a joint virtual control center on the North Atlantic route. The British air traffic service provider NATS has selected the R&S VCS-4G IP-based voice communications system from Rohde & Schwarz as its second voice system for its air traffic control (ATC) communications in UK airspace. It supports NATS in their “Deploying SESAR” transformation programme.
For security checks at airports and other access protected areas, the company has developed an innovative body scanner. Using millimeterwave technology and artificial intelligence, it automatically detects whether a person is carrying potentially dangerous items on their body or clothing. The scanner is now in operation at numerous German and international airports.
Drones represent a security risk when they enter prohibited areas. The drone identification solution from Rohde & Schwarz enables users to detect and locate drones early on using the remote control signal.
Rohde & Schwarz has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries, primarily with its own subsidiaries. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has strong regional hubs in Asia and the USA. As an independent, privately owned company, Rohde & Schwarz generates its growth from its own resources. Since the company does not have to think in terms of quarterly results, it can plan for the long term. On June 30, 2017, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 10,500 employees, about 6,000 of whom work in Germany. The group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 1.9 billion in the 2016/2017 fiscal year (July to June). The Executive Board is composed of two members: Christian Leicher (Chairman) and Peter Riedel.