ATM Communications

R4 Remote Control and Monitoring System and Marc Server

It delivers easy configuration of your network from a simple web interface, coupled with remote testing and monitoring.

Although the use of remote control and monitoring systems (RCMS) is well-established in ATM settings, Park Air takes the concept to a new level.

The Park Air R4 keeps ground-to-air radio communications assets running smoothly and efficiently, so you can concentrate your resources where they are needed most.

Having the Park Air R4 at the heart of your ATM infrastructure gives you the ultimate peace of mind in your radio network. It delivers easy configuration of your network from a simple web interface – with remote testing and monitoring.

Park Air R4 also reduces your costs. Physical inspection and testing routines can be scaled down without any compromise on safety. As a result savings can be achieved, particularly when assets are situated in very remote locations.

Marc Server

MARC Server is a suite of software and hardware designed for safety, ease of use and scalability. Plug-in software modules connect the core application to supported assets.

The browser-based user interface provides full supervision from desktop or mobile devices.

Features & Benefits

Pre-emptive maintenance.

Routine test schedule. MARC Server instructs built in test equipment to perform testing to a schedule that you create. This ensures that testing happens when it should, so problems are discovered and reported as early as possible.

Alerts of degraded performance.

If a performance problem is identified, warnings are sent to desktop or mobile devices. No matter where your maintenance personnel are located, they will be alerted to performance issues in the system.

Automatic resource optimisation.

The system can assign main and standby radios to be active or inactive according to a predefined schedule. This ensures that all components are operated on a regular basis, with issues detected long before they become a problem.

Ease of use.

Intuitive web-based interface. The graphical interface runs in a web browser, so users have a familiar looking front end and need less training as a result.

Simple in operation.

MARC Server makes it simple to change views of system assets (for example by region or channel), manage your network’s configuration and set up role based access on a node-by-node basis, with all user activities logged.

Future-proofing.

An RCMS platform for now and the future. MARC Server has been designed to support the latest high bandwidth IP networks and also legacy infrastructure, including low bandwidth serial/telephone interconnections.

Scalable for system expansion.

The enterprise-scale platform means that MARC Server is not limited by network or data capacity. This reduces upgrade costs and means you can maintain performance as your system expands.

Compatible with Park Air and third party systems.

MARC Server has been designed as an integral part of the Park Air product range, but it can also integrate with any IP or serial-capable device. This means it is compatible with other manufacturers’ radios, network switches, interface converters, building alarms and environmental monitoring equipment.

Suitable for integration into supervision systems.

MARC Server may be integrated into other supervision systems via SNMP and generate tailored queries and reports in a variety of formats.

R4 Remote Control and Monitoring System and Marc Server Specifications

System configuration

multi-tier architecture includes Microsoft Server:

MARC Server RCMS Application

MARC Server Plug-In Asset Modules

MARC Server Plug-In Feature Module

Control/monitor functions

Supports all remotely supported data including key parameters such as operating frequency, channel assignments etc.

Asset modules

Park Air T6 Radios

Park Air M7 Radios

Park Air S4 IP Controller

Park Air J4 18 Channel Digital I/O to Ethernet Converter

Park Air E1-RIC

Park Air RSE

Feature modules

Database Replication

Primary/Back up Server

Report Generator

SMS Notification

Supported languages

English

French

Spanish

Supported interfaces

TCP/IP

E1 Serial, Digital I/O (via interface converters)