EJERCITO DEL AIRE CHOOSES SITTI

SITTI is a world primary system supplier and integrator of Operational and Technical solutions for Air Traffic Control for both Civil organisations and Military Air Forces. When it comes to the military field, SITTI systems have been designed to be capable of properly manage all the advanced features that are required to cope with specific needs of advanced and secure communications, such as
• High redundancy
• Advanced Radio Management (HF, VHF, UHF)
• Security features
• Nationwide Network Management
• Simulation and Training

Ejercito Del Aire, the Spanish Air Force, have been looking (through ATOS company) for a military conformant Voice Communication System (VCS) to be installed at the Villanubla Tower. MULTIFONO® M800IP® by SITTI natively has all required characteristics that best suit the end customer needs. SITTI has therefore been awarded a contract for the supply of a military-shaped VCS system to be installed in the second half of the current year.

Ejercito Del Aire asked for some new features that are deemed to be very useful in their environment. The relevant adaptation has been agreed and implemented in a seamless way, thanks to the flexible and extremely modular manner both hardware and software parts are designed. Furthermore, the supplied system shall be capable of seamlessly be expanded by at least 50% of its initial capacity. Here again the SITTI approach to modular architecture plays a fundamental role, thus allowing expansion in an extremely smooth way.

SITTI FOR THE FAR EAST

Myanmar is a strategic country on the routes between Europe and Africa on one hand and the Far East area and Australia on the other hand. Because of its long stretch, practically all flights heading to Thailand, Vietnam, Southern China shall overfly Myanmar, former Burma.

Through a Thai company, SAMART, SITTI is about to deliver a new MULTIFONO® M800IP® to the Yangon Air Control Centre (ACC). This will help the further development of the country, by ensuring a higher level of flight safety and reliable communications. The Yangon (former Rangoon) ACC, half way in the almost 2000 km long country, is a perfect place from where to control the air traffic flow.

The MULTIFONO® M800IP Voice Communication System (VCS) comes along with 22 Controller Working Positions (CWP) and is equipped with the capability of interfacing 32 analogue 4W E&M radio channels plus 64 VoIP ED137 radios; as for the telephone part of the system, 48 analogue 2W/4W E&M lines and 30 VoIP connections are supported.

Simulation facilities for the Air Traffic Management Centre (ATMC) are also included with additional 5 controller positions.

SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solutions to Customer needs, both in the Civilian and Military fields. The leading edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.

SITTI CONSOLES FOR CROATIA

SITTI is a world primary system supplier and integrator of Operational and Technical solutions for Air Traffic Control for both Civil organisations and Military Air Forces. SITTI is not only known for high technology and reliability of their Voice Communication Systems, but also for the relevant ancillary equipment and Controller Working Position consoles for use in airfield towers and Air Traffic Control Radar and Procedural Centres.

ATC Controllers are tasked with a heavy and responsible workload. As such, they deserve an ergonomic and easy-to-use environment to access all required communication and control facilities (e.g. Radar and Radios). In line with these requirements, SITTI Workstation Consoles are designed with high consideration for Operator comfort and fatigue related factors, whilst providing efficient and effective access to equipment and services for long term daily use.

Croatia Control, the state-owned company operating in the Republic of Croatia to provide air navigation services (ANS), finalised an order to SITTI for the supply of a number of consoles to be installed at the approach centres (TMA) and airfield towers (TWR) of Zagreb, Pula, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik. Following strict regulations and special requirements from the customer, SITTI customised its consoles to fulfil the customer needs.

The end user is at the core of SITTI interest when it comes to consoles. Design criteria also took into consideration such aspects as choice of materials, seating adjustment, optimisation of viewing angles and conditions, noise isolation and ventilation, touch and feel aspects, as well as the correct positioning of communication elements (keyboards, connector panels, loudspeaker location etc.).

SITTI IN THE ARABIC PENINSULA

For coping with local air traffic needs, new Voice Communication Systems (VCS) have been ordered by the Saudi Arabian Wasmah company to SITTI on behalf of RSAF (Royal Saudi Air Force). The MULTIFONO® M800IP® has all characteristics to fulfil the received requirements.

4 systems are expected to be delivered during 2019.

Additionally, 4 crash phone systems have also been ordered to deal with emergency situations. Recording and GPS precision clock distribution systems are also part of the supply.

About 30 analogue and VoIP radio channels, as well as more than 20 analogue and VoIP telephone lines, shall be interfaced by 6 controller working positions. The systems are already prepared for housing a 25% capacity increase. This will not be affecting the system performance and behavior, thanks to the native modularity and scalability characteristics of the MULTIFONO® VCS systems by SITTI.

SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solutions to Customer needs, both in the Civilian and Military fields. The leading edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.

CYBER SECURITY CERTIFICATE

CYBER SECURITY CERTIFICATE

Security is getting paid more and more importance in the world at all levels. Every day newspapers report attacks by malicious people. It is not only a matter of physical terrorism: attacks can also be perpetrated in silence and without injuries. These are cyberattacks. Cyberattacks may be as devastating as true bombs.

High-technology companies are among the preferred targets of such attacks, not only for the possibility of stealing information to be resold or destroyed, but even for just the insane pride of having been able to overcome the barriers that are in place for preventing such attacks. Once information of any kind is reached in the course of an attack, the damage for the attacked company can result being very serious. Confidential information can be cancelled, resold, made public, or may even be used for blackmail purposes.

SITTI has always been sensible to this security aspect. The high level of technology that is every day managed by the company and the utmost importance of providing secure systems to our customers (regardless whether civil or military) makes it vital to protect us from any kind of possible attack or even threat of an attack. This is the reason for which SITTI is using all possible means to prevent intruders to enter the company network and access our information, including details on customers, contacts, contracts, finance, staff privacy, etc.

In order to verify that the efforts done so far are really effective, SITTI asked APMG International to assess the conformance of the organization defenses to the CYBER ESSENTIALS requirements against cyberattacks. SITTI has been awarded this certificate in June 2019.

SITTI IN CHILE

The International Airport “Carriel Sur” at Concepcion (Talcahuano) is going to have a brand new MULTIFONO® M800IP® system installed. DGAC (Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil) is the Chilean Air Navigation Service Provider whose services will benefit from the new system.

The list of interfaces required by the customer is significantly large and diversified, including the capability of connecting both analogue and VoIP radios and telephones. Such requirements do not represent a problem for SITTI M800IP® system, because this latter is natively capable of dealing with many concurrent types of interfaces, thanks to its modular and distributed architecture.

The following figures give an idea of the customer needs that SITTI M800IP® system is asked to fulfil (in brackets the already foreseen expansion):
• 4W E&M analogue radios in main/standby mode: 8 (+4)
• VoIP ED137 radios in main/standby mode: 8 (+2)
• Best signal selection (BSS) modules: 4
• Analogue telephone lines: 30
• Analogue hot line telephone lines: 20
• SIP/IP telephone connections: 30 (+30)
• Controller Working Positions (CWP): 8

Site Acceptance Test (SAT) is foreseen at the end of 2019.

SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solutions to Customer needs, both in the Civilian and Military fields. The leading edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.

FIELD DEPLOYABLE SYSTEMS TO BRAZIL

In its vast offer of innovative products, SITTI also developed and customized field deployable Voice Communication Systems (VCS) to be used by military Air Forces in tactical arrangements. SITTI field deployable VCS is named M802IP. This is derived from the well known MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, from which it derives all its leading characteristics, performance and capabilities.

Two M802IP systems have been ordered for use by the Primeiro Grupo de Comunicações E Controle (1° GCC) either inside a shelter or on the field. The field deployable system is housed in special “cases” conforming to military specifications that allow transportation and installation wherever needed for controlling the airspace.

A significant number of Controller Working Positions is included in the supply, connected via optic fibre with the capability of interfacing both analogue and VOIP single radios, as well as analogue and VOIP telephone lines. Radio reception is under the control of a sophisticated Best Signal Selection (BSS) facility to guarantee controllers the best received audio at any moment in time. Recording and GPS precision clock complete the supply.

This project will be directly managed by SITTI subsidiary in Brazil, SITTI do Brazil.

THAILAND, SITTI SUPPLY

The Hua Hin International Airport, near Bangkok, required 3 Voice Communication Systems (VCS) for widening the scope and depth of its air traffic control capabilities. Through its local reprensative, V&S COMMUNICATION Ltd, SITTI has been awarded this supply.

The VCS systems are used at the airport according to an double redundancy mode:
• The main VCS system is utilized for normal operations (MOPS)
• Should the main system be for any reason not available, the second VCS (fallback) will take over
• Should even the fallback system be unavailable, the third system (CON/TRA) will be replace the faulty systems and guarantee full and safe air traffic control by simple reconfiguration

While the main and fallback systems are very similar in size and interfacing capability (12 controller working position each, plus 60 analogue + VoIP radio channels, 30 telephone lines, GPS precision distribution clock), the CON/TRA system has originally been thought of as a training (TRA) system. In case of emergency (when the other two systems are not available), this latter system can enter into service as a contingency (CON) system. Although slightly less equipped (8 CMP, 40 radios, 24 telephone lines), this will allow local air traffic controllers to continue their work even in the toughest conditions, thus guaranteeing safe and uninterrupted service to aircrafts.

SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solutions to Customer needs, both in the Civilian and Military fields. The leading edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.

SRI LANKA USES SITTI SYSTEMS

The presence of SITTI in the Indian sub-continent expands, thanks to the recent contract signed with AASL (Airport and Aviation Services [Sri Lanka] Limited), the Sri Lankan Air Navigation Service Provider and also the Civil Airports Operator. The contract covers one of the key elements in the modernization of the Sri Lanka’s aviation infrastructure in keeping with the latest technological developments in the Air Traffic Communications, with the supply of two brand new Voice Communication Systems (VCS) in Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Colombo Airport, Ratmalana (RMA), and the installation of new VOIP radio transmitters and receivers (provided by JOTRON).

The two Voice Communication Systems belong to the MULTIFONO® M800IP® family. The significant number of requested features and interfaces are supported by M800IP® with the purpose of creating an integrated network between the two sites, so that operators on one site can access resources belonging to the other site, according to Customer policies. The BIA system envisages 23 Controller Working Positions (CWP), 24 VOIP radio channels, 66 analogue radios, more than 120 telephone lines (VOIP+analogue), while the system in Ratmalana encompasses other 25 CWPs, more than 70 telephone lines and 68 radio channels (VOIP+analogue). The two systems are interconnected via E1 and VOIP links to allow resource sharing.

The high level of functions integration at all CWPs allows controllers to safely, easily and intuitively interface both Telephone connections and Radio communication facilities provided by the MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS system, which provides resource site-sharing capabilities, e.g. making it possible to define which radios on one site can be directly accessed from another site.

SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solutions to Customer needs, both in the Civilian and Military fields. The leading edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.

FAA VOIP Interoperability

During the first two weeks of May, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the USA has been hosting a very important event, aimed at the verification of the true interoperability between equipment from different vendors. The goal is to check whether VCS systems, radio devices and recorders can work together using the brand new ED137C standard, i.e. the C version of the world famous ED137 standard on VOIP in the ATM field.

14 vendors gathered in Atlantic City to run a large number of tests, thus proving the completeness and robustness of the standard on one hand and of their equipment on the other hand. Pairings between all vendor equipment have been executed, in order to allow e.g. SITTI VCS system to be interfaced to any other VCS, Radio, Recorder from different manufacturers.

SITTI has been participating in the event with a full ED137C standard compliant system, composed by Controller Working Positions and radio/telephone VOIP interfaces. The result of the tests has been beyond expectations, thus not only confirming the compliance of SITTI systems to the latest available standards, but also consolidating the modular and scalable software and hardware architecture of the MULTIFONO(r) M800IP(r) VCS system.

MULTIFONO(r) M800IP(r) is the top-edge VOIP ED137 VCS system developed by SITTI, worldwide.