SITTI ON THE BALTIC SEA

SITTI is proud to announce to have signed a contract with ORO NAVIGACIJA (the State Lithuanian Air Navigation Service Provider) for the installation of a new Voice Communication System (VCS) at their Area Control Centre (ACC) premises in Vilnius. This new contract reinforces SITTI presence in the Baltic region, on both the Civil and Military markets, with its top-edge MULTIFONO® M800IP® system.

The supplied M800IP® VCS systems comes along with more than 50 Controller Working Positions (CWP), which are part of the supply, in order to fulfil different customer needs: console-integrated positions and a desktop version, which can be used at an ordinary work place. The high level of function integration at all CWPs allows controllers to easily and intuitively interface the Radio communication facilities provided by the M800IP® system, as well as Telephone and Intercom management, including ATS/QSIG.

The supplied system also includes communication facilities which are fully integrated in the MULTIFONO® M800IP® system, with total compliance to the latest ED137 VOIP standards, making it a future-proof system, ready for the connection and expansion of fully IP links. A Duplicated GPS Master Clock System is also part of the order. Factory Acceptance Tests are envisaged for next March, while Site Acceptance Tests are planned for May 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.

SITTI EXPANDS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Continuing its expansion in the VCS market in the South American countries, SITTI has completed the installation and set-up of brand new MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and ancillary equipment at 6 sites in Colombia. The supplied VCS systems include the latest Controller Working Positions (CWP) that allow controllers to easily and intuitively interface the Radio and Telephone communication facilities provided by the MULTIFONO® M800IP® system. The SITTI system has been chosen by Radiocom S.A. for Aeronáutica Civil in Colombia for the full adherence of the supplied systems to the Customer requirements and its positive response to the local operational needs.

The airports benefitting from the latest and most advanced VOIP technology provided by the MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS family are Villavicencio ACC and the towers of Florencia, Arauca, Saravena, Tame, Puerto Inírida. The wide experience of SITTI in the Air Traffic Control field is thus put at the Customer disposal through top edge systems, capable of interfacing analogue and IP radio channels, in order to provide local ATC controllers all the required facilities to best manage the traffic under their responsibility. M800IP® is in fact fully compliant to the latest EUROCAE ED137 VOIP standard, but also able to deal with analogue connections as well. These latter can be upgraded to digital ones as soon as the connection needs evolve.

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 SUPPORT TO CRUSEX 2018

From November 18 to 30, about 100 aircraft from 13 countries are crossing the skies of North-East Brazil in simulated war exercises of the largest joint multinational training of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB – Força Aérea Brasileira). This training exercise, named CRUSEX 2018, is simulating a true war, during which aircrafts from many different countries shall coordinate their activities and operative missions.

The 1st Group of Communications and Control (1st GCC) and CINDACTA3 provided personnel and equipment to support the preparation of such a large event, with large-scale operations of this magnitude. All this required the mobilization of the high-level best forces of FAB, involving a complex logistics and communications infrastructure, e.g. for expanding radar coverage, increasing the capacity of radio ground-air and air-air communications, allowing evaluation of real-time maneuvers and combat.

SITTI is a supplier to FAB (Força Aérea Brasileira) with its MULTIFONO® Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and ancillary equipment. SITTI has therefore been directly involved in the setting up and support of the communications network, by defining and appropriately modifying the configuration of their systems to allow capacity expansion and adaptation to the needs of CRUSEX 2018. A dedicated team of highly qualified experts worked side by side with the Brazilian Air Force to find the best effective solution for the high-demanding communications needs for this international air force training, over a very large area of operations. Both fixed and field deployable Military Voice Communications Systems have been utilized in a multitude of different tough environments, thus once more proving their robustness and reliability.

SITTI AT IGA INAUGURATION

The New Istanbul Airport has been inaugurated on last 29th October 2018. This brand new airport (IGA – Istanbul Great Airport) has been built on the European side of Istanbul, with the intention of further expanding the air traffic offer to passengers travelling from West to East and from North to South (and vice versa), and to become one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. When completed, the airport will encompass 6 runways, capable of dealing with about 3500 flights per day to 300 destinations, and an overall capacity of up to 200 million passengers per year.

As part of this exciting project, SITTI received an order for the provision of the new MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System (VCS) for the IGA tower. Installation, setting up and test phases have been carried out according to the very stringent and demanding plans, with the goal of fulfilling all operational requirements within the allotted short time frame. The new MULTIFONO® VCS is based on the VoIP technology, according to the most recent definitions and specifications of the international ED137 standard. It includes 39 controller working positions (CWP) that will be capable of interfacing 420 Rx/Tx radio channels (analogue and VoIP) and several analogue and VoIP telephone line.

Many other SITTI systems are already installed and operative in Turkey; they have been proving their reliability, scalability and robustness over the past years. The new VCS is connected through standard links to the other existing SITTI systems in the Nation, so to provide efficient and effective handling of all voice communications between controllers and pilots for a safe and smooth control of the traffic landing at or departing from the new airport.

The CEO of SITTI, Mr. Massimo Crovato, has been invited to the official inauguration at the presence of the President of Turkish Republic, Mr. Erdogan and more than 50 foreign leaders, ministers and high-level officials. The positive long-term relationship between SITTI and the Turkish airspace management bodies has been underlined by Mr. Crovato: “SITTI is proud to having contributed to this huge project, which is confirming SITTI as a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide. The prompt answer to Customer needs through the provision of top edge solutions is the strength of our company. Based on the very long, positive and fruitful collaboration with Turkish authorities, we have once more had the opportunity to support and concur to the development of the air traffic management of this vital area between Europe and Asia.

SITTI DO BRASIL AWARDED

ENGLISH VERSION

The Brazilian Minister of Defence admitted the General Manager of “SITTI do Brasil”, Mr. Riccardo Ornaghi, to the Order of Aeronautical Merit.

The Order of Aeronautical Merit is the highest Aeronautical honour awarded by the Brazilian Air Force Commander. This recognition rewards personnel of the Brazilian Air Force for notable services, as well as recognizes outstanding services done by Brazilian or foreign civil and military people to Brazil.

After the imposition of the Medal, occurred at ALA11 during the Aviator’s Day Celebration, the SITTI do Brazil Director presented the high award to the top management at the headquarters  in Milan, with special thanks to the Brazilian Air Force and to all the colleagues who participated to this important goal: “Such an important recognition is a reason of high honour to me and to SITTI company, professionally committed in Brazil over the last twenty years. This result could not have been achieved without the constant commitment of Italian and Brazilian colleagues who daily dedicate their energies to guarantee security and efficiency in the services provided. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Brazilian Air force for having recognized our efforts and results that, after this merit, shall always meet the highest expectations.”

PORTUGUÊS

O Ministro de Estado da Defesa Brasileira admitiu o Diretor Geral da SITTI do Brasil, Sr. Riccardo Ornaghi, no Corpo de Graduados Especiais da Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico tramite a portaria Nº 3.552/GM-MD publicada no DOU no de 21 de setembro de 2018.

A Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico é a mais alta distinção honorífica designada pelo Comandante da Aeronáutica. É destinada a premiar os militares da Aeronáutica que tenham prestado serviços relevantes ou notáveis ao País, assim como para reconhecer serviços prestados à Aeronáutica por personalidades civis e militares e por Organizações Militares e instituições civis, brasileiras ou estrangeiras.

Apos a imposição da Medalha, ocorrida na ALA11 durante a Comemoração do dia do Aviador, o Diretor da SITTI do Brasil apresentou a ilustríssima gratificação para os diretores da SITTI Itália agradecendo a FAB e todos os colegas que participaram a este importantíssimo resultado: “Ter recebido um reconhecimento tão importante é motivo de grandíssima honra para mim e para a empresa SITTI que atua no Brasil com comprometimento e profissionalismo há vinte anos. Este resultado não poderia ter sido alcançado sem o constante emprenho dos colegas italianos e brasileiros que diariamente dedicam próprias energias para garantir segurança e eficiência nos serviços prestados. Agradeço a FAB para ter reconhecido os resultados dos nossos esforços que, apos este mérito, deverão ser sempre mais eficazes procurando atender as mais altas espectativas”.

SITTI UPGRADE TO FIRE BRIGADES

At the beginning of 2018, the Italian Ministry of the Interior commissioned SITTI the upgrade of the Fire Brigades operational rooms covering the entire peninsula. The contract was assigned to SITTI in the frame of the modernization of the Fire Brigades communication facilities, under the supervision of the General Direction in Rome, Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco, as part of the European Unique Emergency Number 112 (NUE).

The upgrade activity involved 46 provincial commands of the Fire Brigades, for a total of 152 Controller Working Positions. In total 78 commands are being using the provided upgrades, for a total of 290 positions. This required a large need for coordination of the interventions, in order not to disrupt nor hinder the operational tasks assigned to the operational rooms, so that the level of assistance to the population is unaffected. The seamless transition to the new features assured continued presence of qualified personnel for dealing with emergency situations.

The positive result of this wide upgrade program once more confirmed the flexibility of SITTI products, that can be used for air traffic control as well as in the public assistance and civil defense fields.

SITTI VCS UPGRADE IN GEORGIA

Following the positive experience with the Voice Communication System (VCS) from SITTI, the Georgian Air Navigation Service Provider SAKAERONAVIGATSIA decided to upgrade the MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS systems deployed in the country to support simulation, frequency monitoring, local analogue radios. The affected sites are the major Georgian cities: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi.

The upgrade of the existing Voice Communication System in Tbilisi will allow simulation exercises in the dedicated simulation room close to the Tbilisi ACC Centre: tower controllers and pilots simulate their activities for training purposes in all weather and traffic conditions. This is accomplished through the flexible way the MULTIFONO® M800IP® is designed, thus allowing any new addition of positions and simulated radio/telephone lines. The frequency monitoring facility being implemented at the Georgian air traffic control centers gives controllers and technicians a clear view on how radio resources are being used in real time.

SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solution answers 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 REINFORCES PRESENCE IN WEST AFRICA

After the successful installation of its MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System (VCS)  at the new Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) in Dakar, SITTI is being providing another system to the Senegal Armed Forces. The new system also includes a Voice Recorder and Replay System (VRR) to provide all features needed for a complete, efficient and effective supervision of the assigned airspace. The VCS supplied by SITTI allows the connection of both radio and telephone ED137 VOIP channels/interfaces, thus permitting operators to communicate with their counterparts using the latest technology available on the market.

As usual for this kind of projects, SITTI set up a dedicated team that closely follows the progress of the project steps, from installation to commissioning, to ensure that the project meets the high quality and performance standards applicable to military services. After Factory Acceptance Tests, the system will be installed and set-up in Dakar in the first half of next year.

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 IN THE SPACE

ESOC is the European Space Operations Centre for ESA, the European Space Agency. The main task of ESOC is to coordinate all operations for European projects concerning space and satellites. Among these, coordination of the launch simulation and testing facilities, connection to satellites and communication ground stations all over the world, satellite control and maintenance activities, space observation, research studies, and many other related projects. Collection, analysis and distribution of geo-climatic, geographical and hydrological data is also among the tasks carried out by ESA/ESOC. Here is a link for further information about ESOC operations: www.esa.int/ops

ESOC had the need to migrate its connections to the outer world from their legacy analogue interfaces to modern, high-performance and robust VOIP interfaces, to be able to reliably connect to remote ground stations, other space agencies and space centres (e.g. NASA) for the coordination for all variegated, vast and complex ESOC projects. After comparing systems from different vendors, ESOC chose the solution proposed by SITTI as the most suitable for their needs.

SITTI has been providing ESOC with a large M800IP® MULTIFONO® Voice Communication System (VCS) made of 133 operative positions distributed in several buildings. Such positions allow ESOC staff to be connected to their partners worldwide through about 30 telephone gateways for IP PABX lines and further about 60 VOIP connections to ground stations, thus making communications mainly based on VOIP. The delivered VCS architecture is duplicated in all system components, making up an operative and an emergency system for possible contingency events. As a remarkable note, the installation of the new SITTI system did not require changes to the existing network infrastructure, thus reducing the migration costs for ESOC.

SITTI is very proud of contributing to the empowerment of ESOC, by supplying the switching and interface components needed for efficient communication. The use of M800IP® MULTIFONO® in a so challenging environment like a space agency furthermore confirms the flexibility and robustness of SITTI products.

ISTANBUL NEW AIRPORT

With the goal of further expanding their offer to passengers travelling from West to East and from North to South (and vice versa), Turkey is underway the construction of a new airport on the European side of Istanbul. The Istanbul New Airport planned to be the largest airport in the world, with 150 million annual passenger capacity, possibly expandable to 200 million, if required in the future. As of May 2018, around 90% of construction is completed. The inauguration of the airport is planned to take place on 29 October 2018.

SITTI is part of this exciting project, by providing the Voice Communication System (VCS) which will allow efficient and effective handling of all voice communications between controllers and pilots for a safe and smooth control of the traffic landing at or departing from the new airport. The MULTIFONO® VCS being provided is based on the VoIP technology, according to the most recent definitions and specifications of the international ED137 standard. The supplied system encompasses 39 controller working positions (CWP) that will be capable of interfacing up to 420 Rx/Tx radio channels (both analogue and VoIP) and several analogue and VoIP telephone line. NTP server, VoIP recorder and Emergency radio panels have been provided along with Voice Communication System. The new VCS will also have E1 and VoIP connectivity with the existing SITTI system installed in SMART Approach/TWR center in order to share radio/telephone resources between the two VCS.

SITTI is proud to contribute to this huge project, which is confirming SITTI as 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.