SITTI AT WATC 2019

The World ATM Congress (WATC) in Madrid is the place where the ATM and ATC players and stakeholders meet once a year to show their achievements. WATC is in fact the world most important event for Air Traffic Management, organised by CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) and ATCA (Air Traffic Control Association). The show in Madrid is the right place where to deliver innovative products and meet customers, having a look at the future market trends.

Continuing the positive and uninterrupted tradition since many years, SITTI has been participating in the World ATM Congress in Madrid from March 12 to March 14, 2019.

As a market leader in Voice Communication Systems worldwide, SITTI showed visitors from many ANSPs its top-edge systems and integrated functions, including recording systems, handy integration of air management applications, Controller Working Positions (CWP) with unparalled configurable features. The list of products offered to customers has increased, not only enlarging the offer of even more performing radio and telephone interfaces, but proposing SITTI as a one-stop supplier, capable of delivering complete turn-key solutions, based on ED137 VOIP technology, not forgetting the interface and integration of analogue and digital legacy communications.

The excellent opportunities offered by this exposition, allowed SITTI to confirm its reputation as a reference point in this market. A product catalogue can be download at the following links:
CIVIL PRODUCTS and MILITARY PRODUCTS

SITTI FIELD DEPLOYABLE VCS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

SITTI has been awarded (through Mobile Air Traffic Control Systems Ltd) a contract for the provision of 4 mobile (field deployable) Voice Communication Systems for military use in the Middle East. The supplied system will enhance the defense capability of an important Nation in that area.
M802IP®, the M800IP®-family VoIP field deployable system, explicitly thought for military mobile applications, is the perfect synthesis between SITTI proven experience in Military Air Traffic Control (ATC) equipment and the particular requirements for “heavy duty” environments. M802IP® is built on the extremely reliable architecture of M800IP® MULTIFONO® VOIP Voice Communication System, and it further emphasizes the characteristics of modularity, robustness and ease of deployment. The system architecture is based on three main building blocks:
• Switching Unit – M802IP® dual redundant Gigabit LAN backbone, built and managed by distributed Switching Units, connected each other via fiber optic multi-mode links. Two independent LAN switches are included to Interface Units and Controller Working Positions (CWP).
• Interface Unit – Standard VOIP and/or legacy Radio/Telephone interfaces of different kinds are provided in a single unit, powered by independent AC/DC modules and connected to M802IP® dual redundant Gigabit backbone.
• CWP – A rugged protective case includes a complete Controller Working Position, composed by 12” touch-computer, headset, handset and monitor loudspeaker. CWPs are powered by external AC/DC module and are connected to M802IP® dual redundant Gigabit backbone.
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® product family provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.

ASEC COMPLETES CAUSASUS COVERAGE

In the first half of 2020, SITTI will be providing a new system to Azerbaijan, more precisely to the Airspace Supervision & Efficiency Center (ASEC) in Baku, which is part of Azeraeronavigatsiya (AZANS), the Azerbaijan Air Navigation Service Provider. ASEC has been designed for 3 main functions :
• air traffic flow management, with the purpose to optimize the airspace utilization in the region, acting as the connecting point between CFMU in Brussels (Eurocontrol) and Singapore
• contingency center to be able to “clear the sky” in case of failure of the main ATC system in Baku,
• virtual tower to provide Air Traffic Services in Gabbala remotely from Baku.

With the help of ASEC, Azerbaijan is aiming at becoming a strategic partner of both Eurocontrol and the Asian Flow Planning Center in the field of airspace organization, using international flight planning and data distribution systems. ASEC is also responsible for improving the existing route network structure in the Caucasian region and local risk analysis, quality monitoring and standards compliance.

SITTI, through Thales LAS France SAS, will be helping ASEC with the provision of a brand new Voice Communication System (VCS) of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® family and a recorder/playback system (VRS). The supplied M800IP® VCS is made of a fully ED137 system, with duplicated LAN. The requirement of interfacing analogue VHF/UHF radios and analogue telephone lines is accomplished by modular interfaces that can at any moment in time be increased in number or upgraded to fully VOIP ED137 connections, as soon as the connected sites move to the IP technology. M800IP® is in fact capable of coping with different communication technologies at the same time. Some integrated Controller Working Positions (CWP) complete the supply to the ASEC Crisis Room, Supervision Room and Virtual Tower.

Following the important installations in the rest of Caucasian area, with the provision of the above described system to ASEC, SITTI is going to complete the coverage of all Nations between Iran and Russia, through which a large part of the air traffic between Europe and Asia is flowing and constantly increasing. The MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System family guarantees the Customer an excellent coverage of its needs and expansion plans.

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.