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.

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.

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 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”.

Another successful SAT – La Paz

In the framework of a larger program called SIDACTA (Radar Surveillance System Project) where Thales is acting as prime contractor, SITTI has been providing the La Paz APP Centre with a new MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System (VCS). The supply of the system included Controller Working Positions, radio and telephone interfaces, intercom facilities and a fully redundant voice recording system. The installation, configuration, setting to work and commissioning phases have been successfully followed by Site Acceptance Tests. These latter proved the complete adherence of the supplied system to the Customer requirements and its positive response to the local operational needs.

The SIDACTA project is also including other important sites in Bolivia, i.e. Cochabamba, Trinidad and Santa Cruz, aimed at giving operators access to both analogue and digital connections for the accomplishment of their tasks in the Bolivian airspace. The latest and most advanced IP technology provided by the MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS family is put at the Customer’s disposal, together with analogue-to-standard IP gateways.

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.