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 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 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.

Italian Ambassador at SITTI Stand

Mr. Stefano Sannino, the Italian Ambassador in Spain, visited SITTI stand at the WORLD ATM CONGRESS in Madrid. This was a perfect occasion for showing the Ambassador the level of excellence reached by this Italian company in the highly competitive field of Air Traffic Control.

The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Simone Turchetta, responsible for the Commercial Economic Office of the Italian Embassy in Spain. Both Mr. Sannino and Mr. Turchetta showed great interest in the products developed by SITTI and congratulated for the high technological level that makes SITTI a top level player in the world.

World ATM Congress 2018

Continuing a positive tradition, also this year SITTI participated in the World ATM Congress in Madrid (March 2018).

The World ATM Congress (WATC) is 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.

As a market leader in Voice Communication Systems worldwide, SITTI participated as a manufacturer to show ANSPs its top-edge systems and integrated functions. The excellent possibilities offered by this exposition, allowed SITTI to confirm its reputation as a reference point in this market, capable of providing turn-key systems as well as convergence solutions, based on the latest VOIP technology, fully compliant to the ED137 standard.

Many new products are been presented to the show. Come and discover them all.