SITTI (Italy) is proud to announce that after competitive bidding, Airport Authority of India (AAI) awarded our company a major Supply Installation Testing & Commissioning (SITC) contract for a large number of Voice Communication (VCS) and Voice Recording Systems (VRS) to serve 45 airports across the country, Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) and Specialized Maintenance Unit (SMU). The contract is subdivided into several consignments whose delivery spans from this year to end of 2020. The following will be provided under this contract
- 48 VCS – Voice Communication Systems (Main)
- 16 VCS – Voice Communication Systems (Fallback)
- 77 RRS – Remote Radio Stations
- 726 CWP – Controller Working Positions (Main)
- 128 CWP – Controller Working Positions (Fallback)
- 48 VRS – Voice Recording Systems
The Voice Communication Systems being supplied to AAI belong to the top performing MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, which is fully compliant to the international ED 137 VoIP standard adopted by ICAO & EUROCONTROL for VoIP applications in the Air Traffic Control field. Furthermore, these systems are natively equipped with plug-in interfaces that allow connection to analogue and digital links of any different kind.
The VCS systems to be deployed at 45 airports across the country (ranging from small airports to very large ACC centers), Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) and Specialized Maintenance Unit (SMU) will be in charge of managing local and remote radio stations, where appropriate gateway devices will grant the possibility of taking full advantage of the standard ED 137 performances.
The provision of such a large number of systems and ancillary equipment to the Airport Authority of India comes after other very successful projects in the same area, where SITTI products could be evaluated as the best choice for the fulfilment of the challenging requirements set by the management of big air traffic movements. Thanks to the supplied systems and the extraordinary positive reputation gained in over 10 years of presence in India through other large projects, SITTI is proud of supporting AAI in the development of the Indian region.
The long-term presence in the market of mission-critical systems for very demanding customers allows SITTI to present its solutions to all organisations where secure, reliable and controlled communications are required through integrated communication solutions, with high efficiency and effectiveness for flight safety.
SITTI is a world primary system supplier and integrator of Operational and Technical solutions for Civil and Military Aviation communications and strategic services and customers, such as ANSPs, Fire Brigades, Search & Rescue, Railways, Police, Air Defence, Control and Command Centres, wherever secure, reliable and controlled communications are required.
A special attention has been paid by SITTI in the development of a transportable and easy deployable solution for a Voice Communication System (VCS) for military applications in tactical arrangements. Such a system is derived from the general MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS family, from which it inherits all its leading characteristics, performance and capabilities. The deployable system is housed in special “cases” conforming to military specifications that allow transportation and installation wherever needed for controlling the airspace.
The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) ordered SITTI a transportable system to be used by the 4th BTS (Telecommunications Brigade for Air Defence and Flight Assistance) based in Borgo Piave, near Rome, to accomplish their institutional tasks. The main characteristics of the supplied system are:
- interface to 10 single and multiple-channel analogue/VoIP radios
- interface to 10 analogue telephone lines
- connections to digital existing equipment
- supervision, configuration, maintenance, alarm monitoring software
- 2 controller working positions
All above is planned to be installed within 2019.
The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare – AM) has a base close to Trapani, Sicily, for the coverage of the Southern Italian air space. The Trapani air base is already equipped with a MULTIFONO® M800IP Voice Communication System (VCS) which has now to be expanded to allow local military personnel to better supervise the area.
It not just a matter of expanding the number of Controller Working Positions, but also to reinforce ancillary (yet not less important) aspects like duplicated power distribution, batteries, loudspeakers, etc. The installation is expected to be completed within the current year.
The material supplied by SITTI is destined to increment the controllers’ capabilities in all three environments constituting the ATC function at the air base:
- SOR – Sala Operativa di Reparto
- BOC – Base Operative Center
- TWR – Airport Tower
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, conformant to the ED 137 standard.
Sorocaba is a town not far from Sao Paulo, where SITTI (in collaboration with Global Business Pro) is going to install a new Voice Communication System (VCS). This is a small system belonging to the well known MULTIFONO® M800IP® family. Thanks to intrinsic high modularity of this type of systems, the Sorocaba system will benefit of the same top-edge features and performance of larger installations.
Full IP based backbone, analogue and digital radio and telephone interfaces, high performing controller working positions, digital E1 links are among the standard characteristics of the supplied system:
- 6 analogue and VoIP radio channels
- 15 analogue and VoIP telephone interfaces
- 5 Controller Working Positions (CWP)
- 1 E1 digital link
- 1 Supervision and Configuration workstation
The M800IP® architecture is such that at any time it is possible to add new positions and/or interfaces in a completely seamless way.
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.
Since long time, the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare – AM) has been having military Air Traffic Controllers at Linate SCC/AM (Servizi di Coordinamento e Controllo), in collaboration with the co-located civil Air Traffic Control administration. In the frame of the reinforcement of the air space control, a new modern Voice Communication System is required to cope with the increasing and demanding needs of the air space supervision of Northern Italy.
SITTI is going to provide AMI with Main and Stand-by MULTIFONO® M800IP® systems that will allow the local Italian Air Force staff to get advantage of the top-edge characteristics of Voice over IP (VoIP) in the field of Air Traffic Management, according to the well-known world standard ED 137, which SITTI contributed to develop. The communication system is equipped with analogue and digital interfaces towards local and remote radios, as well as with VoIP native connections.
Additionally, new consoles for controllers are being supplied by SITTI. These consoles are equipped with a horizontal roll bar to install map and radar screens and other displays above the controller seat, thus being the ideal solution for ATC Approach and Area Control Centres. Special attention has been paid to allow easy installation and on-going operational maintenance access without affecting Controller operations.
The installation also includes 12 controller working positions with instant messaging features, a voice recording system, connection to the existing ENAV (the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider) civil voice communication system, frequency monitoring applications, supervision and maintenance software.
Factory Acceptance Test is expected to take place within Q3/2019, while the main Voice Communication System with its consoles and positions will be installed on site by Q1/2020. The stand-by M800IP system will be put in service some time later, mid 2021.
The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) for the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, Germany has been ordering SITTI the provision of a Voice Recorder System (VRS) to keep memory of all data and voice communications exchanged between operators of their new M800IP® MULTIFONO® Voice Communication System (VCS) with more than 130 Controller Working Positions (CWP).
As Europe’s centre of excellence for satellite operation, it is vital for ESOC to rely on equipment, systems and software of highest reliability and resilience to accomplish their tasks of controlling spacecraft in orbit, and manage their global tracking station network. At any one time, ESOC operates more than 15 satellites (at time of publication), with multiple 20 new missions in preparation and others under study (www.esa.int/ops)
SITTI supplied ESOC with the new Voice Recorder System VRS800G, which is powered by GuardREC. VRS800G is a latest solution for unified recording of different sources. It has been designed to meet stringent operational requirements of availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using a complete non-blocking, modular, open architecture that ensures high reliability, maintainability and availability values.
The VRS800G system has the capability to interface Digital, Analogue, E1 communication lines and VoIP connections (RTP, SIP, ED137), as well as Radar Screen, Raw data, CCTV. Each supplied system has the capacity of 300 recording channels and is complemented by a web-based replay and configuration tool. The supplied VRS is fully integrated with the large M800IP® MULTIFONO® Voice Communication System (VCS) that SITTI already provided ESOC with for the Control Center of Darmstadt (Germany).
For over 70 years, SITTI has been configuring integrated solutions for Air Traffic Control communication, emphasising on efficiency, reliability and safety. The long term presence in the market of mission-critical systems for very demanding customers like ESA, allows SITTI to present its solutions to all organisations where secure, reliable and controlled communications are required.