Voice Communication Systems (VCS) by SITTI represent the best choice for military and civil organizations worldwide, thanks to the unparalleled reliability, expandability and resilience. This is also testified by the large number of installations that are being undergone in many continents. Among these, noteworthy is the supply of 6 brand new MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication Systems (VCS) to the Indonesian air force for their SOCs (Sector Operation Centers).
Through a local company named PT. DIANANGKASA RAYA, SITTI has been awarded the provision of voice handling and management systems for 5 radar stations. Such systems are equipped with interface boards capable of connecting to analogue and digital links, both radio and telephone, including VoIP ones (Voice over IP). SITTI systems come along with the native capability of being interfaced to radios from any manufacturer, thus making it the most customizable system available on the market.
The supplied SOC system is also accompanied by recording system from SITTI. The VRS800G recorder is a no-single-point-of-failure system offering an extremely high performance and reliability level, capable of recording (and obviously of synchronously reproducing) both audio and video sources. This allows to keep track of both A/G and G/G communications (Air/Ground) (Ground/Ground) by means of a client/server recording system capable of storing long term information and events logging, thus allowing air traffic controllers to access and reproduce all conversations of interest. The interface to the existing MULTIFONO® VCS is guaranteed thanks to appropriate interface boards, capable of dealing with all communication protocols in use at the base.
The recorded data replay system permits operators to synchronize and have access to both audio and events occurred at the time of recording, so as to allow them to reconstruct the exact sequence of operations that took place. This is an important feature, especially for military purposes, in order to be able to help identifying possible targets and correcting error or providing alternative flight routes.
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.
Peace-keeping missions and emergency situations see the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare – AM) as a primary actor worldwide, either by its own or together with other Nations under a common coordination and command. The readiness and operation of the deployed force is continuously verified and improved by constant exercise to be ready at any moment in time to intervene. Field deployable Voice Communication Systems (VCS) allow rapid and effective access to operational awareness and air control. The use of deployable systems is of utmost importance especially in possibly hostile scenarios, where the air force may have been given the task of patrolling a given territory and check all flying vehicles.
The second RTC (Reparto Tecnico Comunicazioni) (Technical Communications Department) in Bari Palese under the command of Colonel Antonio Evangelio has been provided by SITTI with a new deployable systems, ready to be utilized in all theaters, when Italy is involved in operations outside the national borders – abbreviated as OFCN (Operazioni Fuori dai Confini Nazionali). This kind of deployable systems have been designed to guarantee the air force an extremely high level of reliability and expandability. They belong to the MULTIFONO® M800IP® family which is also extensively used in civil applications. Of course, the military usage has additional requirements (such as encryption, meteorological adverse conditions, temperature range, etc.) that are fully satisfied by SITTI systems, as testified by the large number of similar military systems being operative around the globe.
The initial configuration of the supplied system is easily expandable by simply adding the relevant hardware and configuring it, without compromising nor affecting current operations. Duplication of all network elements ensure the absence of any single point-of-failure that may jeopardize the system usage. Radio connections, telephone links, intercom facilities, legal recording are part of the system itself, so as to provide the air force with all needed resources for a very rapid tactical deployment in any operative scenario.
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.
The Brazilian air space is subdivided into 4 areas, each of which managed by a dedicated Air Control Center (ACC), named CINDACTA, acronym for “Centro Integrado de Defesa Aérea e Controle de Tráfego Aéreo” (Integrated Air Traffic Control and Air Defense Center). With the objective of expanding and enhancing the remote AFIS applications provided by these centers, a significant number of stations will be provided with “MultiFunctional Terminals” developed by SITTI.
MultiFunctional Terminals allow operators to have simultaneous access to integrated communications to and from SITTI VCS (Voice Communication System) and any other third-party application. External applications that can be integrated are of any kind. In the case of the Brazilian remote AFIS service, the following ones have been selected, although further future expansion is possible: Audio Center, Electronic Strips, Meteo and Cameras. The installed applications run in parallel and present their information on a single monitor, thus reducing the amount of unnecessary hardware on the operator’s desk, therefore enhancing his situational awareness and working comfort.
Multifunctional Terminals, based on the MT800 Platform developed by SITTI, will be delivered to the following stations:
- CINDACTA 1: Barbacena
- CINDACTA 2: Corumbá
- CINDACTA 2: Uruguaiana
- CINDACTA 3: Fernando de Noronha
- CINDACTA 4: Oiapoque
- CINDACTA 4: Vilhena
- CINDACTA 4: São José da Cacheira
- CINDACTA 4: Tiriós
- CINDACTA 4: Guajará-mirim
- CINDACTA 4: Tabatinga
The wide experience acquired by SITTI in the Air Traffic Control field is put at the Customer disposal not only through unparalleled Voice Communication Systems (capable of interfacing any kind of analogue/digital/VoIP radio and telephone link), but also by offering integrated solution that can greatly enhance the way tasks are carried out by controllers. The MT800 platform used for the MultiFunctional Terminals subject of this supply is another step forward in understanding and capturing customer needs and in providing modern and highly integrated solutions.
Chile is a country where SITTI is already at home. In fact, SITTI has recently supplied the Voice Communication System (VCS) to cover the needs of the national air navigation service provider, the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (e.g. https://www.sitti.it/sitti-in-chile). The positive performance demonstrated by the recently supplied systems has paved the way for the expansion of SITTI’s presence in this South American country. SITTI has been awarded a new contract to supply a new VCS system at La Independencia Airport in Rancagua, located about 80 km south of the capital Santiago.
The system to be installed in Rancagua, although not a large system, includes a series of state-of-the-art interfaces with ED-137 VoIP support capable of acting as a gateway between analog and IP connections. The system will include radio channels that will increase the coverage and management of Santiago de Chile’s airspace, allowing, among other features, to manage the system remotely with security.
The system provided will be the M800IP® Multiphone since its modular and distributed architecture has the native capacity to expand seamlessly at any time over time without compromising ongoing operations. The implementation and operation of the system is part of numerous projects in South America that SITTI will complete by 2020.
SITTI is a leading manufacturer and supplier of VCS worldwide, capable of providing timely and state-of-the-art solutions to the Customer’s needs, both in the civil and military fields. The cutting-edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® offers flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and the addition of more functionality.
Within the Brazilian national air force (FAB – Forza Aerea Brasileira), I C E A (Instituto de Controle do Espaço Aéreo) is the reference organization aimed at training human resources and conducting researches for the Brazilian Airspace Control System. Among the many activities carried out by ICEA, an important role is played by the provision of training to air traffic controllers that will be in charge of the correct and safe management of the steady increasing flow of aircrafts in the Brazilian skies.
ICEA is based in São José dos Campos and is already equipped with a SITTI Voice Communication System (VCS) simulator. This later is now going to be upgraded to include all training facilities to comply with the latest requirements set by the increasing usage of the IP technology in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) field. More specifically, instructors in São José dos Campos will be remotely connected to any compatible existing SITTI VCS in Brazil, therefore resulting in a much more cost effective training and reduced logistic requirements.
The upgrade process involves the VCS simulators at the LAB-SIM (Laboratorios de Simulação) and EOM (Escola de Operaçōes Militares) Audio Centers. In total, about 120 digital telephone connections will be managed by SITTI systems to allow a fruitful training at ICEA, where almost 180 controller working positions will be connected together; it is noteworthy to mention that about half of the positions are traditional ones installed into consoles, another the other half (95) is of the “stand-alone” type, i.e. they can be placed on any surface (desk).
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.
The contract between SITTI and AAI (Airport Authority of India) is a very large one, including a moltitude of systems to be deployed nationwide. This major contract for Supply Installation Testing & Commissioning (SITC) of a large number of Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and Voice Recording Systems (VRS) is divided into 5 consignment lots, corresponding to 5 big areas in the Indian subcontinent. The contract is intended to serve 45 airports across the country, plus Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) and Specialized Maintenance Unit (SMU).
The first lot has been delivered in December 2019 according to the agreed schedule (here is the relevant press release). The second part of the supply left Italy in February 202 after successful Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) by the inspectors deputed from Airports Authority of India (AAI) for checking compliance to the specifications. The following ten stations are going to be equipped with Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and Voice Recording Systems (VRS):
- Amritsar along with Fallback System
- Jaipur along with Fallback System
- Lucknow along with Fallback System
- Varanasi along with Fallback System
The numbers of this delivery are significantly high:
- 10 Main VCS Systems
- 4 Fallback VCS Systems
- 101 Controller Working Positions (CWP)
- 6 Remote Radio Stations
- 10 VRS (Voice Recording Systems)
The Voice Communication Systems which are being supplied to AAI belong to the top performing MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, fully compliant to the international ED-137 VoIP standard for VoIP applications in the Air Traffic Control field. Installation will be commenced after arrival of systems which will be followed by Site Acceptance Test (SAT).
Tonga Airports Ltd is the Airport and Air Navigation Service Provider for the Kingdom of Tonga, a South Pacific island nation. Tonga is well known for both tourism and for its agricultural resources. Tonga welcomes more than 60,000 visitors annually to admire and enjoy its natural beauties. This leads to the need for a good infrastructure for air traffic control, capable of coping with the expected increase in arrivals and commercial exchanges.
Through ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) Pte Ltd, based in Singapore, SITTI has been chosen to supply a new Voice Communication System (VCS) to the local Fua’amotu International Airport on Tongatapu Island.
SITTI proposed its MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System, equipped with 4 (four) Controller Working Positions (CWP), plus radio, telephone and intercom facilities.
This system ensures the final customer the full compliance to the latest international ATC standards, including those related to the well known ED 137 VoIP (Voice over IP) standard, thus making the system one of the most technologically advanced solutions available on in the market. Whenever needed, the system can be seamlessly expanded by simply configuring new resources by means of its supervision and configuration software.
SITTI is a worldwide leading VCS manufacturer, capable of giving prompt and top edge solutions to Customer needs, both in the Civilian and Military fields. SITTI’s state-of-the-art redundant, non-blocking architecture of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.