Continuing its expansion and progress in their modernization project, DGAC has installed a new VCS (Voice Communication System) at Concepcion. DGAC (Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil) is the Chilean ANSP (Air Navigation Service Provider) which SITTI has established an excellent relationship with, that allowed several other airport facilities to be equipped or upgraded with SITTI systems. These latter proved their reliability and capability of coping with local needs and requirements, as testified by the numerous installations in the country.
The international airport Carriel Sur of Concepcion is one of the largest airports in Chile, serving domestic and international flights, and also acting as an alternate airport for the main airport in the capital, Santiago del Chile. The number of connections to be managed at this airport is very significant and deserve a proper management to allow air traffic operators to have full access to all communication resources at any time.
“The MULTIFONO® M800IP® solution offered by SITTI bases itself on our well proven architecture that makes it possible to avoid any single point of failure, thus guaranteeing an extremely high reliability and availability ratio.” – Pietro Lucioli, SITTI Program Manager, explains – “All active elements are connected to the duplicated high speed backbone LAN, in charge of distributing all messages and information to the system components.”
Both E&M analogue and ED137 VoIP radios are connected to the VCS in main/standby mode, also providing Best Signal Selection (BSS) functions for the choice of the best received radio signal. At the same time, controllers can access more than 100 telephone lines (both analogue and SIP/IP). 8 brand new controller working positions (CWP) are envisaged; they are physically remote from the central unit, connected via duplicated optic fibre. GPS digital clocks and display units complete the system.
The new VCS has gone operative in March 2021, after deep testing and proper training of the controllers.