Air traffic control in the skies of Costa Rica is carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority – DGAC and the Central American Corporation of Air Navigation Services – COCESNA, which is in charge of ATC functions in the upper airspace of the countries Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador.
In the general frame of enhancing, modernizing expanding its infrastructure to provide an always improving service to air navigation, DGAC and COCESNA requested SITTI to supply new equipment that will expand existing services and facilities. The new supply is intended for important sites that will facilitate air traffic management and improve the services provided.
The sites that will benefit from the new SITTI devices and systems are the El Coco Radar Control Centre, the Liberia Radar Control Centre, the Juan Santamaría International Airport, the Tobías Bolaños International Airport, the Daniel Oduber International Airport. Specifically, the El Coco Radar Control Centre will be equipped with an expansion of the VCS (Voice Communication System) already present in the facility, belonging to the MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, and a new VRS800S recording and playback system.
All sites will be equipped with gateway systems to connect legacy analogue and digital links that are converted to the EUROCAE ED137 world standard on VoIP (Voice over IP). This allows all data and voice streams to be transported over a common nationwide IP WAN infrastructure.
Another worthwhile feature that is going to be provided to these sites is the use of enhanced EAD (Emergency Access Device) systems. These are compact all-in-one modular solutions, designed to serve Air Traffic Control centres for contingency and emergency purposes. EAD allows direct VoIP ED137 communications with any remote radio equipment and gives local intercom telephone connectivity, allowing ED137-based calls to reach all devices connected via LAN or WAN, in full compliance with the ED137 standard.
SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top-level solution answers to Customer needs, both in the Civil and Military fields. The leading edge, redundant, non-blocking architecture of the SYNCRONIS® MULTIFONO® M800IP® provides flexibility and modularity for easy expansion and addition of further functionalities.