Betong is a town in southern Thailand, near the Malaysian border, capital of the Betong District, far down in the Thai territory on the Malaccan peninsula. Tourism is an important driver of the economy in the region, with almost a million foreign visitors a year. In order to further improve the local economy, as of 2018 Thailand’s transport ministry is constructing the new Betong Airport. This latter is scheduled to be opened in June 2020, designed to handle about 300 arrivals per hour.

The Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for the Thailand area (Aeronautical Radio of Thailand – AEROTHAI) had therefore the need to equip the new tower in Betong with a standards-compliant VCS system (Voice Communication System). The local partner of SITTI, V&S Communications Co. Ltd., proposed the MULTIFONO® M800IP® system by SITTI as the optimal solution for the Aerothai needs.

The extremely positive long-lasting reputation gained by SITTI in the region made the rest: the SITTI system has been chosen as the best answer to the requirements of the new modern airport. The system being provide to Betong includes the connection to 12 analogue telephone lines, 24 analogue 4 wire E&M radio connections, plus 24 VOIP ED-137 radio channels and 4 controller working positions (CWP). Conversations recording outputs, ambient recording and radio best signal selection (BSS) features are also foreseen.

The active contribution given by SITTI to the development and standardization of the EUROCAE ED-137 world standard guarantees the customer of a complete adherence of SITTI systems to the latest available document requirements, further confirmed by the large base of installed VOIP systems all around the world.

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.