NEW ROLES AT SITTI

SITTI is a primary manufacturer of Voice Communication Integrated Solutions, delivering its products worldwide. In order to further better tackle the challenges in the air traffic control market, in their meeting of April 29th, the shareholders decided a re-arrangement of the roles and responsibilities in the leadership and management of SITTI:

  • Patrizia Crovato (see picture) is the new President of SITTI
  • Mario Scovenna takes on the position of General Manager
  • Andrea Sasselli assumes the role of Technical Director
  • Giorgio Donnini is in charge of the Business Development

We wish all of them a fruitful work for the present and future development of the company.

ASECNA, INEO E&S and SITTI for a safer sky

ASECNA has recently awarded SITTI with a contract for the provision of 3 new Voice Communication Systems (VCS) for the capital cities of Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville and Niger. ASECNA (acronym for Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation Aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar, i.e. the Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar) is an international public organization composed of 18 Member States. Created in 1959 and based in Dakar-Senegal, its mission is to provide air navigation services, aeronautical information services and aeronautical meteorology services to the airspace under the jurisdiction of its Member States and the oceanic airspace in central Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Guinea and Indian Ocean.

The MULTIFONO® M800IP® system by SITTI has been chosen as the backup VCS system for equipping the Air Traffic Control facilities respectively in Ouagadougou, Brazzaville, Niamey. The three systems are quite similar to each other. They constitute of analogue connections to existing radios plus a standard ED-137 interface to the most recent technological VOIP solution; analogue telephone links to currently available lines are further enhanced by a standard VOIP telephone interface compliant to the ED-137 EUROCAE standard. All systems are also provided with 16 Controller Working Positions (CWP) to give controllers easy and intuitive access to all radio and telephone facilities needed to safely accomplish their important job for making flights safer.

The VCS delivered by SITTI is used as a backup to the three new main VCS AIRvoice full-IP ED-137 designed, manufactured and delivered by INEO E&S, a company of EQUANS France, for ASECNA ACCs together with three AIRvoice VCS systems dedicated to HF telecommunications. Such VCS redundant and fault tolerant architecture enables safe and full 7/ 24 ATM operation. INEO E&S is the main contractor of this contract and performs the programme management, commissioning, on site deployment and the logistics support, SITTI being a co-contractor.

A semi-automatic solution has been implemented to allow the local maintenance teams to easily move from the main to the backup system in a very short time. Other interesting functions included are the radio Best Signal Selection (BSS) capability and redundancy features to guarantee a continuous workflow even in case of failures, according to the fault-tolerant general principle of SITTI systems (no single point of failure).

Contacts

  • SITTI: Giovanni Modugno, Program Manager, giovanni.modugno@sitti.it
  • INEO E&S: Hop TON THAT, Executive Director for ATM International sales and operations, tonthat@equans.com

 

Ineo E&S (a company of EQUANS France) is the expert in ATM systems and services with a 40+ year-experience in ATM product design, telecoms and energy solutions integration for Control Towers, ACCs, Runways, Airports worldwide. The AIRvoice Full-IP / ED-137 VCS is already operating on 16 ASECNA sites together with a maintenance and logistics support running contract. Products portfolio also include AIRrecord audio/video/data IP recorder, AIRtouch ITWP to control and monitor all the ATM and Airport equipment and systems. INEO E&S is the world leader for VSAT ATM networks. INEO E&S also delivers turn-key programmers.

VOIP GATEWAY BY SITTI IN MOZAMBIQUE

Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique, on the Indian Ocean with more than half a million people. Beira hosts the largest harbour in the area, which is of great importance for Mozambique itself, but even more for other neighbour countries that do not have direct access to the sea. All these aspects make of Beira a very important city, whose airport plays a fundamental role in the economy of the whole country.

The International Airport at Beira is currently using a voice communication system (VCS) by SITTI for the control of the air traffic in the region. The VCS installed at Beira belongs to the MULTIFONO® M600S family. This latter is using the TDM technology for allowing controllers to have access to the communication facilities of the airport.

VOIP is going to be gradually introduced in the country. Because of the different technology used, VOIP radios and telephone lines cannot be directly interfaced to the Voice Communication System. To allow them to be effectively connected to the VCS, an appropriate VOIP Gateway System shall be installed, capable of converting different protocols and signals.

This is the task performed by SITTI’s Gateway Voice System (GVS) that makes it possible for the customer to continue using the current TDM system and at the same time interface and fully use new VOIP radios and telephone lines. Each card in the GVS can handle up to 8 connections to remote radios or telephones, thus giving Beira International Airport all needed communication capacity.

SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, capable of giving prompt and top edge solution answers 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.

New SITTI-ENAV Integrated Tower Product

At the World ATM Congress 2021 in Madrid, SITTI and ENAV Group are jointly announcing their new product Tower Integrated Information System (TIIS), a co-brand turn-key solution to integrate all systems and applications used in ATC Towers.

Come visit us at booth 562.

TIIS complete configuration is composed by:

  • ATC Console
  • TIIS Management Application
  • Tower Electronic Strip Bay
  • Tower Controller Working Position
  • Workstation for Flight Data Processing
  • Automatic Weather Observation System
  • Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service
  • Aeronautical Dynamic Data Management
  • Aeronautical Message Handling System
  • Voice Communication System
  • Audio/Video Recording and Playback System
  • Local and Remote Alarm Systems
  • Runway Lights
  • Ancillary equipment (Cameras, I/O devices)

Thanks to TIIS Management Application, all or part of the above systems can be supplied and integrated. Furthermore, its scalability and flexibility allow the integration of third-party legacy systems. Tower Integrated Information System is a hardware/ software solution for airports of any size or Remote Towers, which concentrates different data sources into one integrated product that reduces the number of objects on the controller working position desks. The ATC applications can be arranged in configurable desktops and layouts, each dealing with different management aspects, according to the Customer needs.

KENYA CHOOSES SITTI

Jomo Keniatta (Nairobi) and Moi International (Mombasa) Airports in Kenya will be soon equipped by SITTI ultimate Voice Communication Systems (VCS). SITTI has in fact been awarded the supply of two MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS systems for the modernization of the air traffic control infrastructure in this African country.

More precisely, one M800IP® system will be used in Nairobi NBO airport for the local tower, approach and area control center, while the other one in the Mombasa MBA airport tower and approach center. The new MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System will be installed in the second half of 2019, to become operative in early 2020. Among the many demanding features required by the customer, the following ones are worth being mentioned:

RADIO

  • Dynamic delay compensation for ED137 and 4W E&M connections

TELEPHONE

  • SIP interfaces
  • IP bridge between Nairobi and Mombasa
  • Hunting
  • Meet Me Conference
  • Call Forking
  • Group Call
  • Calling Line Identification Presentation (CLIP)
  • Several call conferencing modes

CONTROL, CONFIGURATION AND SUPERVISION

  • Diagnostic functions
  • Maintenance Monitoring
  • Alarm Recording, Handling and Analysis
  • System Re-configuration
  • Re-Sectoring and Role assignment
  • Generation of statistics

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.

SITTI REINFORCES PRESENCE IN WEST AFRICA

After the successful installation of its MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System (VCS)  at the new Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) in Dakar, SITTI is being providing another system to the Senegal Armed Forces. The new system also includes a Voice Recorder and Replay System (VRR) to provide all features needed for a complete, efficient and effective supervision of the assigned airspace. The VCS supplied by SITTI allows the connection of both radio and telephone ED137 VOIP channels/interfaces, thus permitting operators to communicate with their counterparts using the latest technology available on the market.

As usual for this kind of projects, SITTI set up a dedicated team that closely follows the progress of the project steps, from installation to commissioning, to ensure that the project meets the high quality and performance standards applicable to military services. After Factory Acceptance Tests, the system will be installed and set-up in Dakar in the first half of next year.

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.

MITIGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SITTI has been awarded (through Techno Sky and ENAV) the supply of a brand new VCS (Voice Communication System) and ancillary equipment for the International Airport of Mitiga (Tripoli) in Libya. The MULTIFONO M800IP(R) system is going to be installed at the airport, together with an advanced IP crashphone system. In addition, a set of consoles for the local operators is also included. The final Customer, the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority, is in fact willing to further develop the air traffic infrastructure provided so far, by also relying on a modern crashphone system based on the latest most advanced IP technology.

The supplied VCS system will be capable of interfacing both analogue and VOIP radio channels, these latter based on the world VOIP ED137 standard. Furthermore, a number of telephone lines are also dealt with, in order to provide local ATC controllers with all the required facilities to best manage the traffic under their responsibility. Ergonomic consoles will allow operators to access communication means in an easy and integrated manner. According to the current schedule, the overall supply will be installed and put into operation in Q3 this year.

SITTI confirms its capacity to respond to the Customer needs, by supplying a variety of integrated systems and devices, to make the work of ATC controllers simple and air traffic safer.

VCS active at Dakar (Senegal)

Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) is the new international airport in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. The airport construction initially began in April 2007 and after some delays finally resumed in November 2016; it was commissioned in December 2017.

SITTI contributed to the successful commissioning by supplying a new MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System (VCS) with 16 Controller Working Positions and relevant consoles. The new airport is intended to replace the old Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, which handled approximately two million passengers in 2015.