SITTI is honoured to have been a SILVER sponsor to the 13th IFATSEA AFRICA REGIONAL MEETING. This important event, gathering specialists and professionals from all over Africa, was organized by the Zambia Air Traffic Safety Electronics Association (ZATSEA) and took place from 13th to 16th June 2023 in Livingstone, Zambia.

SITTI is not new to the support and sponsorship of IFATSEA meetings in Africa, having been sponsoring the previous event in Tanzania and the global IFATSEA meeting in Istanbul and Rome.

SITTI is a world market leader in the provision of Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and their related components, like recorders (VRS), VOIP gateways, GPS clocks and consoles. We therefore highly appreciate the opportunity of presenting our solutions at such a high competence meeting, where operators and air traffic controllers will have the possibility of appreciating the top level quality and suitability of our products for a safe, efficient and effective flights control.

“The world renowned reputation of SITTI systems, ensuring extremely high reliability and top level performance, combined with seamless expandability and flexibility, makes us the perfect partner whenever secure, controlled, reliable communication is required.” – Mr.Quartier, SITTI Area Manager Africa, stated.


Last week the most important event concerning the ATM and ATC world took place in Geneva: AIRSPACE WORLD. This was the debut edition, the very first time such an event takes place in Switzerland under the organisation of CANSO. Before Airspace World, a similar initiative has been held in Madrid for nine editions, with the name World ATM Congress.

Airspace World ( is the world’s largest international Air Traffic Control and Air Traffic Management (ATC/ATM) exhibition, attracting industry market leaders and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) from all around the globe. Product developers, experts and end users gather for three days to share information on the latest products and achievements.

This is the right place where the various stakeholders meet and make things happen. It is a very important event, where SITTI has the opportunity to show its latest developments in these fields and to meet the interest of many customers, both those that are new to us and those who have been knowing us since long.

The participation at this event is the natural prosecution of the continued presence of SITTI at the major exhibitions on ATC/ATM since decades. Following its vocation and commitment to show its Innovative Products to the international audience, SITTI once more demonstrated its capability of always being at the forefront of innovation, technology, capability and expertise for an integrated management of data and voice.

Voice Communication Systems (VCS), ED137 recorders (VRS), VoIP gateways, integrated information solutions, consoles, tower solutions are the main products developed by SITTI to provide customers with a comprehensive solution to their needs.


In collaboration with JOTRON, SITTI has been ordered the supply of a large number of Voice Communication Systems (VCS) for the upgrade of the air traffic control infrastructure of Tanzania. These systems will cover all major international airports, plus a number of regional ones, thus allowing the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) to proactively manage all inbound and outbound flights, based on the ultimate technology available on the market.

The order placed to SITTI includes 11 MULTIFONO® M800IP® voice communication systems to be deployed all over the country, in cities like Dodoma (the capital), Mwanza, Aakia, Songwe, Mtwara, Pemba, Arusha, Tanga, Kigoma, Tabora. In addition, the current SITTI’s systems at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar-es-Salaam and at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) will be upgraded in order to interface the new network architecture. All the 13 systems will now be interconnected among them and with all the JOTRON radios spread over the territory of Tanzania.

All systems are equipped with the capability of interfacing standard EUROCAE ED137-compliant radio links and telephone lines, but also analogue and digital connections. All these different communication technologies are natively managed by SITTI systems, providing final users with a comprehensive environment, where they are seamlessly integrated. ATCOs (Air Traffic Control Officers) is given access to radio, telephone, intercom lines through modern touch screen panels, which are fully and freely configurable according to TCAA needs, national directives and operational scenarios.

The above mentioned VCS systems allow a significant number of ATCOs to interface all communication links. A total of 75 new controller working positions (CWPs) will be added to the ATC global TCAA infrastructure, thus making TCAA one of the best equipped ANSP (Air Navigation Service Provider) in the world. This will contribute to a safer management of aircrafts all over the Nation, already fit for a global scenario where the air traffic is expected to be significantly increasing in the next decades.


SITTI is a world market leader for the provision of Voice Communication Systems (VCS) and their related components, like recorders (VRS), VOIP gateways, GPS clocks and consoles.

We are proud to be sponsor of the 12th IFATSEA Africa Region Meeting taking place from August 25 to 28 in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). SITTI has already been sponsoring IFATSEA events in the past and also welcomed the global IFATSEA meeting in Rome in 2014.

The world renowned reputation of SITTI systems, ensuring an extremely high reliability and top level performance, combined with seemless expandibility and flexibility, makes us the perfect partner whenever secure, controlled, reliable communication is required.

We look forward to welcoming all delegates to our booth, where they can have a direct contact with Mr.Quartier, the SITTI manager that is backing this show.

We are excited being here, in Africa, in direct contact with experienced professionals,” – Mr.Quartier said – “to show what our company is capable to provide customers with, especially in the Air Traffic Control and Management fields. IFATSEA has been and continues being a perfect ‘place’ to make the safety electronics associations and their members aware of the top edge value of our systems.


The evolving customers’ needs and the progress in the development of new features require companies to be ready to provide new solutions capable of answering such needs, especially for civil and military applications, where reliable and secure communications are vital.

Mission- and safety-critical applications (e.g. Airport Towers, Area Control Centres, Military Commands, Operations Rooms) are the target of SITTI offer of products and services, that are now under the umbrella of a comprehensive new market brand that encompasses natively integrated solutions: SYNCRONIS®

This includes all systems and solutions that SITTI can offer to its customers, who can rely on SITTI long-term experience and expertise: VCSs, VoIP Gateways, Recorders, Radios, Networks, Consoles, Clocks, Integrated Information Systems, Design&Project Management, Advanced Logistics, Training.

The resulting turnkey solution covering all aspects of a modern communication network is visually described in the new company video that is being officially released today.

Please enjoy its view from our website or from YouTube at the following link:


SITTI is a reference point in the global market when it comes to integrated systems and solutions for civil and military mission- and safety-critical applications, like Airport Towers, Area Control Centres, Military Commands, Operations Rooms for Fire Brigades, Police, Emergencies and Public Utilities, Vessel Traffic Service, wherever reliable, secure and controlled communication is required.

To even more underline the high integration capability native to SITTI products, SITTI is today officially launching its new brand:

This new brand is encompassing all systems and solutions that SITTI can offer to its customers who can rely on SITTI long-term experience and expertise to cover their challenging and evolving needs, by possibly upgrading and expanding their installations through a large portfolio of products belonging to the same compatible family.

SYNCRONIS® includes Voice Communication Systems, Integrated Information Systems, VoIP Gateways, Recorders, Radios, Networks, Consoles, Clocks, Design&Project Management, Advanced Logistics, Training. This translates in a turnkey solution that covers all aspects of a modern communication network.

SYNCRONIS® is a brand that, from its name already, recalls the unique synchronisation and integration features” – Roberto Weger, Communications and Innovation Manager, says – “that are driving the increasing research and development activities carried out by SITTI.

The message we want to transfer to our customers” – Claudio Tognoni, Area Manager, says – “is that SITTI is a one-stop integrated solution provider, capable of giving exhaustive answers to all their needs in the field of radio and telephone communications.


Lybia has undergone a long period of instability and internal struggles, but it is now rapidly recovering and reconstructing its infrastructures. To allow commercial contact with the rest of the world and to set the basis for successful cooperation with other countries, air traffic control shall be restored to its full capacity.

SITTI was involved in partnership with Technosky in this project to provide Libya with the installation, configuration, setting up, integration, and commissioning of 3 M800IP® Voice Communication Systems (VCS) to be deployed at Tripoli and Misurata International Airports and the Tripoli Backup ACC system. The new MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCSs provided by SITTI give full compliance to the most recent standard’s provisions in the Air Traffic Control and Management field, namely ED-136, ED-137, and ED-138.

Both analogue and VoIP (Voice over IP) radios can be seamlessly interfaced thanks to the legacy-to-VoIP features natively provided by SITTI boards. The VCS is in fact fully using VoIP for the management of voice and related protocols and signaling.

This means that Libya will install the most technologically advanced systems for the control of its airspace in conjunction with 2 newly developed VRS800S Voice Recording Systems produced by SITTI.

These systems will record all ED137 and analogue radio and VCS streams through a redundant server solution. Playback will be performed by a recording client via a secure and easily accessible web interface.

The supply is complemented by 2 crash phone systems (M803IP) which allow the handling of hazardous emergency situations. Last, but not least, SITTI is also going to install a total of 10 controller working positions (CWP) that provide air traffic controllers with the best ergonomic and functional access to the communications and control tools they have to utilize.

SITTI is a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier worldwide, providing prompt and cutting 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 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).


  • SITTI: Giovanni Modugno, Program Manager,
  • INEO E&S: Hop TON THAT, Executive Director for ATM International sales and operations,


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.


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.