SITTI VCS TO PRISHTINA (KOSOVO)

SITTI has been awarded the supply of a brand new Voice Communication System (VCS) to be installed at Prishtina, Kosovo. The end user is the local air traffic management organization, ANSA (Air Navigation Service Agency), through a local system integrator company named TELELINK, based in the Republic of Macedonia.

The system being supplied by SITTI belongs to the MULTIFONO® M800IP® family, which is compliant to the most recent technical achievements and requirements set by the word famous ED-137 standard, developed by EUROCAE. It is a medium-sized system, capable of interfacing both analogue and digital radio and telephone channels and links. More specifically, the initial supply includes the possibility of interfacing 20 analogue telephone links and 28 VoIP (Voice over IP) radio channels. All the operators can have simultaneous access to all these resources from their Controller Working Position (CWP).

The presence of SITTI in the Balkan area is gradually increasing, thanks to the excellent reputation that SITTI has gained in the past decades all over the world and especially in this area, where other countries are also experiencing the completeness, reliability and performance characteristics of the MULTIFONO® system.

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, conformant to the ED 137 standard.

Telelink, with its global network spanning across 10 countries and 17 years experience provides a wide range of innovative services and solutions for network infrastructure services, system integration, security and automation, smart cities, R&D and education

MILITARY VCS ENHANCEMENT BY SITTI

Italy is a full member of NATO and cooperates in keeping the control over the National skies in the frame of a multilateral defence system. As technology improves, even the military assets shall be upgraded in order to cope with new features and to be able to respond to any threat in the shortest time possible. Communications play here a fundamental role.

The NATO ACCS (Air Command and Control Systems) in Italy has the increasing need of integrating existing communication links with the latest technological achievements, without losing the overall capability of simultaneously accessing different kinds of networks connecting current TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) devices and more modern VoIP (Voice Over IP) equipment.

The existing VCS (Voice Communication System) deployed at the air defence centres have therefore to be upgraded to accommodate and fully integrate ISDN links and IP connections to provide military operators access to all facilities and services offered by the communication radio and telephone devices installed at different sites on the Italian National territory.

Integration of different technologies is a task that is very common in the civil Air Traffic Control field. Military installations have additional priorities and need special further features that are specific to the task of providing an efficient and effective defence to a Nation. Among these, the capability of properly dealing with clear and encrypted (black/red) voice and data streams.

Italy is currently undergoing an upgrade of its military control centres in order to put together all the above-mentioned functions, under the coordination of NATO and its modernization and improvement programs like NATINAMDS.

Through the consolidated architecture of SITTI MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS family, SITTI is capable of supporting the integration and transition to VoIP in a very smooth, efficient and effective way, thus ensuring military advanced features and full reliability of their systems.

 

UKRAINE ACCS MODERNIZED BY SITTI

Ukraine is a special customer to SITTI. The extremely good relationship between our company and the Ukrainian Air Navigation Service Provider UkSATSE date back more than 20 years ago, when the first modern Voice Communication System (VCS) was installed to cope with the forecast of a significant increase in air traffic in that region.

The good performance of the provided systems and their compliance to the requirements set by the customer paved the way to the modernisation of the entire Air Traffic Control infrastructure in Ukraine.

SITTI is now in the process of providing two brand new MULTIFONO® M800IP® systems to the ACCs (Area Control Centers) of Odessa and Dnipropetrovsk. These systems represent a significant step forward towards the full introduction of VOIP (Voice over IP) features, according to the latest international standards, including ED 137.

Of course, existing non-VOIP telephone lines and radio channels are also fully managed by means of gateway boards allowing legacy digital/analogue links to be treated as they were natively VOIP. All together, the two systems have the capability of fully interfacing more than 44 analogue radio channels, 86 VOIP radio channels, 100 analogue telephone lines, E1 digital and IP links.

A significant number of touch screen panels for Controller Working Positions (CWP) is also part of the supply: more than 40 panels of different kinds are going to be installed at Odessa, plus another 30 at Dnipropetrovsk. Controllers will benefit of specially designed features that are very important to the customer, such as closed group call, conference notification tones, call hunting, briefing, etc.

The long lasting good reputation of SITTI as a primary VCS manufacturer and supplier is once again testified by these supplies, which will allow UKSATSE to take full benefit of the latest technological achievements and standard compliance.

SITTI VCS IN VILNIUS

In last January, SITTI proudly announced (https://www.sitti.it/sitti-on-the-baltic-sea/) to have been awarded a contract by ORO NAVIGACIJA (the State Lithuanian Air Navigation Service Provider) for the installation of a new Voice Communication System (VCS) at their Area Control Centre (ACC) premises in Vilnius. The VCS system has now been installed and made operational. The setup process has been supported by SITTI technicians that worked side-by-side with the local Lithuanian staff to overcome all possible problems that large installations may encounter.

The installed MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication System includes more than 50 Controller Working Positions (CWP) of different kinds:

  • console-integrated positions and
  • desktop version that can be used at any ordinary work place.

Thanks to the high level of integration at all CWPs, controllers can easily utilize the Radio communication facilities provided by the M800IP® system, as well as Telephone and Intercom call, including ATS/QSIG. All these features are natively part of the MULTIFONO® M800IP® system, in total compliance with the latest ED-137 VOIP standard. The high level of modularity and the software scalability of M800IP® making the system in Vilnius future-proof, ready for the connection and expansion of IP links and further connections.

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.

KIEV & L’VIV UPGRADE BY SITTI

Following the positive experience with the existing Voice Communication Systems (VCS) from SITTI, the Ukrainian Air Navigation Service Provider UKSATSE decided to upgrade them, by adding new multi-protocol radio/telephone interfaces and digital E1 links. This will allow the MULTIFONO® M600 VCS systems deployed in the ACCs (Area Control Centres) to interface future standard ED 137 radios and to enhance communications towards the other ACCs in the country.

In addition to that, a brand new M801IP VCS system was installed in Kiev for simulation purposes. This will allow simulation exercises to be carried out by controllers and pilots who simulate their activities for training purposes. This is accomplished through the flexible way the MULTIFONO® M801IP is designed, thus allowing any new addition of positions and simulated radio/telephone lines. At least 4 parallel exercises can be run simultaneously, during which data is collected for later analysis and discussion to further improve the awareness level of the trainees.

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.

SITTI SUPPLIES AIR FORCE

Peace-keeping missions and emergency situations see the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare – AM) as a primary actor worldwide, either by its own or together with other Nations under a common coordination and command. The readiness and operation of the deployed force is continuously verified and improved by constant exercise to be ready at any moment in time to intervene. Field deployable Voice Communication Systems (VCS) allow rapid and effective access to operational awareness and air control. The use of deployable systems is of utmost importance especially in possibly hostile scenarios, where the air force may have been given the task of patrolling a given territory and check all flying vehicles.

The second RTC (Reparto Tecnico Comunicazioni) (Technical Communications Department) in Bari Palese under the command of Colonel Antonio Evangelio has been provided by SITTI with a new deployable systems, ready to be utilized in all theaters, when Italy is involved in operations outside the national borders – abbreviated as OFCN (Operazioni Fuori dai Confini Nazionali). This kind of deployable systems have been designed to guarantee the air force an extremely high level of reliability and expandability. They belong to the MULTIFONO® M800IP® family which is also extensively used in civil applications. Of course, the military usage has additional requirements (such as encryption, meteorological adverse conditions, temperature range, etc.) that are fully satisfied by SITTI systems, as testified by the large number of similar military systems being operative around the globe.

The initial configuration of the supplied system is easily expandable by simply adding the relevant hardware and configuring it, without compromising nor affecting current operations. Duplication of all network elements ensure the absence of any single point-of-failure that may jeopardize the system usage. Radio connections, telephone links, intercom facilities, legal recording are part of the system itself, so as to provide the air force with all needed resources for a very rapid tactical deployment in any operative scenario.

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, conformant to the ED-137 standard.

Emergency SITTI VCS to ARMENIA

ARMATS, the Armenian Air Navigation Service Provider, awarded SITTI the supply of a new emergency Voice Communication System (VCS) to be installed in ARMATS Emergency Centre nearby ZVARTNOTS Yerevan International Airport. The new system complements the main system, also supplied by SITTI about 8 years ago and currently in full use.

The new emergency system belongs to the MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS family and encompasses 28 analogue radio channels, 66 analogue telephone lines and 3 controller working positions, together with VoIP ED 137 features for future expansion. The excellent performance of SITTI VCS systems guarantees an extremely high availability ratio (above 99.9999%) thanks to the duplicated connection to all system parts, thus greatly enhancing reliability and resilience to adverse operational scenarios.

The supplied system to Yerevan underlines the trust that all Caucasian countries put in the Italian manufacturer. In fact, neighboring countries are also profitably using SITTI systems for their air space control needs. The top-edge characteristics of the supplied systems contribute in making the skies over this vital transit region safer for the constantly increasing number of travelers to and from Europe and Asia.

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.

ANS selects SITTI for Gatwick and Edinburgh

29 January, 2020 – Air Navigation Solutions (ANS), a leading UK air traffic management provider, has signed a contract with SITTI, a world leading supplier of voice communication systems (VCS) Systems, to enhance the air traffic management infrastructure at Edinburgh and Gatwick Airports.

ANS is deploying SITTI’s MULTIFONO® M800IP® Voice Communication and Control Systems as the VCS at both of ANS’ UK airport operations, and with it upgrading the air traffic control (ATC) infrastructure at Gatwick Airport, the busiest single runway in the world and Edinburgh, Scotland’s largest airport.

SITTI is a leading supplier of voice communication systems worldwide, with the most technologically advanced architecture, fully compliant to the latest international standards. SITTI’s global presence includes a large base of installed VCS and ancillary equipment with services in military and civilian air traffic control, as well as public and private strategic emergency services, police, fire and ambulance services and control room management.

The proven MULTIFONO® M800IP® systems have undergone countless interoperability tests around the globe and are installed at many major airports worldwide. The system offers advanced interfacing capabilities, reliability and flexibility. The primary VCS systems are equipped with interface units to connect digital and analogue radios and telephones and convert them into standard ED 137 VOIP links.

The VCS replacement reinforces ANS’ commitment to innovation, and introducing next generation technologies at all of its ATC operations, enabling a more integrated and efficient air traffic management processes.

Henry Game, Managing Director of Air Navigation Solutions, said: “We’re excited to seal  this partnership with SITTI, and look forward to deploying this new technology at both Gatwick and Edinburgh. As an air traffic management provider with operations at multiple airports, our procurement process has delivered scale purchasing benefits to our customers, and is something we can offer to other airports.

“SITTI has taken a highly professional approach to this process, and their technology will future proof our tower operations, further enhancing both safety and efficiency.”

Roberto Weger, Communications Manager at SITTI, said: “We are delighted that Air Navigation Solutions has chosen SITTI to assist with the implementation of a brand-new voice communication system. ANS is a dynamic ANSP, bringing a difference to the industry, and to say that our technology is now set to be implemented at two of the UK’s busiest airports is a great milestone for us.”

About Air Navigation Solutions – Air Navigation Solutions (ANS) is a UK-based company at the forefront of air traffic management, and a certified ANSP by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, delivering air traffic control and engineering services at some of the world’s busiest and most complex airports. ANS is a trusted partner for national and regional airports, developing tailored solutions designed to help achieve commercial aims. ANS is a subsidiary of DFS Aviation Services, part of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS Group).

SITTI at WATC 2020

SITTI will be present at the 2020 edition of the World ATM Congress (WATC) exhibition in Madrid. The show is going to take place from 10 to 12 March.

SITTI has been present at this important event since its very first edition in Madrid. This is in fact the right place where Air Traffic Control stakeholders meet. It is a very important event, where SITTI has the opportunity to show its latest achievements in this field, by attracting interest from many customers, both new to us and those who know us since long.

The recent acquisition of important contracts all over the world confirms the leadership of SITTI in the ATC market, being a primary reference point worldwide, thanks to its large experience and expertise in the integration of analogue, digital and VOIP communications, both radio and telephone.

Come and visit us at booth 571.

SITTI IN THE SPACE (Episode 3)

The positive relationship with ESA (European Space Agency) and the excellent results achieved so far paved the way for the award by ESA of another contract to SITTI for the supply of 4 new ED-137 compliant VCSS (Voice Communication Switching Systems). After the delivery of the SITTI system for the Cebreros (Spain) ESA ground station the agency had the need to further equip its world wide Ground Stations network with reliable advanced mission-critical VCS systems to be connected to the main center in Darmstadt (Germany)  for activity coordination and sharing of vital real time information among spacecraft and ground network operators.

The new M800IP® MULTIFONO® Voice Communication Systems will be installed at the following four ESA Ground Stations:
·         Kiruna (Sweden)
·         Kourou (French Guyana)
·         Malargue (Argentina)
·         New Norcia (Australia)

Such new systems guarantee ESA the same top edge characteristics and performance of the ED-137 VOIP systems already supplied. All in all, the four systems encompass 58 controller working positions (CWP), 96 main/backup VOIP links, 32 E&M analogue connections, 16 digital interfaces including ISDN. The native flexibility and modularity of SITTI MULTIFONO® M800IP® systems allow to plug in a very large variety of different interfaces that convert any kind of link into standard EUROCAE ED-137 VOIP connections.
For more information about the earlier steps of this success story, please click here: https://www.sitti.it/sitti-in-the-space, https://www.sitti.it/sitti-in-the-space-episode-2, https://www.sitti.it/sitti-voice-recording-system-vrs-for-esoc.

ESOC is the European Space Operations Centre for ESA, the European Space Agency. The main task of ESOC is to coordinate for ESA member States projects related to spacecraft deployment and their operations. Among these activities: coordination of launches including simulation campaigns and missions readiness, testing communication links to satellites via ESA and partners Ground Stations all over the world, satellite control and health keeping during routine operations. ESOC is articulated around Earth Observation missions, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics Missions, Solar system Exploratory Missions and many other like Navigation and Space Debris. Here is a link for further information about ESOC operations: www.esa.int/ops

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.