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.