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Bristol Filton Airport relies on Frequentis technology

8. February 2009

Frequentis AG in collaboration with the UK based Prime Contractor, Systems Interface Limited, have supplied the new Voice Communication System for Bristol Filton Airport, as part of a complete communications upgrade package. This contract continues the excellent partnership between the two companies.

Bristol Filton Airport has taken delivery of the Frequentis 3020X Voice Communication Switch for its new Air Traffic Control Tower, which went operational at the end of July 2008. The 3020X comprises of six working positions plus an additional three remote positions which are connected back to the central switch over a fibre optic network. In addition to accessing the normal telephone and radio resources, the controllers also have the facility to be able to switch on or off the UHF talkthrough via the VCS. All engineering training was carried out at the Frequentis dedicated training centre in Vienna, and operator training was held on site prior to going operational.

Touch panel © Frequentis

The new VCS not only ensures that the communication system complies with the latest CAP 670 requirements , but also that it can keep pace with the growing air traffic at the airport. Paul Gurney, Operations Director at Systems Interface Limited stated “Frequentis understood the airport's requirements very clearly and were able to deliver to a very tight time scale. This project was made possible by the outstanding mutual cooperation and competence that exists between our two companies.”   

About Frequentis

Frequentis develops and markets communication and information solutions for safety-critical applications. It offers its control centre solutions, products and services worldwide to a broad range of customers acting in various mission-critical fields.

A vital cornerstone for all business activities of Frequentis is its voice communication system. Voice communication devices are required and can be found in almost every mission critical control centre.

The company's core business is civil air traffic management, where its voice communication systems brought Frequentis to the position of a world market leader for air traffic control. The same qualities that drive this success allow Frequentis to offer communication and information systems to other customers in defence, public safety, public transport and maritime markets. Since 1992, it has operated its own UK subsidiary, now located in Richmond upon Thames.