SOFTECH Noise and Air Quality Management for Airports
SOFTECH S.r.l is an Italian business enterprise providing system and solutions for the airport world.
Since 1991, our team of experts have used the latest cutting-edge technologies to monitor, measure and supervise objects and people in motion as well as the effects they generate: noise, pollution, traffic, safety and security, and much more.
SOFTECH provides to our clients turnkey solutions guaranteeing flexible operations and strategies, adaptability and high system efficiency.
We generate business efficiency by creating long-term sustainable values both for the economy, the social sphere and the environment. We want to please our customers and contribute to their success
SOFTECH is always close to the environment. We believe in a contained and controlled use of its resources and we are committed to the production of products inspired by sustainability principles.
We have obtained ISO 14000 certification in order to improve the environmental management of our operations, focusing on sustainable development and responsible behaviour to reduce consumption of natural resources. In 2000, SOFTECH obtained ISO 9001 certification.
The SOFTECH group has a strong international presence from Milan to Bangkok, from Jeddah to Rio de Janeiro, touching all the major world industrial markets directly or through certified partners.
SARA: Environmental monitoring system
SARA is an integrated environmental monitoring system (EMS) for detecting sound pollution and air quality in airports and urban areas. It is distributed as a web-based, scalable, modular and tailor-made solution to help SOFTECH’s customers achieve eco-sustainable growth.
The product integrates data sources, such as permanent or removable noise monitoring terminals, flight radar tracks, ADS-B receiver and flight plans to illustrate the noise impact near airports. Noise monitoring terminals can also be equipped with IP TVCC to record sound and video during flights.
In according to international regulations, SOFTECH’s certified equipment measure air pollutant agents such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxides, ozone, atmospheric particulates, benzene, toluene, xylenes and hydrocarbons methane / non-methane.
SARA is distributed as a standalone system installed on-site or as a cloud-based service. Using the web interface, both local and remote internet users have access to all SARA functionalities, including reports, flight tracks, real time controls, data analysis and system tools. Different sets of functions and interface languages are available based on their user security profiles (USP).
SOFTECH has developed a flight track receiver based on ADS-B technology for installations where traditional aeronautical radars are not available.
SARA RADAR-AIR receives signals generated by ADS-B transponders on aircraft, which allow third-party software systems to display their location in real-time. This information is used to correlate noise impact with flight operations, and assess the perceived noise from stations during flights in real-time.
SOFTECH offers ‘environmental office’ services to evaluate noise and air quality effects of aircraft flights, providing detailed analysis, documentation and case studies based on the FAA Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT).
EAGLE: Airport fleet management
This year we also developed EAGLE, a dedicated suite for airport fleet management, a latest generation web based system, able to provide real-time map geo-localization of a fleets in the airport.
EAGLE ensure an optimized master data and maintenance management of special vehicles providing real-time reports on speeding, idle time, distance driven and CO2 production.
The system also guarantees the safety of passengers and workers with real-time handling of location-related alarms, such as route deviation or changes, unplanned movements or presence in forbidden areas.
Products and Services
SOFTECH has just released the 2017 Noise Monitoring Revamping Campaign to all operators.Read more
The Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certification standard provides four levels, where the first, 'Mapping - footprint measurement' aims to identify emission sources within the operational activities of airport management companies, evaluating carbon emissions per year and producing detailed reports on the carbon footprint of each source.Read more
SARA environmental monitoring system kicks off at Mario Mameli International Airport, Cagliari Elmas, managed by SOGAER.
This integrated environmental monitoring system, covering noise pollution and air quality, comes second in Italy only after the system provided by Softech to SAC for Catania Fontarossa International Airport, in 2015.