DFS selects Frequentis voice communication system for tower project

1 March 2018 (Last Updated March 1st, 2018 10:25)

German air navigation service provider, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) has selected Frequentis’ voice communication system for the tower modernisation project.

German air navigation service provider, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) has selected Frequentis’ voice communication system for the tower modernisation project.

Under the agreement, Frequentis will provide its VCS3020X system for nine towers at German airports, including Frankfurt, Leipzig, and Berlin. The new voice communication systems will be capable of supporting ED-137 Voice-over IP (VoIP) technology.

DFS COO Robert Schickling said: “We have awarded the supply of voice communication systems to Frequentis and are confident that their technology and expertise fulfil the demands required of this tower project.

“Over the next five years, nine DFS towers will be equipped with Frequentis VCS allowing us to provide continued safe and efficient tower services across Germany.”

“Over the next five years, nine DFS towers will be equipped with Frequentis VCS allowing us to provide continued safe and efficient tower services across Germany.”

DFS noted that the Frequentis voice communication system includes automatic terminal information service (ATIS) backup, and new cybersecurity functions, including threat detection and domain security.

In order to reduce total cost of ownership for DFS, the new system can be centrally monitored and upgraded remotely.

VCS3020X delivers safety-critical air-to-ground and ground-to-ground communication for single and networked area control centres, approach units and aerodrome control towers.

Frequentis is also participating in programmes in Europe to offer airspace management in order to improve safety and costs.

Furthermore, the company has signed a separate agreement to deliver DIVOS voice recording to complete the tower modernisation project, facilitating legal recording.