Austria’s Frequentis will help Poland-based IT-COM to develop a new voice communications system (VCS) for the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA).

In September 2016, IT-COM won a competitive tender process to provide the new VCS for PANSA, a Polish air navigation service provider (ANSP).

IT-COM originally collaborated with Schmid Telecom on the project, but the partnership ended after the Swiss company went bankrupt last year.

IT-COM CEO Stanislaw Sniezek said: “I am glad to announce, that after a very short negotiation we have found an agreement with Frequentis and will together deliver an outstanding solution for our customer.”

"Frequentis has always seen Poland as a strategic market and will bring its strong expertise in ATM voice communication systems to ensure high customer satisfaction of the end customer.”

Under the scope of the project, IT-COM will have to provide training, as well as preparations for providing all necessary functionalities and services.

Frequentis air traffic management (ATM) vice-president Hannu Juurakko said: “Frequentis has always seen Poland as a strategic market and will bring its strong expertise in ATM voice communication systems to ensure high customer satisfaction of the end customer.”

The company will install the new technology based on the proven Frequentis compact and duplicated VCS 3020X, thereby offering several interfaces to external systems for ground / ground and air / ground communication.

In addition, a long-term services agreement has been signed between Frequentis and IT-COM to provide comprehensive warranty and maintenance support for the VCS solution.