Frequentis secures ten-year voice communication system supply contract from FAA

2 December 2012 (Last Updated December 2nd, 2012 18:30)

Frequentis has received a ten-year contract from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the delivery of its VCS3020 voice communication system to replace the old air traffic control voice communications nodal systems.

Frequentis VCS system

Frequentis has received a ten-year contract from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the delivery of its VCS3020 voice communication system to replace the old air traffic control voice communications nodal systems.

Being replaced under FAA's Voice Switch Replacement System (VSRS) programme, the system will be scalable up to hundreds of operator positions.

Frequentis's VCS 3020X allows integrated voice communications for radio, telephone and intercom in a single system, with unlimited conferencing capabilities.

Claimed to comply with the FAA's National Airspace System (NAS), the VCS 3020X provides operator access to all communication channels, without remaining dependent on the system load at any time.

"Frequentis's VCS 3020X allows integrated voice communications for radio, telephone and intercom in a single system, with unlimited conferencing capabilities."

The contract award follows Frequentis' delivery of about 80 voice communication systems as part of the Interim Voice Switch Replacement (IVSR) programme since 2004.

The new VCS3020 system has completed compliancy tests to meet the requirements of the international VoIP standard ED-137 during the FAA VoIP interoperability tests.

Being manufactured at the company's facility in Columbia, Maryland, US, the VCS3020 is aimed at connecting around 8,000 channels through interconnection of multiple system nodes that allows implementation of larger systems.

The system also allows migration from TDM to IP operator position links through parallel support of TDM-based and structured or point-to-point Ethernet/IP-links.


Image: Frequentis' VCS3020 voice communication system will be scalable up to hundreds of operator positions. Photo: courtesy of Frequentis.