In order to properly phase the introduction of the new VOIP technology at their premises, ENAV issued a tender for the definition of a Frame Contract that would allow them to gradually acquire the systems, according to their needs and internal schedule. The Frame Contract is aimed at addressing all airports operating in Italy, both in their Main and Emergency configuration.
Each airport site has its own characteristics and specific needs that have been taken into consideration while discussing the contract, so that ENAV can ask SITTI to provide the solution elements that best suit the local requirements e.g. in terms of communication interfaces and controller working positions.
This gives ENAV the freedom to span their modernization process over a longer period of time, without losing the possibility of implementing the upgrade steps according to their internal programs and schedules. Whenever ENAV decides to start with the upgrade of a specific national or international airport in Italy, a specific executive proposal is being submitted by SITTI for ultimate ENAV approval.
Such technical proposal takes into consideration on one side the current radio and telephone connections at the designated site and on the other side the best solution elements (in terms of hardware and software modules) to fully support those interfaces and to provide additional standard VOIP features in full compliance with the latest national and international standards and recommendations.
For the time being, ENAV has already ordered SITTI the provision of the main systems for the following airports:
- Milano Malpensa International Airport
- Milano Linate International Airport
- Rome Fiumicino International Airport
- Bologna “Guglielmo Marconi”
- Genova “Cristoforo Colombo”
- Brescia “Gabriele D’Annunzio”
- Rimini “Federico Fellini”
- Treviso “Antonio Canova”
Two other VCS Systems for mobile towers have been commissioned and will be operational by mid 2021. A large number of radio and telephone connections have been migrated to the new M800IP® systems, thus significantly improving the overall signal quality and capability of managing devices of different kinds (analogue, digital, VOIP).