When it comes to safety, Frequentis is a European and world champion. The companys communication and information systems will be hard at work in the summer, ensuring the safe arrival of teams and fans travelling to Austria and Switzerland for the big football event.
An international high-tech success story, Frequentis has its headquarters in Vienna. So the Frequentis team has something of a home advantage in the Swiss and Austrian markets. Failsafe communication and information systems from the company underpin the work of the Swiss and Austrian air navigation service providers, SBB (Swiss Federal Railways), Wiener Linien (Viennas city transport authority) and via donau (the Danube river authority). The Zurich police, the Austrian Red Cross and Viennas Fire Service also rely on Frequentis products to coordinate and deploy their frontline staff quickly and reliably in the event of an emergency. European AIS Database for improved air safety The flights carrying the teams and fans are in safe hands, too. Frequentis developed the European AIS Database (EAD), which gives air traffic control organisations in Europe central access to flight information data. The associated standardisation and harmonisation of relevant data and information further improves air safety. At the time of writing, 38 ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) member countries and over 24,000 users were connected to the database. Frequentis supplied the core application within EAD and is responsible for its technical management (under contract from EUROCONTROL). Frequentis VCS 3020X the world champion among voice communication systems Frequentis has the largest share of the global market for voice communication systems in air traffic control applications: the company has installed some 11,000 operator positions around the world. For decades, Frequentis has teamed up successfully with Austrocontrol (the Austrian air navigation service provider). The new generation of Frequentis VCS 3020X voice communication systems and VCX network nodes are ideal partners for those managing air traffic. The Frequentis systems are failsafe and feature intuitive user interfaces. So air traffic controllers in tower or approach facilities can direct air traffic safely and efficiently, thus ensuring the safe arrival of teams and fans travelling to the European Championship from around the world. Frequentis plays a perfect game in Switzerland, too In 2002, Frequentis technology emerged victorious from a hotly-contested match with the competition: skyguide (the Swiss air navigation service provider) awarded the company the VISTA contract (Voice Integrated Switches for Air Traffic Control). References from their Austrian and German counterparts helped sway skyguides decision. ACC Geneva and ACC Zurich have been working for about three years now with a state-of-the-art communication infrastructure built by Frequentis and based around the VCS 3020X and VCX network node. A unique emergency telephone system is also available if needed. The Swiss Air Force (FLORAKO programme) also relies on a networked communication system from Frequentis.