Six months after Frequentis has been contracted to supply the communication equipment for the Area Control Centre (ACC) Oslo the factory acceptance test was now completed successfully.
The world-market leader for voice communication systems in air traffic control supplies a VCS solution which will go operational in January 2009. Frequentis managed a challenging time schedule successfully when the Austrian high tech company passed the FAT for the new communication solution for the Area Control Centre Oslo. The order covers four systems VCS 3020X with 115 working positions and two VCX network nodes, contracted by the Norwegian air navigation service provider Avinor. Special features of the new system are a complex redundancy concept - the main system and the backup system are running in synchronous processing - and the telephone routing via VCX. The site acceptance test is planned already for January 2009, end of January 2009 the systems will go live. The contract for the ACC Oslo was signed on March 6, 2008. Decisive success factors of the high tech company with headquarter in Vienna over its local competitors were high quality, state-of-the-art technology, cost-effectiveness, and above all the short schedule of delivery. With this most recent order by Avinor Frequentis continues its success story in Norway: In the past few years, Frequentis already equipped the ACC Bodø and the Tower/Approach Trondheim with its proven VCS technology. With this project for the ACC Oslo, the Austrian communication specialist Frequentis further strengthens its position in the North of Europe. By making this major investment in safety and security, Avinor underlines its mission to make flying increasingly safer. In addition, the new technology will accommodate further growth in the Oslo area. Thus, the project ACC Oslo represents an important step for the future development of both Avinor and Frequentis as technology partners: The current contract includes an option for additional eight systems to be delivered in the next four years to the ACC Stavanger, the Tower/Approach Oslo and the Tower/Approach Bergen, which already has been assigned.