Frequentis recently installed its flagship VCS 3020X voice communication system at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport: the VCS entered full operation at the end of 2009. The ten-position facility is a key component of the airports expansion plans in anticipation of the Shanghai World Expo.
China turned to Frequentis to provide the new voice communication system in light of Hongqiaos expansion programme, which includes a new runway and terminal building. The completed project is testament to the strength of the long-term relationship between the Austria-based hi-tech company and China, since the same airport was the site of the companys first contract in the country in 1994. This latest example of Frequentis success in Asia reinforces its position as the global market leader in voice communication systems for air traffic management (ATM). Frequentis has now equipped numerous Chinese ATM facilities, including Shanghai Pudong Airport (one of Asias busiest airports) and the Shanghai ACC. The VCS 3020X powers a network of voice communication facilities across eastern China, with the single supplier 3020 product platform guaranteeing compatibility. This network effect simplifies local ATM, improves efficiency and raises safety levels. It also has inherent advantages for maintenance and makes future multi-facility upgrades much easier and more cost-effective to implement. The new Hongqiao VCS is already set up for expansion to an IP-based system, ensuring that the airport will remain equipped to the very highest and latest technology standards. The completion of the Hongqiao project is further proof of our ability to understand and account for the individual needs of our customers, says Hannes Bardach, Frequentis CEO. Were very happy to contribute to the success of the airports expansion and look forward to continuing our valued cooperation with China over the coming years.