FREQUENTIS Implements smartMessenger Release 5 AMHS in Record Time for Sweden LFV

The Site Acceptance Test was completed within just three months after contract signature. With this implementation, Frequentis further strengthens its position in the AMHS market.

- Vienna, Austria

Following the success of Frequentis’ Release 4 smartMessenger AMHS product, providing unmatched level of performance, availability, and flexibility, smartMessenger Release 5 has now been released and is deployed in Sweden. Since the initial launch of Release 4 in 2012, smartMessenger has been successfully implemented in projects hosted in both native and virtual environments in more than twenty customers globally.

With the latest installation of smartMessenger Release 5 at LFV, the system is hosted on Red Hat Linux 7.1 in a fully 64-bit environment with one operational and one test system in Stockholm and one hot contingency system in Malmoe, with automatic synchronization between the operational and contingency systems. The implementation is in full compliance to ED-153, based on the strict European guidelines for ANS software safety assurance.

With release 5, Frequentis is building on the quality, performance, availability and flexibility of Release 4. In addition to a new 64-bit architecture, smartMessenger 5 comes with a number of functional enhancements such as the support for the Internet email protocol and IWXXM. Customers can now configure their Puma User Agent application with Internet email accounts in addition to AMHS and AFTN accounts and seamlessly exchange messages between all three account types. They can also use their Puma User Agent application to send and receive IWXXM formatted messages.

In addition to the project with LFV, Frequentis has successfully delivered smartMessenger 5 to customers in Estonia and Indonesia with additional contracts to be delivered in the very near future. In each case, Frequentis was praised for the quality of the product and the efficiency of its project execution team.

Magnus Schylstrom, System Manager at LFV said ”We are very pleased with the way smartMessenger 5 has performed during testing and are looking forward to putting it into operational use. The project has been a great success thanks to the excellent skills and expertise of Frequentis project execution team!

John Fort, CEO at Frequentis California said ”We are pleased to have LFV as one of our first smartMessenger 5 customers. With this implementation, LFV now has a system capable of supporting the migration to AMHS Extended Services and SWIM in the future as mandated by ICAO”.

LFV has been operating the Frequentis AFTN/CIDIN message switch since 1999 and recently decided to upgrade its messaging system to smartMessenger Release 5. The new system will improve the overall message handling speed and functionality.


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