Ricochets growing ATC recording success in Asia now includes Hong Kong International Airport

In 2010, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) served 51 million passengers and 4.1 million tonnes of cargo, with annual aircraft movements of 306533 (landing and take-off).

Over 95 airlines operate flight services at the HKIA to and from about 160 destinations worldwide, making it one of the busiest international airports in the world.

Ricochet AS will supply a digital recording system for all ground-to-air communication, one of the mission critical systems for air traffic control

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department had selected Schmid Telecom AG as the supplier of the new communication system, and Ricochet AS is the supplier of the integrated digital recording system which will serve as the core engine for recording and synchronized replay of all recorded data. The Ricochet system is a fully redundant solution. 1450 voice channels, in addition to 2Kx2K Screens, will be recorded by Ricochets technology. Hong Kong will benefit from Ricochet CATCH; the next generation replay control panel for synchronized playback of recorded data - from all sources, through the same tool. Ricochet CATCH features a revolutionary high level of functionalities that enables maximum replay options for incident investigation, training, and creation and maintenance of large distributed systems. Ricochet CATCH will provide the air traffic operators with the highest level of replay functionality available on the market.

Air trafc controllers must be able to rely 100% on their technical infrastructure, says Mr. Yau Lai Loo, Managing Director, Schmid Telecom Singapore Pte Ltd. Ricochets proven recording solutions and experienced personnel provide a strong partner for Schmid in this project.

"Ricochet views China as a very important market with vast possibilities, and we are strengthening our focus and support to our new customers and partners in the region," says Mr. Tor Erik Westvik, President & CEO, Ricochet AS. In addition to providing security for the HKIA, this cooperation with Schmid places Ricochet in a unique position to broaden its business in Asia, given the potential of growing regional opportunities.
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