Schmid Telecom, a leading provider of Voice Communication Systems (VCS) for Air Traffic Control, wins the public global tender for equiping the two busiest Airports in India, Mumbay and New Delhi.
The contract with Airports Authority of India (AAI) was signed in January 2008 and includes 2 complete ICS Sky Voice Communication Systems for large ATC Centers, each with 100 operator positions, 100 radio lines and 200 telephone lines. The new Schmid Telecom VCS will cover the needs of the Area Control Center (ACC), Tower (TWR), Approach (APP), Simulator Installation, HF Radio Transmission-, Briefing- and Anti-Hijacking Rooms. Seamless and fast upgrade This project is part of the modernization, expansion and modification plan of AAI, to gear up the two busiest airports in India as to meet the demand of the rapidly growing air traffic. ICS Sky will enable both Delhi and Mumbai ATC to seamlessly upgrade its voice communication infrastructure in the shortest possible time. The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of the 2 systems was successfully concluded in March 2008 in Zurich, therefore less than 3 months after contract signature, which is a true performance considering the size and complexity of the systems. We are very happy with the professional and fast development of this challenging project, said Mr. S K. Kakkar, Executive Director CNS Planning, AAI, New Delhi. Schmid Telecom has proven to be a reliable partner with a highly committed team of VCS experts. The Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and official commissioning in Delhi is planned for June 2008. Mumbai will follow thereafter. Close to the customer The installation and commissioning of both systems will be implemented by Schmid Telecom Headquarters Zurich and its VCS expert team in New Delhi. Schmid Telecom India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% Schmid subsidiary and allows a close, fast and professional project implementation and customer support. ICS Sky - A most modern voice switching system ICS Sky is based on the successful ICS 200/60 platfom. Its the third generation of voice communication systems and includes operator positions, server switching unit and interfaces. Using state of the art technology, the server performance has significantly increased with more than 8000 voice slots and enables fastest switching. The synchronous communication allows secure and seamless radio communication, including BSS (Best Signal Selection) and ATS (Automatic Transmitter Selection). The right solution for every deployment Based on the successful ICS 200/60 platform, Schmid Telecom offers five solution packages that have been tailored to the needs of Air Traffic control, and designed to cover the whole spectrum of ATC applications from large Sky solutions for ACC and APP to Mobile solutions for military and civil applications. From the smallest network concentrator, to systems with up to 800 operator positions and 3700 interfaces, the truly modular Schmid ICS 200/60 system platform covers the complete range of voice switching needs. Top quality Swiss products for the global market A company with a long tradition, Schmid Telecom relies on the innovative spirit of its own engineers and the legendary quality consciousness of the Swiss. The focus on research and development as well as the lean, well-coordinated company structure enables to adapt quickly to the continuously changing needs of the market and to implement a long-term vision. The know-how from over 50 countries and the expertise in global and local technology standards are the foundation of Schmid Telecoms customized solutions and guarantee long-term customer satisfaction world wide.