SolaCom Delivers Voice Communication System for Easton's New Tower

SolaCom Delivers Voice Communication System for Easton's New Tower Integrated system includes voice, weather and recording solution GATINEAU, QC, Canada January 23, 2008 - SolaCom Technologies, a communications solution company that enables interoperability over any network infrastructure, announces that its market-leading Liberty-STAR voice communication control system (VCCS) is operational in Easton Airport located near Baltimore in Maryland, U.S.A.
The new VCCS is part of Eastons airport expansion project, which involved the construction of a new air traffic control (ATC) tower. AJT & Associates Inc. provided system integration services for the project and selected SolaComs Liberty-STAR VCCS, the Liberty-MET meteorology system, three VHF/AM aviation radios and a 24-port audio recording system for the new tower. SolaCom is the fastest-growing provider of VCCS systems for contract towers in the U.S., with systems now installed in more than 24 sites. SolaComs integrated voice communication, recording and weather monitoring solution sets us apart from other vendors by providing our customers with a complete, cost-effective, easy-to-use and support ATC system designed to meet the unique operational requirements of small towers, said Pierre Plangger, Vice President ATC Sales and Marketing. By reducing the complexity of the system, operators are able to better focus on the job at hand of providing safe air traffic management. The Liberty-STAR VCCS includes: - Mission-critical air-ground / ground-ground voice switch - Easy-to-use, touch screen operator console - Integrated weather monitoring console - Sensors and antenna - Record and playback software - System configuration tool The weather information is provided with an ATC-focused weather monitoring software package. Large displays, charts and dials allow operators to observe current conditions in real-time. Weather data most needed by operators is provided, including wind speed, wind direction, temperature, dew point, and altimeter setting. The SolaCom recorder is a 24-port digital recording solution (48 analog ports can be recorded with an optional T1 interface). A 10-segment VU-meter is provided for each channel to allow quick visual indication of call activity. An internal monitoring system with speakers lets operators listen to live audio while recording. Located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., Easton Airport was first constructed for use by the U.S. military during World War II. Today, Easton provides a variety of services and has become the second busiest airport in Maryland with approximately 160,000 annual aircraft operations. Easton is also a popular hub with U.S. Vice President, Dick Cheney, who flies out of the airport regularly. The airport has recently experienced a significant amount of growth which generated the need for a second tower.
A privately held corporation headquartered in Canada's national capital region, SolaCom Technologies, Inc. has acquired more than 25 years of knowledge and experience engineering some of the world's most reliable critical communication systems. With the structure and broad expertise to execute customized solutions into a powerful set of communication tools, SolaCom enables interoperability over any network infrastructure in air traffic control, homeland security, public networks, military C4I, marine communication, emergency response, and other mission-critical applications. For further information Antonio Cassandra (613) 693-0641 x297 acassandra@solacom.com
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