SolaCom to Deliver ATC Communication Systems to Island Nation

Integrated Voice Switching, weather and recording systems all part of turnkey solution GATINEAU, QC, Canada September 30, 2008 - SolaCom Technologies, a communications solution company that enables interoperability over any network infrastructure, announces that its market-leading Liberty-STAR Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS) has been selected by the Villa Shipping and Trading Company (VSTC) for installation at Maamigili Airport in the Maldives.
SolaCom will integrate its Liberty-STAR VCCS, Liberty-MET meteorology system and its Liberty-RECORD Voice Recording system into the airports air traffic control tower. SolaCom will provide VSTC with a turnkey solution that includes a VCCS comprising of two touch screen operator positions, eight radio interfaces and four telephone interfaces. The sensors are from Vaisala under which SolaCom has an OEM agreement. SolaCom will deliver and install the system, as well as provide factory and site training for all air traffic control crew. This latest contract attests to SolaComs reputation around the world for designing and building quality products, said Pierre Plangger, Vice President ATC Sales and Marketing. From large national projects to smaller remote island installationsSolaComs name is well-known in the ATC industry and always in demand. 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 - Integrated record and playback software and hardware - 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 voice 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. The Maldives is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean south of India's Lakshadweep islands, and about 435 miles south-west of Sri Lanka. The territory features 1,190 small coral islands of which over 200 are inhabited. The region boasts a growing population of over 300,000 people. Tourism is the largest industry in the Maldives accounting for over 20% of the nations GDP. In fact, 87 of the islands have been designated as exclusive resort islands.
Villa Shipping and Trading Company Pvt. Ltd. (VSTC) is one of the largest private companies and is the largest private employer in the Maldives. VSTC was incorporated in 1986 to hold its trading and shipping interests. VSTC trading operation is supported by a fleet of cargo ships and tankers. In 1988, using profits from its trading operations, VSTC diversified into resorts. Today, VSTC manages airport operations and is the single largest owner and operator of resorts in the country. VSTC has established offices in Frankfurt, Tokyo, Zurich, London, and Hong Kong. To learn more about VSTC visit www.villa.com.mv
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 Ext. 297 acassandra@solacom.com
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