Finmeccanica (whose land mobile radio arm is better known under the Selex ES brand) has supplied a TETRA digital radio system in just two months to Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) in Italy. It will provide secure communications for professional operators at the Rome Fiumicino’s Leonardo da Vinci airport.
The system is now fully operational following successful testing. The agreement includes an option to extend the service to the G.B.Pastine airport in Rome Ciampino.
The new system supports information exchange between users in different airport sectors, facilitating the co-ordination of operations. The TETRA technology ensures that communications between airport ground staff are secure and reliable. Radio coverage is provided both inside and outside buildings across the whole airport area.
All together, the system allows operators to maintain high levels of security and perform effectively, even in emergency situations when public mobile networks are liable to become congested or unusable.
The system infrastructure is based on Finmeccanica’s Perseus CSP platform and advanced radio base stations, which allow for the integration of a number of different types of communications technologies. Included is an operations room, used for managing emergencies and recording calls, fixed radio stations and mobile TETRA radio terminals.
Finmeccanica designed, supplied and installed the system and provides 24 hour technical support via a help desk and maintenance services. The agreement was announced at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 (Cologne, 15-17 March).
The company recently signed a contract with the Italian Ministry of the Interior as part of the TETRA PIT Programme (Programma Interpolizie TETRA). Here, Finmeccanica will implement a mission-critical national mobile radio service for Italy’s police forces, providing secure communications.