Finmeccanica implements a new secure communications system at Rome Fiumicino Airport in record time
- The digital radio system will be used by Aeroporti di Roma’s emergency teams
- The system is based on TETRA, the European digital radio communications standard for highly secure and reliable voice and data transmission
- Finmeccanica's communications solutions are used in over 50 countries
Just over two months for the supply to Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) of a TETRA digital radio system that will provide secure communications for the Rome Fiumicino’s Leonardo da Vinci airport professional operators. Implemented by Finmeccanica, 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 coordination 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 innovative 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 24H technical support via a help desk and maintenance services. The agreement has been announced at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 (Cologne, 15-17 March).
Finmeccanica communication solutions are used in over 50 countries. They are regularly deployed for the protection of critical infrastructure, to support police operations and in the management of large events. The company recently signed an important 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.