The Frequentis success story begins among the ruins of a war-torn Vienna in 1947. Two young engineers, Emanuel Strunz and Walther Hamm, combined their talents to help rebuild a shattered city.
Their first contract was to help construct the Vienna II radio station, thus beginning the company's long association with voice communication systems.
An eclectic product portfolio followed, covering everything from steel hardening facilities to ultrasound therapy units. The first order for an air traffic control facility arrived in 1955, and this sector was to become a natural home for the company.
By 1994, a focus on technology that combined innovation with usability enabled Frequentis to become the European market leader in voice communication systems (VCS) for air traffic management (ATM). By 1998, it had reached the same position on the global market.
The end of the 1990s saw Frequentis a multi-million dollar international enterprise, already applying its expertise in safety-critical communication applications to new markets.
Today, Frequentis and its associated companies employ hundreds of staff at locations in over 50 countries. While the core business remains the ATM sector, the company also builds voice communication and information systems for defence, public safety, public transport and maritime markets.
|2012||Order for modernisation of all Fire and Rescue Centres in Vietnam|
|2011||FABEC N-VCS Project with Eurocontrol and DSNA (France)|
|2010||Order for Canadian Coast Guard - largest maritime programme in the Frequentis history|
|2009||Orders for the military radio network system of the ÖBH (Austrian Federal Armed Forces) and the military airfield and Tower Zeltweg smartStrips for NATS Electronic Flight Data Display Major Maritime successes: River Nile, Port of Singapore|
|2008||Order for RENAR – first IP network in Air Traffic Control for France Major Order from Spain: Marina Mercante Frequentis becomes Partner of the EU Modernisation Programme SESAR|
|2007||Change of legal form to Frequentis AG (equivalent to a stock corporation) Entry in Brazilian market: Congonhas Airport, Mobile & Deployable Towers|
|2006||Move to new headquarters in Vienna, Frequentis selected for NASA's giant Mission Operations Voice Enhancement (MOVE) program. Order for supply of 300+ Control Rooms to the Norwegian Police, Fire and Health Agencies (Nødnett).|
|2005||Win major command and control centre contract from London's Metropolitan police|
|2004||Open subsidiary in Australia|
|2003||Breakthrough sales in the USA (FAA Command Centre) and Australia (continent-wide VHF network)|
|2002||First major success in the railway market, building a network management centre for Railtrack in the UK. Open subsidiary in Singapore|
|2001||Establish GroupEAD joint venture to build the world's biggest Aeronautical Information System|
|2000||Open regional office in the Philippines|
|1999||Open US subsidiary, technology breakthrough with TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) design release 1.1|
|1998||Global market leader in VCS for ATM. Open subsidiary in Canada and enter new product market with the sale of a maritime voice communication system to Denmark|
|1997||Success in new markets is confirmed with an order for command and control centre solutions from Europe's largest fire service (in Berlin)|
|1995||Begin expansion into new public safety and public transport markets, building, for example, a control centre for the Vienna Transport Authority|
|1994||European market leader in VCS for ATM|
|1992||Open subsidiary in London, UK|
|1991||Open subsidiary in Bratislava, Slovakia|
|1990||Build and deliver the world's first digital voice communication system (to EUROCONTROL)|
|1985||Open subsidiary in Germany|
|1980||Develop the world's first microprocessor-controlled voice communication system|
|1970||Contract to equip all Austrian military airports with radio communication and telephony facilities|
|1955||Frequentis engineers help build Austrian air traffic control facilities at Schwechat|
|1947||Emanuel Strunz and Walther Hamm found Frequentis Gesmbh in Vienna. They begin work on a new radio station for a city rebuilding itself after WWII|