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Remote digital tower

Rethinking airport operations

Digital tower technology is completely changing the way towers operate. Frequentis is leading this change and developing new concepts for the management of digital towers that allow for a smooth evolution to new operational models or the seamless integration of new technologies. Frequentis integrates the full suite of tower automation, surveillance, voice, flight data management and other products to deliver a comprehensive digital tower solution.  


With our multi-remote digital tower technology, Frequentis offers systems for tower centres which can operate multiple remote towers from a single position within the tower centre. This significantly increases operational efficiency. In addition to panoramic camera arrays, the powerful smartVision camera system can be enhanced through the addition of PTZ cameras that act as binoculars for the air traffic controllers, giving them a better view of airport operations compared to any conventional tower.  

When it comes to reliability, Frequentis combines its leading network technology products to deliver optimal connectivity for demanding operations. Continuous monitoring and active routing detect, adapt to, and inform controllers about potential degradation in the event of a network impairment. 

Frequentis AI supports new concepts of runway intrusion and object classification using the optical surveillance system. Findings are automatically confirmed using the high-definition PTZ camera and controllers are informed. Frequentis Digital Tower can be operated at any scale: from a small deployable setup to a large multi-remote tower centre.  


Products & Solutions

Enhanced Vision

smartVISION is a video-based visualisation solution optimised for ATC and airport environments. It provides ATC-grade video presentation in combination with support and augmentation functions to support the air traffic controller (ATCO) workflow and increase efficiency, situation awareness and safety.

TowerPad

Since 2008, TowerPad has been in active service at several major airports, providing artificial intelligence to support advanced user-centric automation services for air traffic controllers. The product has been proven to reduce costs for airlines, airports and ANSPs. It also improves safety and reduces taxi times, and consequently the environmental impact of airport traffic.

Integrated Information & Control

smartTOOLS – the Frequentis integrated information and control system – provides a complete portfolio of applications related to tower and runway control, and weather information. Deployed worldwide in more than 36 countries, smartTOOLS can be tailored to any environment, from regional to high-capacity towers. By enabling significant automation, smartTOOLS helps reduce costs while increasing efficiency and safety.

Flight Data Processing

Whether your tower is located at one of the world’s busiest hubs or at a quiet regional airfield – or anything in between – Frequentis offers the ideal flight data management product for supporting your tower digitalisation programme. smartSTRIPS, our flight data management product, is designed for towers and approach units of all sizes and degrees of operational complexity.

X10 Voice Communication Solution

X10 is Frequentis’ innovative voice communication solution based on a state-of-the-art service-oriented architecture, facilitating the transition of pure ATM-based voice communications to Unified Aeronautical Communications. Operating on the Frequentis MosaiX platform, it can easily be integrated with other technologies from the Frequentis portfolio to deliver strong operational benefits.

Departure Manager (DMAN)

The Frequentis Departure Manager solution supports consistent optimised planning of outbound airport traffic, in turn driving optimised target times at the runway and the stands. Its key objectives are the efficient management of airport departure traffic, to ensure maximum utilisation of the available runway capacity, and the appropriate management of additional constraints such as Minimum Departure Intervals (MDIs) and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) requirements.

Integrated Arrival Departure Manager (IAD)

It can be difficult to optimise runway usage at high-demand, capacity-constrained airports, especially in the case of mixed-mode operations at airports that have just one runway for both arrivals and departures. The Frequentis Integrated Arrival Departure Manager (IAD) solution addresses the challenge of balancing arrivals and departures for maximised airport performance, for example by optimising the efficiency of integrating departures into the arrival stream.

Remote Digital Tower

Deployed in a Remote Digital Tower scenario, Frequentis Digital Tower solutions enable the remote provision of ATC services from different geographic locations, using a multitude of local sensors to give controllers the situational awareness needed to safely operate an airport. An ATM-grade network provides reliability and performance to safely connect the remote airport with the remote tower control centre.



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