Proven in hundreds of global deployments, Frequentis Digital Tower solutions help ANSPs and airport operators manage IFR and VFR operations reliably, safely and efficiently. Meeting all deployment needs, from small unmanned towers to large hubs, our modular solutions help optimise traffic, cut emissions, and maximise productivity. Frequentis Digital Tower solutions can integrate seamlessly with existing technologies, enabling a staged deployment of the precise functionality needed today, with the ability to add functionality to tackle tomorrow’s challenges.
Challenging times for ATC towers
ANSPs and airport operators are under increasing pressure from airlines and from competitors in the tower air traffic control (ATC) market. Years of steady growth have given way to greater volatility in traffic, requiring ANSPs and airport operators to maximise the scalability, flexibility, and cost-efficiency of their ATC systems.
Of course, every airport is different: small regional airports demand low-cost, highly standardised solutions, while high-capacity airports require a more tailored approach to ensure that their complex traffic flows can be optimised and information shared with other stakeholders. Meanwhile, remote towers require the latest remote sensing and visualisation technologies to support safe and reliable remote operations.
As ANSPs and airport operators face up to these challenges, they must also manage their existing technology, which will often include isolated systems and silos of operational data. Any new technologies should ideally be able to integrate with the existing ones, given the potential disruption and risk of replacing everything at once.
Digital tower solutions for tomorrow’s needs
Frequentis offers a comprehensive portfolio of Digital Tower solutions to meet today’s and tomorrow’s needs. Frequentis Digital Tower solutions bring together all relevant information in a digital format, integrate it for presentation to the user, layer automation on top, and increase usability through intuitive interfaces.
Built on an intelligent framework that combines ATM-grade safety with the flexibility and manageability of a modern IT architecture, Frequentis Digital Tower solutions help ANSPs and airport operators to:
- replace out-dated technology and equipment
- break down operational silos and reduce complexity
- make better use of shared assets
- boost operational efficiency and overcome capacity constraints
- reduce emissions
- improve safety and air-situation awareness
- enable new digitally driven operations.
Frequentis Digital Tower solutions are trusted by global customers for all kinds of ATC operations, enabling the safe management of IFR and VFR operations from on-site or remote towers. Backed by advanced video processing and artificial intelligence, our technologies make airports of any size smarter and more efficient. They also help ANSPs and airport operators to stay aligned with the SESAR and ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades.
Decades of experience and a global network of Frequentis subsidiaries help ensure both low-risk deployments and ongoing professional support throughout each solution’s operational life.
The Frequentis Digital Tower solution portfolio supports all requirements from small to large across the following usage scenarios:
Remote digital tower
Focus on labour cost
Need standardised solutions to de-risk implementation, transition and operations
Powerful, AI-enriched remote operations and significant automation
Modular solution components on modern, easy-to-manage architecture
Advanced digital tower
Focus on capacity
Need solutions tailored to local environment
Maintain interfaces with and respect dependencies on other systems
Proven scalability to the needs of the largest global ATC environments
Highly customisable modular solutions to meet any needs
Open and flexible platform permitting full integration with current and future technologies
Compact digital tower
Focus on compliance with standards
Commercially dependent on a few important flights
Standards-based solutions aligned with SESAR and ICAO
Low entry cost and high operational efficiency
Frequentis Digital Tower solutions are built on MosaiX, a cloud-native ATM-grade IT architecture that enables faster, simpler deployment and management, rapid scalability to meet new demands, improved operational efficiency, increased standardisation, and reduced costs. By adopting this microservices-based architecture, ATC organisations can break down operational silos and deploy the functionality they need at the pace they choose.
The Frequentis modular approach to Digital Tower solutions is also enabled by our Integrated Controller Working Position (iCWP®) concept, which provides controllers with a unified, operator-focused front-end interface featuring integrated voice communication capabilities. Whichever Digital Tower solutions are connected, iCWP presents a clear situational view and intuitive controls to simplify workflows and promote safe, efficient operations.