Infraero taps Telvent for airport communications network

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Brazil's national airport authority, Infraero, has awarded a contract to Spanish IT firm Telvent (Nasdaq: TLVT) for the deployment of a new, digital radio communications network at 18 Brazilian airports, the latter announced without reporting the price tag.

"The Telvent telecommunications system selected by Infraero is designed to interface with other standardized information systems and enable effective joint communications among different entities and agencies," said Telvent CEO Ignacio González. "Its modular design makes it a scalable and long-lived solution that Infraero will count on as Brazil's airport operations continue to grow," particularly during the uptick in air traffic expected for the 2014 World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil.

The Telvent platform will provide privacy and security, with high availability to improve communications efficiency and service during routine airport operations as well as during emergencies or events when a high level of coordination of activities and processes is necessary, the Spanish company said.

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Spain's airport and air navigation services operator, AENA, has deployed a similar Telvent solution.