Copenhagen Airport tests Formation data storage

MOORESTOWN, N.J., 26 January 2005. Formation, Inc. announced today that its Advanced Integrated Recorder (AIR) has successfully completed Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) at the Copenhagen Air Traffic Control Center in Kastrup, Denmark.

MOORESTOWN, N.J., 26 January 2005. Formation, Inc. announced today that its Advanced Integrated Recorder (AIR) has successfully completed Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) at the Copenhagen Air Traffic Control Center in Kastrup, Denmark.

Naviair, the Air Navigation Services of Denmark, signed the SAT Certificate in Kastrup on November 25, 2004. Naviair has since completed AIR installation and commissioning at the Greenland Flight Information Center and is now preparing for AIR installation at Roskilde airport near Copenhagen.

"One of the biggest benefits of the new recording system is its networked architecture, which allows an Investigator to search, replay and copy recorded data from any of the networked recorders directly on a PC at his desk," said the Naviair Deputy Director of Systems, Flemming Tidselholdt. "In addition, the new recorders maintain 30 days of information on their hard disks, so we no longer need to manually change tapes every day."

"Naviair's fully redundant AIR configurations manage up to 660 channels of analog and digital voice data for area control, approach and tower voice communications. By using high-performance, off-the-shelf hardware, we limit rack space to only 9U (229mm or 15.75 inch) for even the largest of their recorders," said Doug Crawford, Formation's Product Director. "In Kastrup, we are replacing racks of older recording equipment with better performing units that require a fraction of the space."

The AIR system is used in ATC, air defense, and command & control centers worldwide, recording, storing and replaying workstation screen activity, radar, video, LAN and voice data in a single time-tagged and synchronized system. The system is scaleable, expandable and provides any size facility the ability to recreate critical events, eliminate manual data correlation, and reduce liability risk. Configurations range from a stand-alone 1U (1.75 inch) server with as few as four voice channels, to a networked storage system supporting over 1000 screen, data and voice channels.

Formation, Inc. of Moorestown, N.J., provides a broad range of products and services to the aerospace, data communications, defense and transportation industries, including ruggedized disk products, avionics-class servers and Wireless Access Points, mobile gateway/router/firewall equipment and the Advanced Integrated Recorder. Formation also offers custom engineering and manufacturing services. For more information see www.formation.com.

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