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Communication Systems for Maritime Control Centres

Frequentis is a provider of communication systems for coastal surveillance, emergency response, and navigational programmes. The programmes work within maritime control centres to enhance communication in ship networks.

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Frequentis is a provider of communication systems for coastal surveillance, emergency response, and navigational programmes, which work within maritime control centres to enhance communication in ship networks.

Coastal emergency response solution

Frequentis offers a programme to provide precise information and workflow support for emergency operations. The Search and Rescue solution acts quickly with precision in complex, data-intensive situations through an intuitive, graphical interface.

The programme helps operators react rapidly and efficiently to emergencies, backed by integrated Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) compliant operations.

Maritime coastal surveillance and communication system

A coastal surveillance system (CSS) is ideal for ensuring safety for locations along the shoreline. The system gives authorities the necessary survey, control and communication tools within their territorial waters. It is a solution that seamlessly combines information and communication.

Security requirements have changed along with global developments, meaning that coastal regions are vulnerable to threats from the sea, such as enemy attacks. This requires a higher degree of surveillance to control and protect maritime domains. The CSS allows nations to control and survey their exclusive economic zone.

Based on the standardised Frequentis Maritime Communication System 3020 product family, the MCS CSS equips users with a multi-centre functional base to meet specialised functions and capabilities for CSS environments.

The system supports multiple voice resources and applications all built for network coverage, including digital selective calling (DCS), Navtex, and radio remote control.

The CSS works using different information layers. The sensor layer inputs data from RADAR, automatic identification system (AIS), optical or infrared devices. The network layer is the base of the network, and the remaining layer is the integrated platform of communications technologies.

Communication and navigation solutions for the shipping industry

With more than 90% of world trade being carried out by the international shipping industry, maritime operations are a vital part of the market value chain. However, the maritime economy is highly competitive and not all ports generate large revenues.

Safety, efficiency and security become key factors for financial success. To achieve these goals, highly capable systems are required.

The Frequentis vessel traffic service (VTS) aims to provide active monitoring and navigation for ships in confined and congested waterways. It enables ships to communicate with control centres with an easy-to-use and reliable interface.

Coastal radio services for ships

To meet current marine communication needs, Frequentis has developed coastal radio (CR) services. This enables ships to communicate with the shore, other vessels and telephone lines subscribed to the service.

The CR is a part of the MCS 3020 range. It is equipped with special capabilities and functions for use in a marine environment, providing communication for ships.

About Frequentis

Frequentis has two decades of experience in the maritime industry, along with 70 years in air traffic control (ATC). Frequentis programmes are developed for data sharing within defence and security organisations.

Utilising experience from airport, public transport, defence, and public safety industries, Frequentis offers functional support to meet the needs of maritime rescue coordination and traffic management systems.

This cross-industry product development enables maritime solutions to leverage lessons learned from other Frequentis organisations and tailor them to the needs of the customer. An example of this is the incident management workflow capabilities initially developed for railway and urban transport solutions, which enable sharing of workflow across different industries.

Frequentis is becoming a leader in communications technology development and information management systems by working with technology advancements that enhance data exchange and response times.

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Frequentis Singapore Pte Ltd

16 Collyer Quay

20th floor #10-01 Ocean Financial Centre




Frequentis USA Inc

8661 Robert Fulton Drive

Suite 100




United States of America

Frequentis UK Limited

Regal House

70 London Road



United Kingdom

Frequentis Norway AS

Karenlyst allé 8b

3rd floor




Frequentis do Brasil Ltda

Assessoria, Serviços e Comércio de Sistemas de Informação e Comunicação Ltda

Al. Lorena N° 638, conj. 34

3° Andar, Edificio Millenium Office

Jardim Paulista

Sao Paulo