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AIRPORT COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Whether you are looking for a land-mobile radio turn-key system, or a transmitter or just components for HF, UHF, VHF and microwave systems you place yourself in capable hands as GENTEC has proven experience on various projects, some of which are:

PRESIDENCY OF CIVIL AVIATION (PCA):
AERONAUTICAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS PROJECT (GASSIM, HAIL & JAZAN AIRPORTS), 2001
GENTEC has provided Aeronautical Communications Systems (ACS) on turnkey basis which required engineering, design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, training and technical support at Gassim, Hail and Jazan Airports. There were two more sub projects: HF Project where GENTEC provided HF System (JRC) at Jeddah Transmitter, Receiver and ACC site and DCC Project (GWDI) where GENTEC provided AFTN/CIDIN System at Jeddah ACC.
The ACS Project consists of the following subsystems:
• Voice Communication Switching System (Frequentis)
• VHF/UHF Transmitters & Receivers (Rohde & Schwarz)
• Voice Recording System (Thales)
• Master Clock System (MoserBaer)
• UPS (Liebert)
• Batteries (Hawker-SBS)
• Refurbishment of ATC Towers
• Equipment Shelters
• Console SuitesFire Suppression System (Chemetron)

In addition GENTEC prepared all the documentation, manuals and provided OJT training to PCA dedicated staff.

REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS PROJECT (SHAROURAH, LAYLA, KHAIBAR AND KHARKHEER) 2001
GENTEC has provided Remote Communications Systems (RCS) on turnkey basis. It includes engineering, design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, training and technical support at Sharourah, Layla, Khaibar and Kharkheer sites. The system consists of the following subsystems:
• Remote Control System (Charles Industries)
• VHF Radio (Rohde & Schwarz)
• Antenna (Taco)
• RF Cable (Andrew)
• RF Lightning Protection (Polyphaser)
• BandPass Filters (Kathrein)
• UPS (Liebert)
• Batteries (Hawker-SBS)
• Equipment Shelter
• Antenna Tower (Babtain)
• TOLCU (Hughes & Phelps)
• Fire Alarm System
In addition GENTEC prepared all the documentation, manuals and provided OJT training to PCA dedicated staff.

KING FAHD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KFIA), DAMMAM (1993)
GENTEC has furnished, designed, installed, tested and commissioned the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) System at KFIA. The system consists of the following subsystems:
• UHF-FM Radio Communication System
The system provides two-way radio communication to the different organizations operating at KFIA.
• VHF-AM Radio Communication System
The system consist of mobile and handheld radio units for two (2) way communications in the aeronautical mobile radio band and a fixed receive-only station for monitoring ground-mobile radio band and a fixed receive-only station for monitoring ground-mobile and air-to-ground communication channels at the airport.
• Radio Paging System
The radio paging system provides one-way message. The send message is voice and/or tone.
• Radio Telephone System
A stand-alone system dedicated for special emergency conditions and security operations which provides two-way UHF-FM radio communication with interconnection with the telephone system.
• Automatic Number Identification (ANI) System
The ANI system is provided for KFIA LMR system for monitoring of mobile and handheld radio activity on the UHF-FM channels.
After commissioning the LMR System, we performed the maintenance of the system in the year 1993.
In addition GENTEC prepared all the documentation and manuals that are tailored for the KFIA FIDS project, such as procedures for: factory acceptance test; site acceptance test; commissioning, training plan and manuals, maintenance plan and manuals, familiarization programs, operations and maintenance manuals.


COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Before and after teaming with the Sperry Corporation (now knows as UNISYS) for which GENTEC was the exclusive agent and distributor till its merger, we have had many years of experience with computer systems which is integral or contiguous to our other product lines and systems. A few major examples are:

MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER (1993)
Provide maintenance and training services to the entire National Information System at the center in Riyadh and subsidiary installations at 8 locations throughout the Kingdom. Responsibilities include the computer system, contiguous high speed transmission equipment, and maintenance to all buildings wherein these systems are located.

MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER (1994)
Provide procurement and logistics services from a multitude of on-shore and offshore sources for the entire NIC system including all EDP and telecom systems as well as facilities maintenance. Responsibilities include stock control, purchasing, expediting, finance, customs handling, technical inspection, and providing logistical support to the subsidiary locations.

SAUDI TELEX (1990)
At each of the 3 regional centers we maintained and operated computer controlled telex exchanges involving DEC-PDP-11/70 computers.
We operated and maintained the EDP Center at MoPTT headquarters which controlled, processed and administered all billings for all Saudi Telex subscribers nationwide.
A major part of our contract award in 1987 for this involves a highly sophisticated data network and management information system.

DAMMAM PORT (1981)
As part of a turnkey contract involving the installation, operation and maintenance of a multi-system project, we provided a computer system to monitor and control telephone records, cable records, directory services, automatic message recording and billing, and stock control of all spare parts for all systems.

KING ABDUL AZIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JEDDAH (1980)
GENTEC designed, installed, commissioned and maintained the public address system at this airport. At the time of its installation it was regarded as the most advanced of its type in the world. The system feature fully computerized control of the flight oriented automatic announcement system.


INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

Over the years GENTEC has installed networks of every degree of sophistication with a combination of technologies, dating from cross-bar exchanges through digital devices operating across one of the most modern networks in the world. Some of the major projects executed by GENTEC involving integrated systems are:

PORTS AUTHORITY, KING ABDULAZIZ PORT, DAMMAM (1981)
Turnkey design, procurement, installation and maintenance of complex telecommunications network throughout the Dammam Ports area, comprising 800 line fully electronic PABX, a range of key systems, and an extensive inside and outside cable plant covering the whole ports area; computer billing and accounting system; separate stored program controlled processor for telephone network analysis and route planning, diagnostic and directory compilation.

ARCHIRODON CONSTRUCTION, JUBAIL COMMERCIAL HARBOR (1981)
Turnkey design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of a 1200 line EPABX, extensive outside plant and internal wiring, a computer controlled call accounting system, and VHF land mobile and paging system.

PARSONS, ROYAL COMMISSION, YANBU (1982)
Turnkey design, procurement and installation of telecommunications network comprising stored program control EPABX, a second computer controlled PABX, 35 key-systems, an extensive outside plant network, a 9 link multi-channel microwave link, together with telex machines an internal telephone network covering a wide range of houses and buildings. The system design involves, among other things, interfacing with existing exchanges.

BECHTEL, SAUDI YANBU PETROCHEMICAL (1984)
Turnkey design, supply, installation, testing commissioning and maintenance of a complete communications network comprising 400 line EPABX, inside wiring and outside plant, various key systems, facsimile, teletype writers, UHF land mobile radio system, plus VHF paging system.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SAUDI ARABIA AND SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSIES IN 30 COUNTRIES (1986)
Turnkey design, furnish, install, train, operate and maintain a comprehensive telecommunications network linking the Ministry’s new headquarters in Riyadh with facilities in Taif, Jeddah and Saudi Arabian Embassies in thirty (30) countries around the world. The systems include: Radio, message switching, telephone, teletype, public TV and radio. In addition to providing a worldwide communications system, extensive communications /electronics systems were installed within the headquarters building, included are such special systems as audio-visual conferencing facilities and various dual-language capabilities.

SUPPORT TO DESERT SHIELD & DESERT STORM OPERATION (1993)
During the Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations, GENTEC undertook several special projects providing emergency telecommunications services to the Coalition Forces. These support networks included Land Mobile Radio Communications, Multi-Point Microwave TV-Channel distribution (wireless cable TV), Satellite TV reception and distribution, and site-wide Wireless Siren Alert System
JADAWEL INTERNATIONAL (1994)
GENTEC has a mature experience in SMATV and CATV network design and implementation. GENTEC has implemented medium to large scale CATV systems involving Satellite TV reception,
channel conversion, processing, modulation, amplification and distribution.

GENTEC designed and implemented Jadawel International’s Compound ‘E’ CATV system comprising of over 4,000 outlet points with at least 36 channels of video programs; all piped-in through a cable network involving over 30 kilometers of cable network.


OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

With most of the private and public infrastructure complete, one of the Kingdom`s priority requirements is to economically and efficiently operate and maintain the most sophisticated state-of-the-art systems and services. GENTEC is actively involved in this field, such as :

MINISTRY OF PTT
SAUDI ARABIAN TELEX NETWORK (SAUDI TELEX)
Providing management, operations and maintenance to the entire telex and data network of the Saudi Arabian Telex Network. GENTEC has installed the system in 1978 and continued providing its services to MoPTT till 1982.
In 1987 the Ministry of PTT selected GENTEC (in partnership with British Telecom) to manage, maintain, and operate the Telex and Data Transmission Network and maintain the Telegraph Network. Our responsibility was for 3 years commencing January 1988.

SAUDI ARABIAN GENERAL MARINE
COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
Carrying out the operations and maintenance of coastal radio system, including maintenance of other telecom equipment, buildings, standby power, roads and towers at all locations in the Kingdom. GENTEC has been successfully providing this service since 1984.

NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER
In 1986 we were awarded 2 contracts at the National Information Center for the Saudi Arabian Management Information System (SAMIS), namely:
- Computer System Maintenance and
- Logistics Services

COMPUTER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
Unlike most of such projects whereby the incumbent contractor transfers his staff to the incoming contractor, both of these projects were new and the staff had to build from the ground-up.

The computer system maintenance contract was reconfigured on a year-by-year basis. Our satisfactory performance was demonstrated by the fact that we received a 3-year contract extension in January 1989 without the necessity to call for tenders. GENTEC continued providing the maintenance and operation services till 1993.

SAUDI PORTS AUTHORITY
In 1986 we were awarded a 3-year contract for the expansion of the telephone, radio, and radar systems and the operation and maintenance of all telecom systems at the Jeddah Islamic Port
In addition, GENTEC engineered and supervised considerable outside plant at the Port.

In 1991 GENTEC was successful in receiving a 3-year contract for operation and maintenance of all telecom systems at the Jeddah Islamic Port.

SAUDI ARAMCO
During 1981-1985 GENTEC provided the telephone technicians and supervisors to carry out installation, relocation and maintenance to telephone equipment for the Dhahran area.
A similar contract was awarded in 1984 for the installation, removal, operation and maintenance of radio, telephone and facsimile equipment at the Yanbu LNG Plant and the Gassim refinery.


RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

GENTEC has successfully completed a wide range of radio communications projects including systems for HF, VHF, UHF, and microwave radio. These projects have included turn-key systems, supply of equipment, maintenance. GENTEC has a proven record of design and implementation of radio systems covering a wide range of technologies. Some examples of these projects are listed below:

SAUDI ARAMCO, DHAHRAN (1993)
GENTEC implemented a highly sophisticated and state-of-the-art Digital Microwave (broadband radio) System for the Saudi Aramco`s permanent communications systems in the Southern Area Gas Plants Areas. The said system employed 35 Mbps digital microwave radio links, digital access cross connect systems with remote network manager, 34, 8 and 2 Mbps multiplex equipment connecting over 4,000 circuits of data and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System) and voice traffic.

SAUDI PORTS AUTHORITY (1981)
Supply, installation, operation and maintenance of nationwide HF medium power SSB point to point voice/teleprinter network.
• Supply, installation and maintenance of VHF ship to shore system for the Ports of Jubail, Jazan and Yanbu.
• Supply, installation and maintenance of VHF mobile radio system integrated with marine radio system, for the Port of Jubail.

SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES - SAUDIA (1983)
Supply, installation and maintenance of mobile radio telephone subscriber system integrated with the PTT national telephone network.

Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force (1983)
Supply, installation and maintenance of HF SSB Strategical / Tactical Radio Communications System.

SAUDI TELEPHONE COMPANY (1995, 2001, 2003)
A turnkey project for the construction of GSM sites including all ancillaries (GSM antenna, coaxial feeder line, communication tower, equipment shelter, standby/main generator set, …etc.). Over a 100 GSM sites was build since STC started to establish their cell sites.

• Installation, Alignment, Distribution and Commissioning of GSM Microwave Equipment – AT&T Saudi Arabia
• Installation of Microwave Link – Lucent Technologies Saudi Arabia
• Construction and Installation of GSM sites – Jizan Area
• Expansion of GSM sites – Kingdom Wide


SOUND SYSTEMS

GENTEC installed sound systems ranging from simple paging and background music installations up to complex computerized sound reinforcement systems with automatic multilingual broadcasting for airports and simultaneous interpretation systems for conference centers. Some of the major projects executed by GENTEC are:

COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (1983)
A sound reinforcement system for the Council of Ministers at Taif and for the Amphi-Theater in Riyadh.

KING ABDUL AZIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JEDDAH (1981)
A multi-million-sound and paging system for the King Abdul Aziz International Airport at Jeddah - one of the most advanced and comprehensive public address system in the world. The system includes computer controlled flight announcement systems with 8-language capabilities.
The system incorporates over 8000 speakers giving a total output of 48,000 watts, and utilizing in excess of 450 kilometers of cable.

ARMED FORCES HOSPITAL, JEDDAH (1986)
A hospital communication system including sound systems, intercommunication systems, nurse call system, etc. Patient room stations are equipped with integrated audio-visual consoles to provide all centralized hospital services.

HAJ TERMINAL, KING ABDUL AZIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JEDDAH (1981)
Having successfully completed the sound and public address systems for the North and South Terminals at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, GENTEC was contacted by Ministry of Defence and Aviation to provide the public address system for the Haj Terminal.

HAJ MINISTRY, JEDDAH (1981)
A complete sound reinforcement, multi media and audio visual system. The system consists of desk microphone assemblies, ceiling speakers, chairman`s priority on system control, master mixer, equalizer, lectern assembly, multi media control, motorized screen assembly, projectors, etc.

HAJ MINISTRY, RIYADH (1981)
Having successfully completed the sound reinforcement, multi media and audio visual system at the Haj Ministry in Jeddah, the Ministry contracted GENTEC to provide a similar system for the Haj Ministry in Riyadh.

AL-BAHA HOSPITAL, ABHA (1985)
A public address paging and intercom for the Al Baha 300-bed hospital.


TELEPHONE SYSTEMS

GENTEC involvement in the technology of Telephone Systems can be categorized in three areas:
• Crossbar Exchanges to ISDN based PABXs
• Digital Hybrid Key System/PBX
• Card Phone System

PABXS & DIGITAL HYBRID KEY SYSTEMS
It would be difficult to list all of the PABX and Key systems supplied, installed and being maintained by GENTEC. Many tens of thousand of lines have been provided in systems ranging from small 20 lines Crossbar PABX to large and highly sophisticated electronic exchanges up to the latest-state-of-the-art technology of digital PABX with ISDN features and Digital Hybrid Key System. A few examples listed below will give some idea of the degree of GENTEC involvement in this field.

ROYAL FAMILY MEMBERS
PABXs ranging from 100 lines up to 500 lines have been installed for:
• The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud - King`s Palace, Obhur, Jeddah
• Zaher Palace (Government Guest Palace)
• HRH Deputy Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Palace, Taif
• HRH Prince Faisal bin Fahd Palace, Riyadh
• Council of Ministers, Riyadh
• Ministries

PABXs ranging from 200 lines to 1000 line Crossbar Exchanges & 100 line to 6000 line Electronic PABX to ISDN based PABXs installed for:

• Ministry of Water & Agriculture
• Ministry of Defence & Aviation
• Ministry of Petroleum & Minerals
• Ministry of Health
• Ministry of Finance
• Ministry of Education
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Ministry of Information
• Ministry of Interior
• Ministry of PTT


OTHER GENTEC CUSTOMERS
Please refer to "Major Customer List" which gives a partial list of the clients where GENTEC has supplied, installed and are maintaining the PABXs and Key Systems.

CARD PHONE SYSTEM
GENTEC, as an agent of GPT, UK has the privilege of assisting MoPTT/GPT by providing administrative and technical support for the implementation of the first card phone system in Saudi Arabia.

GENTEC is currently maintaining the Pay Phone Management System for GPT supplied card phones.

In addition, we are also maintaining the card encoding plant at the Ministry of Finance Complex on behalf of MoPTT.


TELEX SYSTEMS (Ministry of PTT)

Throughout the Kingdom`s second 5-year development plan, GENTEC acted as a prime contractor to the Ministry of Post, Telephone and Telegraph for the supply and installation of telex exchange system. The company also acted as prime contractor for the organization which managed, operated and maintained the telex network system - the Ministry has named this organization ‘SAUDI TELEX’.

The Kingdom`s telex system largely installed by GENTEC is one of the most modern in the world. It employs the latest Eltex computer-based switching equipment using modern stored program control; all electronic subscriber terminals and the latest multiplex equipment and concentrators to make the maximum use of trunk lines.

Subscribers enjoy a range of facilities which non-computerized systems cannot match. Fully automatic dialing; automatic retry of engaged lines; Latin or Arabic characters; broadcast and conference modes; test messages and distortion tests on request and fast access manual assistance consoles are among the features of the system.

As well as having managed, operated and maintained the entire telex network, GENTEC installed, tested and maintained subscriber`s electronic telex terminals and trained subscribers staff in their use. The system growth rate was of over 200 subscribers every month, and expansion to a total capacity of 30,000 subscribers was programmed. There were approximately 350 GENTEC staff dedicated to this project.

In 1987 the Ministry of PTT selected GENTEC (in partnership with British Telecom) to manage, maintain, and operate the entire telex network together with the added teletex and data network. Our responsibility was for 3 years commencing January 1988.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (1986)
GENTEC has designed, supplied and installed a complex and sophisticated telecommunications network for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters Building, Riyadh, linking various Saudi Embassies around the globe. Included in it, is a message switch, data and electronic mail exchange for the Ministry and the Embassies, which serves as a private and secure telex system.

PRIVATE & PUBLIC COMPANIES
Upon completion of the contract with the Ministry of PTT in 1982, GENTEC continued to be active in the supply, installation and maintenance of telex equipment for private/leased circuit subscribers.

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