Frequentis acquires recorder solutions specialist

Frequentis has bought Norwegian software company GuardREC ATC, which develops recorder solutions for the air traffic control market. The seller was the EMBRON Group, also based in Norway.

According to a statement, this will lead to the merging of Frequentis’ own recording solution DIVOS, with GuardREC ATC. The new solution will: “Provide all standard audio recording interfaces, and a complete set of video and screen recording capabilities expected by modern aviation customers.

“In addition to audio and video recording, it will also provide full surveillance and data recording. This includes special features like vector-based measurements during replay and scenario mode, which are essential elements for incident investigations.”

Discussing the rationale behind the move, Frequentis CEO Norbert Haslacher, said: “Our studies revealed great potential in the recorder market. By bringing together the expertise of our existing Frequentis DIVOS product and GuardREC ATC, we send a strong strategic signal to the market that we extend our feature capabilities to meet customer needs.”

He continued: “Based on the long-standing international expertise of the Frequentis DIVOS team, we will be able to integrate the GuardREC solution. This will not only be for our air traffic management customers, but also for Frequentis' public transport, maritime, and defence markets.”

A dedicated ‘recorder unit’ will also be founded, with teams based in Austria and Norway.