Frequentis purchased 100% of the Norwegian software company GuardREC ATC from Norway-based Embron Group. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed. GuardREC ATC develops recorder solutions for the air traffic control (ATC) market and has many years of knowledge and experience in safety- and operation-critical applications
“Our market studies revealed great potential in the recorder market, and 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,” said Norbert Haslacher, CEO Frequentis.
The new Frequentis 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, including special features like vector-based measurements during replay and scenario mode, which are essential elements for incident investigations.
“We are delighted that GuardREC ATC will have a solid, future-oriented new owner. We believe that Frequentis is the perfect company to position GuardREC ATC for the future, both in terms of resources for further development of the technology, as well as taking care of skilled employees and ensuring satisfied customers,” says CEO of Embron Group, Kjell Magne Leirgulen.
A new dedicated Recorder Unit will be founded with teams based in Austria and Norway. Prior to the transaction, GuardREC consisted of two businesses, the ATC business, which Frequentis has now purchased, and a compliance business targeting the financial industry, which is not part of the deal.