Managed Services

Our managed services take an end-to-end approach to radio, telematics and wireless communications and can be tailored to individual customer needs. From a complete end to end managed service where the entire infrastructure and end user devices are operated and managed by Affini, to bespoke packages that may include for example managed service for end user devices only with the customer owning the infrastructure; our flexible approach accommodates our customers preferred commercial and technical models as well as accommodating technology road mapping and digital transformation that may require a phased approach to implementing a full managed service.

One of our unique advantages is that we own and operate managed service platforms across airports in the UK and our experience in managing vendor neutral multi tenanted networks gives customers significant benefits through reducing cost, improving efficiency and performance and opportunities to commercialise their services.

Managed Services Phases - A brief overview of our approach to delivering managed services through the full life cycle

Phase 1 – Our Discovery Phase covers the objectives and requirements definition. This includes business case evaluation, user/ functional requirements gathering, technology evaluation, environmental considerations, existing infrastructure assessment together with license and regulatory aspects, timescales, commercials and service level requirements. Once all requirements are understood, a high level design and service proposal is presented and agreed before moving on to the next Phase.

Phase 2 - a low level design will be developed to cover all aspects of the agreed high level design to a level of detail that can be implemented. This will include a detailed programme of works, risk and method statements, stakeholder engagement and communications plan, user training plan, a transformation plan and service plan.

Phase 3 – Following agreement and sign off of a low level design, the Implementation Phase will cover all aspects of your hardware and software installation, ensuring that everything is fully integrated into your existing platforms and processes. Quality, resilience and reliability of voice and data are paramount throughout. We handle all configuration services and regulatory approvals, ensuring optimised software and hardware with a fully functional and forward compatible architecture.

Phase 4 – Following successful Implementation, our bespoke service package of ongoing maintenance and support will commence. Our networks are set up for streamlined proactive maintenance schedules, routine maintenance and rapid fault detection and resolution. Whether you want full network monitoring and 24/7 NOC services or a simple break fix arrangement, we tailor our levels of managed services to fit each customer’s needs.

Flexibility and diversity

The flexible nature of our approach to managed services, including flexible financing models and Service Level Agreements built around you, means that you can pick and choose the elements that your organisation needs. Whether you have a communications architecture in place and simply need experts to keep it running smoothly, or you want to strip back your existing architecture and start again, or something in between, Affini will deliver.

Our analytics and consultancy divisions can drive even broader benefits from your managed services, turning your data into tangible business insights and performance action.

VHF UHF Radio

Professional Mobile Radio

Affini is able to develop bespoke professional mobile radio networks to suit a huge range of settings, indoor and outdoor, with reliability and full engineering support services. Our managed services approach means we can take ownership of any or all of the network design, deployment and ongoing operation.

Ground to Air Radio

Our ground to air solutions ensure absolute efficiency and audibility of communications between operators in different locations. Delivered via a managed services contract, we have a proven track record of installing, commissioning and maintaining ground to air communications compliant with CAA regulations.

Telematics

Telematics

Telematics is the process of sending behavioural information from remote assets to drive business decisions. Examples include the optimisation of fleets based on vehicle data, including emissions that can be monitored to improve the environment, fuel and maintenance savings. Fully customisable reports allow for both historical and real-time operational activities.

Push to talk over cellular

Push to talk over cellular

Push to talk over cellular is a simple function with a big impact. A cloud based, wireless communication technology which maintains a continuous, half-duplex connection within or between user groups, it means that every user can speak to others simply by pressing the push-to-talk (PTT) key on their device, which may be a regular cellular phone. There is no need to dial numbers or actively answer calls.

Dispatch Location Applications

Dispatch/Location

For any organisation operating radios, dispatch and location applications drive visibility and efficiency. Dispatchers are granted real-time visibility into each asset’s location, whilst operators gain the support of active rerouting where necessary. Our managed services approach means we can take care of every aspect of a dispatch and location solution.

Network Management

24/7 Network Management

Keeping your communications network running optimally requires a proactive approach, monitoring it for flaws or reductions in performance, and identifying, isolating and repairing these as rapidly as possible. Affini’s 24/7 network management service takes this complexity away from your in-house personnel, freeing them up to focus on other business activities.

Case Studies

Swissport selects Affini for end-to-end community radio service at 13 UK airports

Read how Affini allows Swissport to achieve its goal of standardising its radio communications to ensure consistent ground movement control, ground to air and ground to ground communications across all of the UK airports that it serves.

Radio solution for Menzies Bussing

Read how Affini provides continuous radio coverage delivered for support services at Heathrow Airport.

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