"Introduction to AMHS" offers a comprehensive and didactically structured tutorial of the AMHS in terms of communication services
"Introduction to AMHS" consists of two volumes (round ring view binders) totalling approximately 1400 inlaid pages containing more than 500 b/w graphics. The style of presentation allows flexible use to suit the needs of readers visiting the AMHS for a first time and for professionals looking for details of specific subjects.
Each handled subject is introduced by a figure and a subsequent text in appropriate detail. Marginal notes are used to highlight subjects which are handled in alongside text parts. Such notes facilitate readers' investigations and are useful to memorise key terms and used acronyms.
More detailed, more advanced, or background information is highlighted and may be skipped at a first reading.
“Introduction to AMHS” has been written in support of system engineers, implementers, test engineers and operators, and anybody who is looking for a qualified technical and operational understanding of AMHS communication.
The comprehensive book "Introduction to AMHS" (comprising both Volume A and Volume B) can be purchased for 950 €. The price for a single copy of Volume A or B is 550 € each, including the option to order the complementary Volume (B or A) for 400 € within the next six months after the first order. These prices do not include forwarding charges and VAT.
"Introduction to AMHS" is published by
AC-B GmbH, Markdorf / Germany.
The "ATS Message Handling System (AMHS)" has been specified by ICAO to provide up-to-date messaging services which are above of the level available with the today's operated AFTN and CIDIN. To take advantage of these enhanced messaging services at a global scale, States and Organisations are encouraged to support AMHS communication as soon as possible.
AMHS services are primarily specified as an implementation of a functional subset of the ISO/IEC and ITU-T standard series for “Message Handling Systems (MHS)”. Furthermore, the AMHS is embedded in the overall architecture of the ICAO “Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN)” and makes use of common ATN services. The technical specifications are laid down in ICAO Doc 9880. In addition, Doc 9896 provides for the AMHS integration in an ATN architecture based on the Internet Protocol Suite (ATN/IPS).
“Introduction to AMHS” offers a comprehensive and didactically structured overview of the AMHS in terms of communication services, functions and operations.
Special attention is given to the “AFTN/AMHS Gateway” enabling communications between users of the AMHS and such of the legacy AFTN. The gateway aspects are presented and viewed in detail from operational and design-oriented perspectives.
Furthermore, “Introduction to AMHS” treats the ISO/IEC and ITU-T standards upon which AMHS is built, with great elaboration, as necessary for understanding AMHS well. Provided references identify in detail the used sources of given explanations.
The contained material was originally developed for the periodical AMHS seminar offered by AC-B. Improvements proposed by seminar participants as well as issues recognised in the course of AMHS conformance tests conducted by AC-B have been taken into account in the preparation of this book.
A flexible page signature system allows for future amendments, be it in the replacement or in the addition of pages, without affecting the overall structure of the document. This feature is essential in view of the ongoing work in global and regional ICAO bodies.
Update Service (Book Amendments)
In consideration of future refinements of the AMHS technical specifications and ongoing regional implementation work an update service is offered by means of change pages and extra pages. Using this service, readers are enabled to keep their AMHS knowledge up-to-date with the latest developments in AMHS.
A flexible page signature system allows for future amendments,
be it in the replacement or in the addition of pages, without affecting
the overall structure of the document. This feature is essential in view of the ongoing ICAO ATN/AMHS standardisation process.
The price for the book "Introduction to AMHS" does not include the Update Service. Please contact us for further information and prices on book updates (amendments).