It's FIDS - in a big way. Intersystems recently commissioned a dual-sided, 3x3 videowall in Canberra International Airport's, glass walled atrium, giving the airport the ability to provide passengers with real-time Flight Information as they approach the terminal.
Canberra Airport's new videowall displays Flight Information visible from the terminal's passenger set down area.
"Travellers can see their Flight Information as soon as they arrive at the passenger set down area because the main atrium's wall is all glass," commented Richard Allen, Services Manager who lead the Intersystems project team, "it's clever design and an ingenious integration of FIDS with the overall passenger experience in mind."
Canberra International Airport's stunning new atrium features a front wall of glass from floor to ceiling.
The dual-sided, 3x3 videowall is comprised of 18 NEC X551UN 55" LED-Backlit, Ultra-Narrow displays receiving a display image from an Intersystems GMC7XP controller allowing a single RapidFIDS page to be displayed seamlessly across all 18 screens.
The videowall's primary purpose is to provide real-time Flight Information to departing passengers as they arrive at the airport, however, a range of extra display equipment was integrated into the solution to allow the Canberra Airport to use the sign for alternative purposes such as displaying presentations or promotional videos.
The sign was designed and built as part of the new terminal expansion project currently underway and it seamlessly integrates into the larger design concept of the terminal standing an impressive 3.9 meters high and 4.0 meters wide.
Happy Birthday to Us
Sunday, 12 May 2013 00:00
Another year and time to increment our age counter!
When it comes to companies adding another year to the age is a great thing. Today marks the 43rd year since Intersystems was first registered and began developing industry leading, innovative and clever solutions for our airport partners.
Whilst we're all too young to have been around back then (of course) we have a few among us that go back around half way which is pretty amazing in itself, thanks guys.
We'd also like to shout out a huge thanks to all our fantastic customers who are so supportive and loyal and make it possible. You guys lead the industry with your commitment to quality, innovation and customer service and we're proud to be of service. The amazing part is that for us life really begins at 40 and the best is yet to come. We start testing on phase one of rapidsuite6 this month and also kick-off the exciting next phase that will knock your socks off.
Time to celebrate!
Measuring Skytrax's 2013 awards
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:08
Twelve of Intersystems' customer airports received accolades in this years Skytrax World Airport Awards announced in Geneva with Singapore Changi Airport taking home the prestigious World's Best Airport award amongst a host of others (see infographic below for full list).
"The results are based on 12 million passenger surveys completed in a 10-month survey period, covering 388 airports," notes Skytraxs' World Airport Awards website and are, "the most prestigious accolades for the world airport industry."
Awards were issued across multiple categories based on size, geography and service standards with many of our customer airports taking home awards across multiple categories.
Eight of the twelve customer airports were from Asia Pacific (SIN, AKL, SHA, BNE, SYD, PVG, HAK, ADL), three were from North America (YVR, SEA, SLC) and one was from Europe (DUB).
Congratulations to all of our customers who received an award in this years Skytrax World Airport Awards!
Dublin Airport to get 117 new monitors
Friday, 05 April 2013 09:41
Intersystems has received the green light to update an additional 117 CRT monitors after successfully installing 133 NEC monitors in 2012 for Dublin Airport Authority in Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport.
The additional monitors will be the same NEC P402 40" LCD equipped with the latest open pluggable specification (OPS) controllers used in the first round of monitor updates. The controllers will be running Intersystems' VisionClient software. All up, the combination of the NEC monitors and Intersystems' VisionClient software will deliver a streamlined yet powerful solution.
The original 133 NEC monitors installed in 2012 at Dublin Airport was the world's first installation of OPS controllers in an airport, setting yet another milestone for Intersystems in terms of forward thinking.
Earth Hour, beyond 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:46
Intersystems' offices around the world switched off their lights during Earth Hour 2013 to contribute positively towards climate change, but our contribution doesn't end there with our plans to go 'beyond the hour' already in motion.
Earth Hour 2013 was embraced by all of Intersystems' offices through the symbolic switching off of lights and other equipment with each office doing more where it could. Outside of the offices, many of Intersystems' team members privately showed their support by switching off at home as well.
Our commitment to climate change didn't end at 9:30pm on March 23 either. Throughout the year, appropriate energy saving initiatives are being implemented in each office.
Beyond 2013 we have deliberate plans to implement energy saving resources in the products we provide to a worldwide customer base, greatly increasing the potential impact of our contribution.