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Dubai Airports rolls out first cloud-based Flight Information Display system

Dubai Airports has launched an advanced Cloud-based flight information display (FID) along with system on a chip (SoC) display technology at Dubai International (DXB) Airport and Dubai World Central (DWC).
The upgrade, which was carried out in partnership with Samsung Electronics and AirportLabs, follows an initiative started by Dubai Airports in 2016 to adopt Cloud-based FIDS to replace a fragmented system across the facility.
After modernising the system with Samsung’s SoC based displays, Dubai Airports’ team will now be able to operate its new VisionAir FIDS software without external PCs, thereby slashing both the airport’s electrical footprint and operational costs.
Dubai Airports Technology and Infrastructure executive vice-president Michael Ibbitson said: “As the world’s busiest international airport that is operating at nearly full capacity, we understand that the most efficient way to accommodate growth without physically expanding the infrastructure is by deploying smart technologies and enhancing processes.
“Information and communication are critical elements of airport operations and we are positive this new display system will go a long way in helping us deliver a smooth experience consistently for the millions of customers that pass through our airports each year.”
The new system is capable of running from an internet browser and requires no local software installation. It permits the enabling of screen layouts and content for specific zones within the airport from the control room or from a mobile device.
Additionally, the system supports collaborative content management offering airlines, ground handlers or other airport service partners a certain degree of control in managing different types of content.
The system, which is able to control the screen’s backlight, can also help reduce energy consumption.
Samsung Electronics Visual Display Business executive vice-president Seog-gi Kim said: “By offering a single, dedicated platform for Cloud-based content management, FIDS solution boosts customer service with timely, efficient and visually impactful information delivery.”
As part of the project a total of 2,700 display screens were also changed across Terminal 3, Concourses A, B and C.

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