Mirrus, creator of the Digital Advertising Mirror, has partnered with research agency Millward Brown to study the effectiveness of Mirror Image as an advertising medium. The study began at the Greensboro Coliseum and will conclude with testing at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
Sensis Corporation is selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NextGen Airportal Project Technologies: System Analysis, Integration and Evaluation (SAIE). Sensis will perform a cost-benefit analysis of select NASA concepts and technologies (C&Ts) for the airportal environment (defined as terminal airspace down to the airport gate) and investigate the integration of the concepts into the National Airspace System (NAS).
Boingo Wireless announces the renewal of its bilateral roaming agreement with T-Mobile USA for subscriber access to Wi-Fi hotspots. With the new agreement, T-Mobile subscribers will gain access to 53 Boingo airport locations in the U.S. and Canada at no additional charge.
Contact Management System
JETNET LLC, a provider of corporate aviation information, expands its suite of aircraft market intelligence products with the release of a new aviation-specific web-based contact management system, JETNET Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for JETNET Evolution customers. The new CRM, which requires an Evolution subscription, gives users access to JETNET’s entire database of aviation contacts and aircraft, and allows users to add their own contact records, notes, action items, and other CRM data.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) launches two new technology-based services to help travelers make the most of their trip through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). A new Digital Concierge program features two four-sided digital touch screen directories located at either end of the MSP airport mall in Terminal 1, and MSP’s new mobile application, goHow Airport, is available for free download onto iPhone and BlackBerry devices.
EASE Passenger Processing
Air-Transport IT Services, Inc. (AirIT)announces that it is providing its EASE shared-use infrastructure platform solution to the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. The addition of this technology will help the airport bolster its aggressive plans to attract new airlines and add air service. AirIT’s shared-use airline check-in system, EASE (extended airline system environment), allows any equipped ticket counter or gate podium to be utilized by any airline operating on the system. This added efficiency greatly reduces airline costs, making the decision to add or expand airport service more palatable, according to the company.
Exit Lane Security
Cernium Corporation announces that it has received a contract from SecureNet, Inc., to provide equipment and services to TSA’s Exit Lane Breach Control (ELBC) Pilot Project, which will take place at the Dallas-Fort Worth and Seattle-Tacoma International airports. SecureNet, the project integrator, will deploy Cernium’s ExitSentry exit lane breach control video technology as part of the overall solution.
NICE announces that the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has implemented NICE’s open platform situation management solution, NICE Situator, in its new Security Operations Center. The Center serves as the coordination hub for all airport security operations and emergency response activities. The deployment of NICE Situator is part of a larger FAA-sponsored security upgrade project undertaken by the airport to meet TSA 1542 airport security regulations.
SITA/BCS Self-Service Baggage Solution
www.boingo.com Boingo Wireless Inc., acquires seven airport Wi-Fi networks from Sprint. Operations in all seven airports have been converted to Boingo® hotspots. Sprint customers will retain...
The 2004 survey showed that airports were primarily concerned with security technology. Catherine Mayer, SITA, says this year it’s operations technology.
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