Trends in Airport technology

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“The idea’s reception has been positive, but like everything else, it’s a new idea and someone has to be first. I want to do it; I think the idea would work best for a brownfield project site.

Another area of airport design where technology is playing a key role is in the evolution of the command center, relates Steinert.

“The advent of fiber optics and a very aggressive infrastructure backbone that allows airports to plug and play just about anything causes a major reduction in the amount of space needed for operation command centers,” he says.

“You do need to have some repeater sites when things get large and distances get great, but that’s a lot cheaper than building multiple control rooms for multiple systems.”

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