Information Technology

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2004 In this special section, AIRPORT BUSINESS takes a look at information technology products and services available to airports and airport-based businesses. More details on these and other IT products can be found by...


SAFE (Secure Aviation Facility Environment) is available from Navigance Technologies Group. Designed to bring together leading edge wired and wireless technologies to deliver video surveillance, biometric access controls, and weather. Integrated into the system is Wi Fli, providing Internet hot spot access for passengers, crew, and tenants; www.navigance.com.

i-AIR (integrated-Airfield Inspection & Reporting), from Neubert Aero Corp., is a handheld data collection solution for performing paperless airfield inspections using the new Handspring Treo 600 mobile communication device. Perform airfield inspections using dropdown menus and reference airfield mapping, document the discrepancy and photograph, attach the photograph to the work order, and send for corrective maintenance action; www.airportnac.com.

Wi-Fi access for travelers in major airports nationwide is provided by Wayport, Inc.; www.wayport.net.



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Travelers through Kansas City International Airport will have access to high-speed wireless technology with PCS Wi-Fi Access from Sprint.
Sprint is managing the Wi-Fi service at KCI under contract to Ultra Electronics Airport Systems, Inc.

The service is available to KCI travelers at an introductory price of $6.95 per connection, for 24 hours of unlimited access; www.sprint.com/pcsbusiness.



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T.F. Green Airport is chosen to test the latest in government-sponsored security technology designed to prevent incursions in and around airport grounds.
The $2.4 million in grants from the Transportation Security Administration will place the airport at the forefront of efforts to seal airports from terrorists or other threats.

Two systems are being tested at the regional airport. One is software that could alert authorities when the airport's 3- to 4-mile perimeter has been breached. The software is part of the ASDE-X (airport surface detection equipment) system and will be installed this spring; www.tsa.gov.

Sprint and Concourse Communications Group, LLC sign a roaming agreement enabling PCS Wi-Fi Access customers to use Concourse's Wi-Fi networks at several major U.S. airports. Hot spots in passenger areas at LaGuardia and Minneapolis-St. Paul International airports are now available, with Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan, JFK, and Newark Liberty airports expected to follow in early 2004.

Customers will need a Wi-Fi Internet card or mobile device embedded with Wi-Fi technology in order to take advantage of the service. PCS Wi-Fi Access is initially priced at $6.95 per connection, for 24 hours of unlimited access per location; www.sprint.com/pcsbusiness.

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