Product Profiles: Flight Information Display Systems

Sept. 13, 2005
The following product descriptions of equipment are offered as a service to readers and are not intended as an endorsement.

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THE MULTISYNC® LARGE_SCREEN LCD is available from NEC Display Solutions. Designed to help airport information display applications take off, the LCDs are available in 46-inch, 40-inch, and 32-inch screen sizes. Features include: enhanced management, high resolution, and wide viewing angles;

ECLIPSX™, a commercial, off-the-shelf FIDS solution is available from Com-Net Software. Fully customizable, the solution features many modules, including ECLIPSX-Ad, ECLIPSX-AM Radio, and ECLIPSX-Announce. Connects to other systems and is portable and scalable. Designed to help keep flight information accurate and up-to-date without overburdening resources;

A VISUAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (VIS) is available from Innovative Electronic Designs (IED). A complete system of computer-controlled displays and networked software designed to work in conjunction with IED’s 500ACS. The 500VIS system is a way to display constantly changing airline information, airport information, courtesy announcements, and ADA-compliant visual paging;

OPENFIDS, designed to integrate seamlessly with other airport automation systems, is available from Industrial Television Services, Inc. (ITS). Also available is ITS TicketINFO System, which directs passengers to the correct check-in positions and automatically displays flight status information to passengers in the ticket counter area;

RAPIDFIDS, a real-time flight information display system solution, is available from InterSystems. Designed to provide operators versatility in information distribution. Manage and display information regarding: flights, baggage carousels, check-in counters, boarding gates, and more;

NEW -SA VERSIONS OF THE MULTIVIEW SERIES™ are available from Magenta Research. The video-over-Cat5 transmitters and receivers are designed to deliver high-resolution video, plus simplex or duplex Serial and stereo Audio, all over a singular Cat5 cable. Compatible with all composite, component, S-video and computer video signals, the MultiView-SA versions allow the user to use remote displays and projectors, zero to 1500 feet from the source;

AN ENHANCED VERSION OF THE FLIGHTVIEW MONITOR from RLM Software is designed to generate revenue for airports by allowing them advertising opportunities within the traditional FIDS display. The system provides airport passengers flight information, while pairing advertising with this popular airport focal point;

AIRVUE™ is a flight information display and management system from ARINC. Designed to distribute airport and airline information in diverse formats to numerous device types (LCDs, LEDs, CRTs, ramp signs, and more) anywhere within reach of the Internet. Passengers can view real-time flight information using an Internet connection at the terminal, at home, or in between;