SMART Flight Information Display System (SMART/FIDS)
The SMART Flight Information Display System (SMART/FIDS) is a cost-effective and flexible state-of-the-art multi-media display solution that uses the latest Information Technologies to virtually display any kind of content in any form, including text, audio, video, images, animations and movies on monitors and other display and sound devices. The SMART/FIDS is easily configurable and automatically collects flight-related information, organizes it according to preset graphical and paging formats and disseminate to keep passengers/public, operational staff, airport management, ground handling agents, airlines or anyone else informed. The Flight Information Display System presents, accurate information on the status of flights, boarding times and gate/baggage belt assignments at check-in desks, boarding gates, baggage sorting carousels, arrival and departure areas as well as other location as needed.
Displaying real-time information to the airport staff at distributed locations is a critical component of the SMART/FIDS. The SMART/FIDS also plays a key role airport safety and provides directional information for airport evacuation in case of an emergency or security alert. The solution is also used to make information available to anyone else with a direct interest and can be used to display information on the website of the airport.
The SMART/FIDS displays the following flight information that could also be entered manually:
The SMART/FIDS allows information to be displayed via any LAN/WAN network. Information from the Airport Operational Database System (SMART/AODB) is used to independently update all monitors in real-time when the information is updated in database. By installing the Fault Tolerance Option (SMART/FTO) the SMART/FIDS can be configured with automated load-sharing and redundancy on multiple servers to provide built-in reliability. Each display device is continuously monitored and the proper functioning of each peripheral controller is verified from authorized workstations.