vias FIDS for small and medium sized airports

ViasFIDS is a Flight Information Display System for small and medium sized airports. It is available as an installed and as a cloud solution and it is multi airport solution.
The viasFIDS package contains many use full features like a flight generator, a stand allocation package, gate assignment, check-in handling, baggage handling features etc. All these features are configurable through administration programs.
The package has the possibility to handle automatic flight status messages from SITA or other message suppliers. The airport may be operated automatically without operator interventions.
The airport may at any time, be operated manually through the ViasFlight program.
If you combine viasFIDS with a standard economy system, it is possible to operate the complete airport without investing in a separate AODB system. If you already have an AODB system, the viasFIDS system will easily integrate into it.

Display engine based on the Chrome browser

The display engine is based on the Chrome browser. Therefore, the graphic possibilities are virtually endless. The flight information pages can easily be combined with advertisement pages. The pages may be created by the customer in HTML5. Push technology is obtained by using web-sockets for accomplishing real-time data flow. Which gives response times < 2 seconds.

Example of overview layout
Gate layout example

Full featured operator flight browser

Example of frontend

The Flight browser displays the flights in order by STD or STA. Arrival and Departure flights is distinguished by background colors. For visibility the cancelled or replaced flights are also distinguished by background colors. Changes to data are highlighted by timestamp colors. The timestamp colors are divided into three groups, 0-3, 3-6 and 6-15 minutes since last change.

Resource allocation

The allocation of resources like Stand, Gate and Belt may be done automatically, in advance on a weekly base from a predefined schedule.

The automatically generated resource schedules may then be manually changed afterwards.

Example of the interactive stand allocation user interface

Check-in counter assignment

Example of check-in counter assignment editor window

In the check-in application the information is planned independently from the individual flights, but they may be linked, in order for let flight information be shown at the checkin counters.

  • Online (re)configuration of Database and server parameters are the only limits to grow your airport, no build in limits
  • A true real time event driven solution with response times in the range 1 to 2 seconds
  • Integration with all important airport systems such as AIMS, slot and allocation systems.
  • A system that uses industry standard databases (Oracle) and a choice of exchange data formats between industry standard XML or the more compact JSON format.
  • A centralized monitoring system A system that can interface to type-b messages providers like SITA or ARINC or even receive type b-messages on POP3 e-mails.
  • A pricing model that reflects the size of your airport where you have access to the full packaged no matter how big or small your airport is.
  • A system capable of informing your different staff groups, where you are in control of the filters used for each group.
  • A state of the art user administration where you define user profiles and applies them to user groups.
  • A rigid system that only needs reboot in case the servers need to be upgraded for hardware or software change
  • Smooth integration with economy systems

Extras

During installation we can deliver onsite skills for tuning and configuration of the solution. Controlled tests of all interface, layouts and devices are carried out based on an of both parties agreed test protocol.

We deliver consulting services in form of plain counseling or IT infrastructure or development jobs.

We can offer a support and maintenance contract that is scaled to the customer needs – onsite and offsite 24/7

Customers may be part of a scheduled product upgrade program. The updates contain new features, bug fixing etc.

Event driven solution with a small server footprint. Based on the industry standard and reliable Oracle database and programmed in JAVA and C, depending on the task to be solved.
Exchange of data with other systems are done over publish subscribe webservices.

The product can be customized and adapted to fulfil specific airport requirements.

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