Our expert technology is built around Private and Secure Real-Time Web for the Aviation sector. With relevant use cases to increase security, surveillance, and tracking, we offer you significant IoT opportunities, from improving the passenger experience to driving operational efficiency.
No frequent flyer has ever said they find their airport experiences have been flawless. Preparing for flights means planning hours in advance for any potential queues, security, and waiting issues. Then when you land in another airport to find your transit flight, you race against time to catch the next flight before it leaves. After all the hassle that flying creates, airport authorities ask themselves, “Can we make any of this easier?”
Of course, they can! New advancements in IoT are allowing airports to find ways to improve revenues, increase security, and minimize the hassle felt by customers every step in the process. Where can IoT technology (and Nornir in particular) help?
Arriving at the airport
Airports can introduce apps to their flyers which allow them to enable boarding passes to automatically open security, use services at airline lounges, and reach the boarding gates. One example of an IoT-based innovation in flying is how some airlines remove the check-in part of the process altogether and simply had customers receive a flight ticket the moment they enter the airport. Where Nornir can particularly add value is connect the app to the luggage and the boarding gate to notify the passenger of the status of the same.
Moving through the airport
And to ensure they can take advantage of airport facilities while making to their flight on time, Nornir-backed apps can provide personalized directions, directing them through the airport to restaurants and gates. They can be notified of the estimated waiting time at security checkpoints, and where and when to expect security.
Some of these services are already a reality in some airports. Airports being advised by Nornir are seeing how using sensors and beacons can reduce airport wait time with great success.
Smart security gates with automatic identification can allow people to pass through freely without waiting in airports such as Dubai. Anyone with a machine-readable passport can simply use the ‘smart’ gate and proceed. Nornir itself is developing technology for managing security where AI in security cameras detects movements and unusual behavior and allows security to only stop and question those people who may be a potential threat.
Once you are relaxed and waiting in the lounge for your flight, you would want to spend some time listening to music, watching some movies, or reading some e-books. Nornir’s technology allows high-quality WiFi that makes it easier for you to take advantage of these services. Thanks to Nornir’s networking technology, data from multiple points can be streamed to an application and plotted on a map to give a heat map indicating the quality of service across the coverage area.
Static Monitoring Devices can also be installed at key locations. These static devices act as gateways for the mobile monitoring devices.
Behind the airport back office
Nornir’s RFID tags allow tracking ground support equipment across the airport. Each trolley is tagged with an active RFID tag, allowing it to be located in and out of premises. Luggages can be tracked with passive data shared selectively to each passenger. Location of each employee can be monitored in order to determine where they are and find them when needed.
We at Nornir want to leverage the power of distributed systems to make life easier for people engaging in everyday tasks such as flying from one country to another. Are you an airport authority seeking to streamline processes in your airport through the latest technological advancements? Please get in touch with us and we can help you.