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TSA approves use of Rohde & Schwarz scanner

Rohde & Schwarz has announced that its R&S QPS201 security scanner has been placed on the Transportation Security Administration’s Qualified Products List (QPL), which approves it for use in US airports and at other TSA security screening facilities.

“We are thrilled that the R&S QPS201 security scanner has achieved QPL status,” said Frank Dunn, CEO of Rohde & Schwarz USA. “We look forward to continuing to work with the TSA, airports and air carriers to bring R&S QPS201 to US airport security screening checkpoints.”

The quick personnel security (QPS) scanner features enhanced Advanced Imaging Technology (eAIT) and uses safe, millimetre wave radio frequency technology to rapidly and accurately screen passengers for concealed threats.

According to R&S, the system’s open design and hands-down scan pose makes security easy and accessible for travellers.

With hundreds of systems in use at some of the world’s busiest airports since 2015, R&S QPS201 has also been approved for use by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). R&S QPS201 is currently at three US airports – Denver International Airport (DEN), LaGuardia International Airport (LGA), and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Arconas unveils new ecosystem seating

Global airport seating company, Arconas, has launched Avro, which it describes as “a complete, high-performance seating ecosystem designed by London-based design studio Pearson Lloyd to meet the evolving needs of the modern traveller”.

According to Arconas, Avro offers terminal operators a single, endlessly flexible seating system for all types of travellers.

It notes that with its “combination of elegant design, vivid colours, visionary engineering, and integrated power, Avro elevates any interior space and brings the VIP lounge experience to any waiting area with one single, easy-to-install system.

“An ingenious universal beam structure allows all seat types to be easily and intuitively installed, removed, or replaced – making Avro simple to maintain, clean and reconfigure as needs change.”

Avro incorporates low-voltage USB-A & USB-C outlets in the armrests so passengers can safely and conveniently charge their devices or catch up on work as they move through the airport.

“Avro is the most versatile airport furniture ecosystem on the market today,” says Lynn Gordon, Arconas’ vice president of business development.

“Our patented universal connector is engineered to accommodate Avro’s entire extended family of seating, including tandem, hospitality lounge, and upholstered recliners, as well as benches, tables, and accessories.”

Programmatic DOOH campaigns take off at Singapore Changi

JCDecaux Singapore has launched “programmatic trading” for its 50 digital screens at Singapore Changi Airport, which it says will add 20 million impressions a month to its nationwide portfolio.

JCDecaux explains that the milestone offering will connect advertisers and media buyers to the premium advertising inventory at the gateway via the leading global Digital Out of Home (DOOH) supply side platform, VIOOH, and its connections to automated programmatic advertising platforms where marketers can purchase and manage ad inventories from multiple ad sources.

As a result, advertisers will be able to leverage on JCDecaux’s Airport Audience Measurement (AAM), the first international industry standard that offers standardised global metrics of airport audiences, to optimise their campaign budget for maximum impact through data-led buying decisions.

Evlyn Yang, managing director of JCDecaux Singapore, said: “Programmatic buying will be a key growth driver; we believe it will elevate the media buying and passenger engagement experiences at Changi Airport with more precise targeting and relevant messaging.”

Conceptual design team for CMH’s new terminal

Airbiz been appointed to the conceptual design team for the planned new terminal at Ohio’s John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in the United States.

It will work alongside a consultancy team led by Gensler, in partnership with Columbus-based design firm Moody Nolan, on the project.

The airport’s existing terminal was opened in 1958 and the initial commission by Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) will explore the conceptual design of the new CMH terminal, with future phases of the project to be determined through this design analysis phase.

According to the Ohio gateway, the existing terminal is reaching the end of its useful life and it now has the opportunity to plan for a new terminal that will serve Central Ohio for years to come.

Indeed, CRAA notes that “multiple assets and systems require replacement by 2032” to ensure that the airport can keep up with growth, with forecasts predicting that it will surpass its 10mppa capacity by 2025.

“We were delighted to receive many strong proposals from the world’s top design firms,” said Joseph Nardone, CRAA’s president and CEO. “Gensler with Moody Nolan not only brings the most experience and skill, but the highest level of participation with local and diverse business partners.

“Together with our talented CRAA team we are well-positioned to execute this initial phase of planning.”

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