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We focus on some of latest the IT news stories from ACI World Business Partners across the globe.

Enhancing the passenger experience in Budapest

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) is set to enhance the passenger experience and optimise its operations by implementing Veovo’s Passenger Predictability solution.

The passenger flow analytics platform will initially focus on preventing bottlenecks and efficiently allocating resources in the airport’s security and check-in areas.

With an expected influx of travellers this summer, Budapest Airport will use data from multiple movement sensors and machine learning to understand passenger behaviour, predict the impact of events, and make informed, proactive decisions. The airport also plans to expand the technology from kerb to gate to benefit passengers throughout their airport journey.

Live and predicted queue wait-time information will also be displayed to provide accurate information to passengers about the expected queueing time, potentially reducing stress and anxiety and helping them take control of their journey.

Brazilian gateway turns to Genetec’s security solution

Genetec’s unified security platform, Security Center, has been chosen by Brazil’s Hercílio Luz International Airport in Florianópolis (FLN), to manage its physical security infrastructure, and provide operational insights.

Branded as Floripa Airport and managed by Zurich Airport Brazil, FLN was recently named the ‘Best airport in Brazil’ by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Secretariat (SAC) and is one of the falsest growing gateways in the country.

“It was very important for us to choose a modern security system that could be totally integrated with the airport’s critical operations,” says Kleyton Mendes, executive manager of Zurich Airport Brazil.

“Genetec Security Center has allowed us to implement state-of-the-art technology, and integrate new hardware, artificial intelligence and analytics tools, while increasing our cybersecurity posture.”

The Genetec platform currently manages over 500 cameras and 210 doors to administrative and critical areas of the terminal, such as boarding, arrivals and customs.

Because Genetec Security Center is based on an open platform, it can integrate a variety of operational systems and sophisticated analytics tools such as the ability to identify and track unaccompanied luggage and generate alerts so that appropriate security measures can be taken quickly and easily.

Assaia’s artificial intelligence deployed at Toronto Pearson

Toronto Pearson International Airport, operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), has become the latest gateway to deploy artificial intelligence to improve gate operations.

Assaia’s Turnaround Control technology is being rolled out at all 106 gates at the airport to increase operational efficiency, enhance safety and reduce environmental impact.

Assaia uses a combination of AI and computer vision to track exactly what is happening around the aircraft in real time. The resulting data is used to highlight inefficiencies, which can then be addressed, and provide highly accurate estimates of when the processes will be complete, to increase gate availability. Max Assaia CEO Max Diez, pictured above with GTAA CEO, Deborah Flint, said: “The airport is a highly regulated and highly monitored environment. However, until now, gate operations have not had this degree of systematic, thorough and measurable analysis.

“There are so many benefits, starting with the more efficient use of the gates and aircraft. We can also improve safety by tracking any unsafe practices. And the same applies to environmental performance, for example by identifying the extended use of auxiliary power units.”

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