I.T. Co. and Pulkovo International Airport have announced the launch of an automated sound information system (ASIS). The system will allow passengers and staff of the new terminal to receive reliable audio notifications in real time.
During the project, a Honeywell sound verification system was implemented for the first time in Russia. It can be used in fire alarm systems and sound information systems. Airport staff now have automated workplaces with a wide range of opportunities for managing and monitoring the system.
Integration with the operational base of Air-Transport IT Services was carried out by built-in ASIS tools without programming, which allowed implementation quickly and taking into account all the nuances of the source data.
Currently, an automated sound information system provides broadcasts in Russian and English simultaneously in five different areas of the new terminal in Pulkovo Airport. The system allows the language line to be extended as needed. All messages, including those made by the speakers, are archived in compressed form in order to resolve conflicts.
The solution provided by I.T. Co. is highly reliable. The system works 24/7 and has backups both at hardware and software levels that ensure uninterrupted voice notification for airport passengers. The system is unique for the Russian market due to its flexible configuration and wide functionality.
About Pulkovo Airport
On April 29, 2010, Northern Capital Gateway, LLC began managing Pulkovo Airport. The main objectives of the company are the management, development, and renovation of the airport. Participants of the Northern Capital Gateway, LLC international consortium include VTB Capital, Fraport AG and Copelouzos Group. The Company carried out the first project in Russia in the aviation industry based on a public-private partnership without seeking public funds.
Pulkovo Airport ranks third in passenger traffic in Russia. 32 foreign airlines, 21 Russian airlines, and 14 CIS airlines conduct flights to Pulkovo Airport on a regular basis.
In the twelve months of 2013, passenger traffic at Pulkovo Airport was 12,854,366 people, which is 15.2% more than in 2012. In 2012, the airport served 11,154,560 people. On the peak day in 2013, September 7, the airport served 58,000 passengers. The greatest number of flights was made on June 19, 2013 - 604 flights.
Pulkovo's infrastructure includes an airfield with two independent parallel runways, airport complexes, a cargo terminal, refueling complex, and other facilities. The terminals provide all the necessary amenities for passengers: comfortable waiting areas, more than 100 retail and service outlets, VIP rooms and business lounges.
32 foreign airlines, 21 Russian airlines, and 14 CIS airlines conduct flights to Pulkovo Airport on a regular basis.