NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the deployment of core information systems and digital signage systems at the new international passenger terminal at Tokyo International Airport, operated by Tokyo International Air Terminal Corporation (President & CEO: Haruhiko Shimoda; TIAT). The systems will begin operation on October 21, 2010 in coordination with the opening of Tokyo’s latest international terminal.
NEC deployed a series of systems that are central to the operations of the new international passenger terminal, including; (1) Information Display System (IDS) and digital signage system; (2) TIAT information management system (TIMS); and (3) Business management system.
The main features of each system are as follows:
- Information Display System (IDS) and digital signage for passengers
The IDS enables integrated management of information that can be quickly and conveniently provided to terminal users, including flight information (departure, arrival, delays, etc.), traffic information (road congestion, bus information, train information), general guidance and weather information. Approximately 450 centrally managed displays facilitate passenger movements by providing the latest information in accordance with time and location.
Furthermore, NEC’s digital signage system features approximately twenty 65-inch displays throughout the terminal that provide passengers with layout plans to each floor, including shop, restaurant and event information. Particularly, the arrival area tourist information center is equipped with a four-sided multi-display (46-inch X 4) unit that provides tourist information and television broadcasts. The digital signage automatically displays a previously registered schedule of programming that may be altered at any time.
- TIAT Information Management System (TIMS) for Airport Employees
The TIMS facilitates efficient business management through the collection and centralization of a wide range of information that is necessary for airlines and contracted companies to carry out airport operations.
Employees use groupware to access daily business reports, VIP information, lost & found information, conference room reservations, event information, assistance services and more. Specifically, the assistance service management function improves the efficiency of business operations by collecting assistance reservations through the Web and telephone then sharing information with the relevant airport staff through an automatic mail notification.
- Business Management System for Business and Airport Employees
The business management system is composed of 3 sub-systems; (1) The distribution service management sub-system (2) The business planning management sub-system (3) The financial accounting sub-system. The distribution service management sub-system is linked with POS devices deployed in retail stores, which enables smooth sales operations throughout businesses located within the airport. Efficient airport operations are further supported by close links between systems; including the business planning management sub-system that leverages sales data collected from the distribution service management sub-system, and features a Business Intelligence (BI) tool that analyzes data and creates reports on business operations, as well as ties to the financial accounting sub-system that is dedicated to accounting functions.
Looking forward, NEC seeks to capitalize on these projects to support the expansion of a wide variety of business through highly reliable systems linked with business operation systems and digital signage.
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