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Abu Dhabi airport introduces IoT tech
July 2018 6690

SERVING 24 million passengers per year, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is one of the fastest growing hubs in the world and it is anticipated that the annual passenger throughput will grow to 45 million passengers within the next 10 years. To facilitate is anticipated growth, Dubai Technology Partners (DTP), a leading systems integrator for the aviation industry, announced that it has joined forces with Xovis, the leading provider of people flow monitoring solutions, to help improve operations at AUH.

Integrated with DTP’s desk planner solution, the Xovis Passenger Tracking System (Xovis PTS) will allow Abu Dhabi Airports, the operators of Abu Dhabi International Airport, to improve passenger flow and reduce waiting-time in critical areas like check-in, security, immigration and baggage-claim, dynamically manage airport resources and ultimately increase capacity and passenger satisfaction.

Commenting on the decision to partner with DTP and Xovis, Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, acting chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “This project has been key in meeting the growing challenge of balancing the increased volume of passengers and operational efficiency. With the implementation of this smart technology solution provided by experts such as DTP and Xovis, the team will be able to anticipate and respond to traveller flows for better real time and planning decisions. The intelligence that the system is delivering has already proven its value by providing actionable information and real time inputs during recent Low Visibility Operations.” 

After a successful trial at a check-in area in Terminal 3, DTP, using Xovis’ Smart IoT Technology, has deployed 455 Xovis 3D sensors in 19 sites in T1, T1A and T3. Implementation of the Desk Planner module enables the airport to forecast “desk demand” for security and immigration areas. Moreover, the technology collects and visualises data and KPIs on interactive airport maps to allow the airport operations to react with necessary measures against any challenges in the passenger flow. 

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