Log In

 
Company : SITA 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:08PM IST (11:38AM GMT)
 
Miami International and SITA Cover the Airport with Beacons
World’s first full deployment of open standard beacons across an entire airport
 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Miami International Airport is the first airport in the world to have a complete and open deployment of beacons. SITA, the IT provider to the air transport industry, announced that there are now beacons registered and available to users via the SITA Common-Use Beacon Registry which cover entrances, check-in, gate, baggage claim and valet parking zones throughout Miami International Airport. Each beacon broadcasts its identifier in the zone and this can be used by airlines, retailers and other partners’ apps to trigger useful content to passengers or staff.
 
Maurice Jenkins, Division Director, Information Systems, Miami International Airport, said: “The passenger experience at Miami Airport is our number one concern and iBeacon technology allows us make it even better. We have installed beacons throughout the airport and made them available to all our stakeholders.  Now we invite airlines and our other partners to invent new ways to make the passenger experience at Miami even better. With our beacons, they can now give passengers relevant information on their phones at every point of their journey through our airport.


“Working with SITA has made it easy for us to do this quickly - onsite deployment took just two days. And by using the SITA Registry, it makes it simple for us to collaborate with our partners, both domestic and international, and let them take advantage of this new technology too. Airlines that fly to Miami are already working on their apps so passengers will start seeing the benefits very soon.”
 
Jim Peters, SITA Chief Technology Officer, said: “This is a fantastic move by Miami International and a great model for the industry to follow. By installing the beacons and registering them on the SITA Common-Use Beacon Registry, the airport has set the standard for being truly open and collaborative with its partners.
 
“Miami has made it easy for airlines, and other partners working at the airport, to take advantage of iBeacon technology and provide information that is relevant to the passenger’s location or stage of the journey. And of course, it is not just for passengers; beacons can be used for staff notifications and to beam operational information – such as temperature, noise levels, vibrations, etc – from throughout the airport to allow efficient operational management.”
 
Beacons offer great opportunities for airlines and airports and by collaborating and working openly the industry can implement this new technology in a consistent way that will allow efficient use, across all airports and airlines’ networks around the world.
 
Miami Airport’s beacon zones are in operation throughout the terminals, skytrain and car parks to allow way-finding to be offered on passenger’s phones. SITA Lab, the research team at SITA, has already tested the beacons with mapping technology which has proved hugely successful. All of Miami Airport’s beacons are open and available via the SITA Common-Use Beacon Registry so any airline, retailer or other service-provider at the airport can make use of these right away.
 
For more information on beacon technology and how it can be used today by airlines and airports read SITA’s research results and check out the SITA Common-Use Beacon Registry.

Tweet this:


Follow SITA online and at these links:

Linkedin
YouTube
Twitter
Facebook

Slideshare

SITA photos and videos available here:
http://www.sita.aero/content/sita-logos-and-image-library
 

Notes to Editors:


About SITA


SITA is the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. Owned by the industry, SITA delivers solutions to airlines, airports, GDSs and governments over the world’s most extensive communications network. Its portfolio covers every aspect of the industry from managed global communications, to passenger, baggage, flight and aircraft operations, border management and air-to-ground communications. With a presence at more than 400 airports around the world, SITA provides a unique service to its 450 air transport industry members and 2,800 customers in more than 200 countries. In 2013, SITA had consolidated revenues of US$1.63 billion.
 
SITA’s subsidiaries and joint ventures include OnAir, CHAMP Cargosystems and Aviareto. For further information please go to www.sita.aero.

Photo Caption: Passenger, Airlines and Retailers to benefit as Miami International and SITA cover the Airport with Beacons.

 
For News Release background on SITA click here
 
Media Contact Details
Brenda Flinter, Media Relations Manager, SITA, +353 87 750 6229, Brenda.Flinter@sita.aero
Niraj Sharma, Account Director, 20:20MSL, +91-9810093472, niraj.sharma@2020msl.com
Carrie Crabill, Trevelino/Keller, (404) 214-0722, ccrabill@trevelinokeller.com
 
 
Submit your press release
More News from SITA

18/09/2015 4:53PM

Passengers in USA are Planners - Happy When Using Self-Service

New research from IT provider SITA shows the majority (58%) of US air travelers are “careful planners” who double check their travel documents and turn up at the airport early. These passengers are happy to ...

30/07/2015 4:10PM

Two New Customers for SITA OnAir in India

AirAsia India and Air Costa have become the latest carriers in India to deploy SITA OnAir’s AIRCOM services. The technology will help them streamline their operations using SITA OnAir’s unique VHF network, ...

25/06/2015 6:20PM

Airlines Look to the Promise of the 'Internet of Things'

2015 Air Transport IT Summit – A major revolution in the passenger experience is set to emerge over the next three years as airlines invest in the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). According to the SITA 2015 ...

Similar News

18/05/2018 6:50PM

VIBGYOR Group of Schools Delivers a 100 Percent in IGCSE Results

The results of Class 10 equivalent International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and class 11 & 12 A level exams, held in March 2018 were announced recently.

No Image

18/05/2018 5:30PM

Taro Provides Results for Year Ended March 31, 2018

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TARO) (“Taro” or the “Company”) today provided unaudited financial results for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2018.   Quarter ended March ...

Multimedia Gallery
Passenger, Airlines and Retailers to benefit as Miami International and SITA cover the Airport with Beacons.