Airports are becoming busier every year, with air transport rapidly becoming the preferred method for international travel.
With demand expecting to double over the next 13 years to over 465 million passengers annually, the need for reliable safety and security systems at airports is more essential than ever before.
Airports have a requirement to keep passengers regularly informed of flight delays and gate closures, whilst a voice alarm system is necessary for protecting passengers from security threats such as terrorist acts and bomb scares, and for evacuating the public quickly and safely.
ASL has a longstanding history of collaboration with the some of the world’s busiest airports. When there is a requirement for large and complex systems where safety is paramount, ASL systems can be relied upon with the latest generation of Vipedia range IP-based public address and voice alarm (PAVA) equipment.
ASL’s close collaboration with major airports over the years and deep understanding of how airports operate has led to the design and innovation of equipment specifically for the industry. The VRMS04 gooseneck microphone was designed specifically for airports, with IP65-rated vandal-resistant stainless steel chassis, and easy mounting options onto and inside podiums and information desks.
ASL’s Dynamic Ambient Noise Sensing (DANS) technology ensures the volume level of public address and voice alarm announcements are automatically adjusted whilst they are being made. Sensors are placed around the airport that constantly monitor the level of ambient noise, which feed back to ASL V2000 amplifiers in real time, to ensure continuous crystal clear intelligibility. The handheld radio microphones RPA01s with far reaching wireless connectivity is used by staff to stay in constant communication whilst on the move, ensuring constant and clear communication even in corridors, tunnels and at runway checkpoints.
ASL’s solution caters for expansive public spaces with ease, using fibre-optic IP networking for fast and reliable equipment communications across many gates and terminals. ASL’s technology ensures redundancy of the system, safeguarding operation even in the event of a mains power failure or widespread disruption. And as airports are constantly changing environments, ASL systems are designed with full flexibility in mind, with easy expansion options to accommodate newly created spaces.
With an ever-increasing number of subsystems to monitor, from fire detection systems to CCTV, ASL’s award-winning iVENCS Control System empowers airport managers and staff to simultaneously control a multitude of systems. Via the intuitive 3D user interface, operators can keep a constant eye on the status of equipment around the airport, are able to remotely control devices, and be alerted to any faults and devices that are in need of investigation. iVENCS also makes public communications easier to manage, through the auto-scheduling announcements using intelligent message builders and text-to-speech capability, and offering complete control of passenger information boards and advertising displays across the airport.