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Advantech Digital Signage Solutions Enhance China’s Flight Information Display Systems


In 2016, there were altogether 218 civil airports in China. The Chinese civil aviation industry registered a total cargo & mail traffic volume of 15.1 million ton/kilometers, carrying 1.01 trillion passengers, occupying the 2nd place in the world. To meet growing demand, China continues to expand the number of airports, posing enormous challenges to the air traffic management system. To ensure smooth operations with high passenger and freight volume, China accelerates the implementation of its Strategy for Modernizing Air Traffic Management. 

Therefore, a Flight Information Display(FIDS) plays an important role in assisting air passengers during boarding. FIDS deployed near important entrances, check-in counters, and boarding gates provides real-time information on flights, weather reports, transportation, airport services and more, keeping passengers well informed with up-to-date travel information. During the last two years, China’s main international airports such as Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (the 3rd busiest airport in China), Shanghai Pudong International Airport(the 2nd busiest airport in China), Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport(the 15th busiest airport in China), gradually upgraded its FIDS, starting enjoying the benefits of Advantech digital signage solutions. 

High Performance Signage Player Meets High Standards

    Advantech provides high stability and high performance digital signage solutions for FIDS applications. DS-570 was employed in both Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport for its high-level integration and compact fanless design; while DS-780 will be deployed in Shanghai Pudong International Airport for its multi-display capability and high performance. DS-570 is the best cost-to-performance option for digital signage applications and keeps all the power features you'd expect in performance signage players. Powered by Intel® Celeron® J1900 quad-core processor and integrated NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphic module, the compact, fanless digital signage player can playback multimedia content up to 4K2K resolution and drive up to 4 independent displays. DS-570 delivers unparalleled graphic performance at lower cost. Advantech’s ongoing supply to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport has proved the high reliability of this product. 

Advantech provides high stability and high performance digital signage solutions for FIDS 

Another FIDS upgrade project in Shanghai Pudong International Airport will deploy DS-780, which is powered by 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i series processors and integrated with HD 520 for advanced graphics computing. The DS-780 supports displays up to 4096 x 2160 true 4K resolution via HDMI outputs on three independent displays. With a fanless and slim design, DS-780 can easily be attached to the back of a display. Its modular design features VESA mount capability, allowing for easy installation and removal for maintenance without disturbing the screens; this greatly accelerates installation and saves on costs for system integrator.

Built-in Management Software Brings Easy Maintenance

    Our digital signage solutions integrate WISE-PaaS/RMM, a remote device management platform. Users can manage multiple devices, with immediate detection of malfunctions. Many problems can be solved using remote KVM, without engineers being sent on site. This greatly reduces repair times because both problems and solutions are identified at an early stage. For FIDS applications, one big challenge for open information distribution systems is unauthorized content and message delivery. For this, Advantech digital signage solutions integrate McAfee’s white list protection solution to prevent unauthorized content from entering the system. 
    Advantech first ventured into China’s FIDS market in 2006, and has experienced substantial growth through subsequent years. As a result of years of diligent effort, many local hub airports have already installed Advantech’s digital signage platforms. Although statistics show that Advantech dominates 88% of China’s FIDS business, the company continues to move forward aggressively. Now Advantech is expecting to increase FIDS efficiency and customer satisfaction through ongoing system upgrades. Advantech always made products that cater to our customers’ needs. We listen to and understand their requirements, and provide an optimized solution. The combination of full-range services, complete product offerings, low product failure rate, best performance/cost make Advantech the best digital signage partner for our customers.
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