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Digital Signage Maximizes Passenger Convenience in Airports


Project Background

Increasing air travel means more and more people are flying and flight volumes are up. Because, airports now put a high priority on delivering timely and accurate flight information that allows trouble-free boarding and transfers, Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS) are now a common sight at airports. FIDS are used to provide passengers with real-time information right from the moment they step into the airport. FIDS displays are located all around the airport delivering information such as check-in counter locations, flight information, worldwide weather forecasting, domestic airport announcements and local services etc. FIDS play an important role in assisting passengers transit through to the boarding lounge and onto the airplanes, keeping them constantly informed with accurate information. Any potential on site technical problems could have serious consequences that disrupt the operation of the airport and lead to delays and unhappy passengers. 

System Solution

To keep up with the fast delivery of information and provide the best service to passengers, a secure and reliable FIDS system was required. Advantech’s DS-370 digital signage player, powered by an Intel Celeron J1900 processor was used because it provided powerful computing power with integrated graphics that could drive independent displays to supply timely information regarding flight arrivals/departures, gate assignments, waiting hall locations, baggage claim info—as well as entertainment and advertising content.

DS-370 employs 4 x USB, 2 x LAN, 2 x COM, and 2 x Mini-PCIe to provide customers with excellent system expansion capability. With Bluetooth, or RFID wireless connectivity, Advantech DS-370’s can recognize when a passenger has arrived and can even track their progress through the terminal and even dispatch flight information derived from the FIDS system to their mobile devices. DS-370 is compact enough to allow system integrators to easily install them in the back of displays. With their modular design and VESA mounting, they were directly installed behind the FIDS displays which significantly reduced integration, maintenance and manpower costs, and their fanlessdesign increased system reliability and stability during operation. What’s more, Advantech’s built-in management software WISE-PaaS/RMM and WebAccess/IMM turns DS-370 into a complete digital signage solution with advanced management and maintenance functions. WISE-PaaS/RMM is used for remote monitoring and management. Any abnormal alerts will be sent back to the control center for administrators to instantly implement remote repairs, thus eliminating wasted maintenance effort. DS-370 is also integrated with McAfee security software to ensure data security so unapproved content cannot be broadcast, providing FIDS with optimal data protection.


  • Individual dual 1080P displays for high quality graphics
  • Low power consumption and fanless thermal design for utmost system reliability and stability
  • Rich I/O for connectivity and expansion flexibility
  • Simple maintenance and easy installation
  • Integrated remote management software for prompt remote repairs and system security