BrandPost: The Future Of Airports – It’s Smart Technology And Cloud Efficiency
Airport.s are massive and complex organisations. Paris Aeroport – one of the busiest airports in the world – describes itself as a ‘factory of the future’ – “Management on a daily basis of industrial processes such as the handling of thousands of pieces of luggage that come through our airports each day,” the Paris Aeroport website quotes .
It’s true that airports need to refine their processes with the exacting precision of advanced manufacturing to facilitate the smooth flow of people, baggage, and the aircrafts themselves. To achieve that, airports are heavily investing in the IoT and other smart technologies, looking to leverage the ability for technology to enhance efficiency, productivity, and security. From sensors deployed throughout the airport to monitor and manage temperature and lighting, to RFID tags to better direct baggage to the correct aircraft, smart check-in kiosks and unmanned bag drops, cameras with facial recognition and predictive AI to heighten security, and unified communications to enable instant communication across the entire airport, technology is being used in ever-more complex and integral ways across the entire airport.