Huawei upgrades Smart Airport platform with more intelligent video and IoT interactivity

Huawei has launched its Smart Airport 2.0 Solution, which provides facial recognition technology to advance passengers quickly from security check to boarding, at CEBIT 2018 in Hannover, Germany. Facial recognition is also used to automatically provide passengers with flight information and boarding gate navigation maps.

The new platform provides more technology linkages between intelligent video surveillance, big data and artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. These new capabilities enable data interaction between different vertical business systems in airports, efficient airport operations, faster security responses, and convenient and comfortable passenger experiences, according to the announcement.

Smart Airport is an all-in-one ICT platform for smart airports consisting of visualized operational processes, visualized safety, visualized services, and airport IoT.

“Huawei provides airports with an end-to-end ICT solution with a competitive edge at the cloud, pipe, and device layers,” said Huawei Enterprise Business Group Transportation Sector President Liu Zhongheng. “The solution improves ICT-based, intelligent, and secure airport management and enhances passenger experiences. This is the value of Huawei’s collaboration with customers and partners in the construction of fully connected, intelligent, and passenger-friendly smart airports.”

The platform also provides panoramic video surveillance and intelligent perimeter protection with 4K intelligent cameras. Automatic analysis of sensor-triggered alarms by the intelligent video surveillance system can reduce the false alarm rate from 99 percent to less than 10 percent, Huawei says.

Huawei cites International Air Transport Association (IATA) research showing global air travel is expected to increase by 7 percent in 2018 to 4.36 billion travelers, and the net profit of global airlines will reach $33.8 billion, as civil aviation becomes one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

David Menzel of SITA and Secure Journeys told Biometric Update in a recent interview that airport biometrics have reached a turning point, with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority making a proactive investment in deploying the technology for traveler convenience.

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