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San Jose, Costa Rica Airport Receives Major Technological Upgrade with SITA/Hiperwall Visual Command

Jul 12, 2017 1:21:00 AM

Juan Santamaria International Airport is installing a SITA supplied integrated airport control center – utilizing a Hiperwall visualization system that will enable the integration of information from a variety of airport operational systems.

- To ensure that critical information readily flows between its new control center and airport operational teams, Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) decided on a major technological upgrade with the adoption of an integrated airport control center utilizing SITA’s Hiperwall-enabled ControlBridge Platform. The new ControlBridge-powered control center will provide a centralized and integrated management platform for all airport operations from security and boarding gates to ground handling and facilities management. The system will also increase effective communication and enable collaborative decision making between all field operations.

SITA, a global information technology provider to the air transport industry, now includes the Hiperwall video wall solution as the critical visualization component of their ControlBridge Platform. Nick Gates, SITA Portfolio Director, believes the Hiperwall, Inc. mission naturally compliments with that of SITA ControlBridge. “SITA ControlBridge Platform Services is all about using software to disrupt the traditional hardware approach of control center computing and visualization platforms. The hardware agnostic approach enabled by the Hiperwall software aligns perfectly with this mission and is therefore now a strategic enabler within our value proposition.”  

SITA selected the Hiperwall visualization system for their ControlBridge Platform to assist in integrating all existing but disparate systems at an airport, achieving 24/7 fault tolerant reliability, enabling safe operations and creating scalability for future growth. Wayne Matrose, SITA Senior Product & Business Development Manager, believes that the Costa Rica project is a catalyst for numerous airport control center deployments involving ControlBridge and Hiperwall in the not-to-distant future “Integrated airport command and control is not just a trend, it is a reality. To serve this real and immediate need of our Air Transport Industry, within the SITA ControlBridge Platform, the Hiperwall software provides the visualization of common situational awareness and over-arching Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the multi-stakeholder occupants of the modern airport control center. What sets the Hiperwall software apart is the remarkable video compression and decompression which enables superior video wall performance on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, and therefore lowers the total cost of entry and ownership.”

SITA’s ControlBridge solution, including the Hiperwall video wall provides fit-for-purpose control center technology that facilitates enhanced functionality for airports of any size with nearly any budget. The SITA ControlBridge and Hiperwall solution is a single, scalable platform that unites existing control and facility management systems and accommodates future expansion.

About Hiperwall, Inc.
Hiperwall, Inc., a leading company in next generation video wall systems and distributed visualization software technology, is transforming the industry by eliminating the need for specialized servers, matrix switches, tangled cables and time-consuming training in favor of a solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy on the budget. Hiperwall has eliminated these barriers by developing a software-based video wall system that is completely hardware agnostic, allowing users to deploy systems with nothing more than commonly available PCs, monitors and network equipment. For more information, visit
About SITA
SITA is the communications and IT solution provider that transforms air travel through technology for airlines, at airports and on aircraft. The company’s portfolio covers everything from managed global communications and infrastructure services, to eAircraft, passenger management, baggage, self-service, airport and border management solutions. Owned 100% by more than 400 air transport industry members, SITA has a unique understanding of its needs and places a strong emphasis on technology innovation.
Nearly every airline and airport in the world does business with SITA and its border management solutions are used by more than 30 governments. With a presence at more than 1,000 airports around the world and a customer service team of 2,000+ staff, SITA delivers unmatched service to more than 2,800 customers in more than 200 countries. 
In 2015, SITA had consolidated revenues of US$1.7 billion. SITA’s subsidiaries and joint ventures include SITAONAIR, CHAMP Cargosystems and Aviareto.

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