Siemens to Help LAX with Improved Situational Awareness and Operational Management for Day-to-Day and Emergency Operations
· Siemens technology helps to provide enhanced information flow and new level of data analysis not previously available
· Platform provides real-time, critical system snapshots of the airport's operational condition and aids in management of airside, landside and terminal operations
Los Angeles (May 21, 2015) – Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has selected Siemens as a technologypartner to design and build an integrated operational flow visualization and management solution to supportLos Angeles International Airport (LAX). This real-time, airport data system is the first-of-its-kind to be installedat a U.S. airport. Working with the airport's Operations and Emergency Management and InformationManagement and Technology Groups, Siemens is implementing Siamos, the Siemens Airport Managementand Operations Suite. This management tool significantly improves real-time operational decision-makingcapabilities for LAX and is already running at airports in Europe and Asia.
"Los Angeles World Airports is a challenging operational environment," said Dominic Nessi, LAWA deputyexecutive director and chief information officer. "Siemens brings a wealth of real-world operational expertise toLos Angeles World Airports, and utilizing Siamos has provided a cost-effective capture and analysis of datathat was not possible, previously."
The solution, a dynamic display console – or Situation Status Display System (SSDS) – is being deployed atthe LAX Airport Response Coordination Center, where LAWA, the operator of the airport, monitors andmanages airport operations during both normal operations and crisis situations.
Peter Sonnenfeld, Siemens' director of aviation IT solutions in the U.S. explained, "SSDS ensures that the flowof passengers is not unnecessarily impaired, that the tenants' and airlines' businesses continue to runsmoothly, and that if there is an incident, the response is fast and effective." SSDS is based on Siemens' airport management and operations tool (Siamos), which overlays and connects existing third-party systems in order to obtain mission critical data from external sources.
The Siamos platform provides real-time, critical system snapshots of the airport's operational condition andaids the airport in managing airside, landside and terminal operations.
"By overlaying existing platforms, Siamos provides excellent insight into where to improve process andprocedures for maximum benefit," continued LAWA's Nessi.
Siemens has a long-standing relationship with LAWA, and has helped gather requirements, define designparameters, and provide operational support and maintenance of its command and control and emergencyoperations center technologies and systems. Siemens is also currently installing a new baggage handlingsystem in Terminal 1 at LAX for Southwest Airlines.
"We are pleased to be a technology partner for LAX, especially in such a critical area of operationsmanagement," said Kyle Heaton, Siemens business development manager for airports in the U.S. "We lookforward to supporting LAWA in its efforts to increase situational awareness and improve operational flowmanagement."
Siemens designed SSDS and is implementing it as an airport operations flow visualization and managementsolution. The project is scheduled for completion in June 2015. Siemens also operates and maintains thePhysical Security Information Management (PSIM) solution at the Airport Response Coordination Center.
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