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AAS awards Intersystems mammoth monitor deal.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS) has awarded a US$5 million contract to Intersystems to install nearly 2,000 `intelligent' monitors for use throughout the airport -- one of the industry's largest ever contracts for Vision monitors.

Intersystems developed one of the first intelligent Vision II video displays, specifically designed for AAS to meet its information demands in 1992. The latest step in the range of Vision monitors is the Multimedia Vision V monitor, said the company. Each Vision V display has a built-in computer combining advanced graphics and multimedia capabilities.

Digital control techniques simplify operation and maintenance, lowering the cost of ownership. Each display contains a Pentium based PC and SVGA compatible video controller. Since it has its own Pentium processor, memory and hard disk, each display performs many tasks independent from the host computer. Vibrant colors and sharply defined text in combination with live video images make the visuals attractive and easy to read, claims Intersystems.

Elsewhere, the US arm of Intersystems has picked up a prestigious contract to replace the airport Flight Information Display System (FIDS) at Denver International. The multi-user FIDS will be installed in the Main Terminal, Concourse A, Concourse B and Concourse C, and will interface with the existing LED displays at the airport.

As Intersystems explains, the project -- due to be completed in September 1999 -- will include the company's RapidFIDS software installed on fault-tolerant servers driving 43 FIDS workstations, 1,244 Display monitors and 600 LED displays. The Multiuser FIDS will also include Visual Paging capability.

According to Intersystems, the software will allow the airport to broadcast public messages on various display monitors throughout the airport. Visual paging messages will be provided in addition to public address announcements to assist passengers with impaired hearing.
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Date:Jul 1, 1999
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