ARINC has signed a five-year agreement with Verizon Communications to offer a new cloud-based solution to support passenger terminals.

The solution will help operate passenger check-in terminals more efficiently by offering cost savings and flexibility, and will require less capital.

Under the agreement extension, Verizon will provide ARINC with cloud services through its Terremark IT services subsidiary for the delivery of ARINC’s airline check-in solution, vMUSE Enterprise.

The solution will use a new IT delivery model to help airport terminals eliminate on-site servers, high-bandwidth requirements, climate-controlled rooms and technical manpower to run check-in services.

Verizon’s cloud-based solution enables ARINC to avoid buying, maintaining and configuring the hardware and software needed to deliver its applications, the company said.