What is FIDS?

Flight information display system (FIDS) is an essential tool for airport-passenger communication. The system should offer passenger information at the check-in counters, boarding gates, baggage claim areas, and throughout the terminal using different information displays in an understandable format for a diverse audience. TAV Technologies FIDS is a smart, digital signage solution that provides an automated system that distributes and displays real-time flight information to both passengers and airport operational staff in the right place and at the right time. The system not only distributes flight information to a variety of public and staff display devices, but it also shows advertisements, media and data streams such as social media feeds, real-time weather forecast data, news, and external web content.

Built-in FIDS clients

TAV Technologies FIDS’ advanced architecture enables each display unit to act as a client paired with software inside the display units, without the need for any extra computers or devices. TAV Technologies built-in FIDS clients solution provides cost efficiency, considering the number of monitors at airports.

Design editor

Design editor allows users to implement their conceptual designs easily with its drag-and-drop function. Users customise and use a wide range of user interface components and display features, including transitions and animations, to create desired layouts. Support for rich media and flexible content and layout design through the editor application enhances the overall passenger experience, while fully satisfying the airports needs and branding requirements.

Browser based FIDS client

TAV Technologies FIDS provides web-based clients that can convert any platform, such as common web browsers like Chrome and Firefox, to a FIDS screen and provide FIDS services to remote locations such as hotels, conference centres, and public stations over a secure network channel. The system also offers a desktop-based application for thick clients as an alternative approach.

Flexible intergrations

TAV Technologies FIDS’ advanced integration capabilities with AODB, RMS, public announcement/paging systems (PAS), interactive voice response systems (IVR), fire alarm systems and building management systems help to maintain end-to-end operation, keeping passengers and staff up to date.

Device management

The sophisticated display device management extends the system across the entire spectrum of display devices (LCD/LED/TFT displays), video walls and LED boards. Every device that supports common HTML browsers can turn into a FIDS screen, regardless of the underlying platform and can be observed and controlled remotely.

  • Airport zoning
  • Real-time media server streaming support
  • System and device alerts dashboard
  • 4K/HD multimedia content support
  • Browser based FIDS clients
  • IATA XML integration standard
  • Advanced scheduling and programming
  • Support for video-wall implementation
  • Automatic failover clustering and synchronisation
  • Mobile platform ready, responsive design
  • Operating system and database independent