Special Systems

Each and every Airport maintains and supports a unique set of Special Systems to support their individual operational and business related goals and objectives. These systems range from Audio Paging Systems and Flight Information Display Systems that provide information to the traveling public to revenue generating systems such as the Parking Access Revenue Control System. The implementation of these systems is unique in the way the systems are utilized and integrated at each Airport. Some systems are stand-alone, some are integrated, and some are partially integrated. Understanding the overall goal of the Airport, the specific operational processes and procedures and the intended use of these Special Systems is critical in planning, designing, and implementing these systems. The JW Group has extensive experience and knowledge to properly plan and design for the various types of Special Systems in use at Airports. We have planned, designed, and implemented numerous Special Systems meeting the needs of Airport clients throughout the nation. The systems that JW Group staff have experience with include:

  •   Access Control Systems
  •   Audio and Visual Paging
  •   Automated Vehicle Identification Systems
  •   Common/Shared Use Passenger Processing Systems
  •   Common Use Self-Service
  •   Closed Circuit Television Systems
  •   Distributed Antenna Systems
  •   Facility Communications Layout and Design
  •   Fiber and Copper Infrastructure
  •   Information Transport Systems
  •   Local Area Networks
  •   Master Antenna Television Systems
  •   Multi-User Flight Information Display Systems
  •   Operational Databases
  •   Network Management Systems
  •   Parking Revenue Control Systems
  •   Resource/Gate Management Systems
  •   Shared Tenant Services
  •   Storage Area Networks
  •   Telephony Voice Systems, including VoIP
  •   Wide/Local Area Networks
  •   Wireless (WiFi) Data Systems
  •   Wireless PCS/Cellular Systems
  •   Wireless Operational Radio Systems

Shared Tenant Services

Providing a more attractive and competitive environment for tenants that includes various Airport provided service offerings has become a priority for many Airports. In some cases, Airports are becoming “full service” landlords to their tenants providing services such as telephony, Internet access, wireless data, shared communications infrastructure, and common operational systems to their tenants. These services are typically included into a business model referred to as Shared Tenant Services which is being utilized in different forms at many Airports across the country. The JW Group has developed business, financial, and operational models that are tailored to the specific Airport environment to assist our clients in the implementation and operation of Shared Tenant Services.

Information Technology Master Planning

Information Technology is constantly evolving with new systems, applications, and processes frequently emerging affecting the operational environment at an Airport. As a result, careful planning for information technologies should be taken into consideration to align strategic and business goals to the current and future technology needs of the Airport. The JW Group has successfully provided Information Technology Master Plans that have provided a road map for the technology needs of our clients. The JW Group begins the planning process by identifying the business and operational goals of the Airport. With the overall goals identified, the process of mapping technologies to assist in the achievement of these goals is performed. This is one of the keys to a successful Master Plan as it serves as the driving factor that will provide the framework for the Master Plan and determines how technologies should be implemented. Following the initial step in the process, a review of the existing conditions is performed, industry best practices are researched, and a gap analysis is performed identifying any shortcomings in the current environment. This process ultimately leads to the development of recommendations that apply technologies to best meet the business and operational goals of the Airport. The recommendations are then reviewed and an implementation plan is developed to provide a clear road map for implementation.

Communications Infrastructure

Technology has become a critical factor in supporting the current and future business and operational needs of an Airport. To facilitate the use of technologies in an advantageous way, a strategically planned Communications Infrastructure is recommended as it serves as the foundation for all the technology needs at an Airport. The Communications Infrastructure typically consists of the cabling infrastructure and networking components. These two elements, when planned and designed as a whole provide for a structured approach in the implementation of various technologies at an Airport. The JW Group has performed analysis and developed strategic plans and designs for structured communications infrastructures at numerous Airports throughout the country. Our experience and knowledge of information technologies, structured cabling systems, networking systems, business process, and operational processes at Airports has allowed us to develop and provide plans and designs to assist our clients in meeting their specific needs and requirements.