Endeleo Airport Case Study
Major International Airline
- A major international airline needed to centrally locate all Flight Information Display Servers (FIDS) and distribute video to various locations throughout an airport terminal, including check-in, baggage claim, gates, arrivals and lounges.
- One option was to mount a dedicated Small Form Factor FIDS PC behind every display – which while potentially cheaper on initial outlay, could become extremely costly for ongoing maintenance in hard-to-access locations during the lifetime of the display/PC.
- By centrally locating rack-mount PCs in secure, cooled data closets, the operating lifetime of the equipment and ease of maintenance made a video distribution network much more appealing.
- An alternate solution was to use A/V extenders with networked controllers to control the displays – which would require multiple power outlets per display and multiple UTP runs to each display.
- Ultimately, the ability to distribute and control over 1x UTP made the AMX® Endeleo solution a much more affordable solution for the customer.
- The ability to distribute HDTV (as YPbPr) to specific displays was a Day 2 consideration, which was deemed a bonus because the design would be future proof.
- The architecture required a combination of Endeleo UDM-0404 and UDM-1604 Multi-Format Distribution Hubs to distribute RGBHV and YPbPr to more than 180 large-format NEC LCD displays connected via Endeleo UDM-RX02 Multi-Format Receivers to provide improved video quality over longer distances.
- All displays needed to display native resolution from high-end graphics cards in the FIDS machines (1360x768), as well as 1080i from HDTV Satellite Receivers and CableTV Boxes.