With summer winding down and kids going back to school, most people are thinking beyond holidays. At Webtech Wireless, we’re ramping up for a busy season of fleet management trade shows and conventions, and that means we’re spending lots of time in airports getting to and from these events.
Airports tend to embrace new technologies quickly, especially when the technologies can be shown to reduce cost and improve security. Webtech Wireless has airport security perimeter ground vehicle solutions at several major airports in the United States, including John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Massport (Boston), and O’Hare International in Chicago. Here’s what we’re doing in Chicago.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
The City of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Chicago’s Department of Aviation. As a Webtech Wireless customer since 2003, we provide solutions to many of the City’s 2,500 vehicles (including vehicles in its various public works departments). Our airport solution is used to transmit critical location data from designated City of Chicago vehicles every ten seconds alerting the City of runway incursions and security breaches. We also provide automated vehicle location services (AVL) for its snow removal equipment.
As it is not operationally practical to maintain two-way radio communications between every vehicles and airport operations, GPS/AVL technology helps the City track its vehicles. Also, as the speed limit within the airport security perimeter at O’Hare is 30 miles per hour, our vehicle reports help City fleet managers ensure their vehicles operate within the airport’s speed limit.
On the technical side, our AVL solution is ideal for airport operations, because it’s designed for vehicles operating in an 802.11b coverage area; that is, it uses a point-to-multipoint configuration with an omnidirectional antenna located in a coverage area around the access point.
Fly with Webtech Wireless
Webtech Wireless is flying off to several trade shows this autumn. Follow our Events page, which is updated with new events regularly.
|September 5||Snow-N-Ohio Workshop||Perrysburg, Ohio|
|September 13||2012 Iowa Snow Roadeo||Des Moines, Iowa|
|September 16||BC Roadbuilders Association Fall Conference||Kelowna, BC|
|September 20||Snow and Ice Symposium||Milton, Ontario|
|September 21||Truxpo Seminar – Abbotsford||Abbotsford, BC|
|September 23-26||TMW TransForum||Orlando, Florida|
|September 25-27||Association of Municipal EMS Conference (AMEMSO)||Ottawa, Ontario|