Emaratech to Showcase Technology Advancements at Airport Show
Keeping up its highly-beneficial support and commitment to the unbridled growth of the global airports industry, leading technology and consulting company emaratech will be utilising the Airport Show next month in Dubai to showcase its ever-expanding portfolio of innovative technology products.
With the global distinction of being the top airport for international passengers, Dubai is now also working its way to make its second airport, Al Maktoum International, the world’s largest.
Among the factors behind the success of Dubai in its management of airports has been its ability to process millions of passengers efficiently and safely with the help of companies like emaratech.
Being a local company, emaratech has been contributing towards the vision of Dubai to be the smartest and most innovative city in the world, with aviation contributing as much as 32 per cent to its GDP by 2020.
Part of the investment profile of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), emaratech will be joining the 3-day event at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) on 7-9 May as a Gold Sponsor. Occupying three halls, the 18th edition of the annual gathering is expected to see a strong presence of 350 exhibitors from 90 countries with 7,500 attendees.
With seamless passenger experience remaining high on its agenda, the Dubai-based company will be displaying a range of products including Smart Trolley and Intelligent Baggage Handling System at the world’s largest annual airport B2B exhibition.
The company, as the GDRFA technology partner, has completed the installation of multimodal biometric Smart Gates which can identify a traveller by either their passport, Emirates ID, e-gate card or a QR barcode generated via a smartphone app. A total 127 smart gates will be available across all the terminals of Dubai Airports, reducing average transaction times from minutes to less than 10-15 seconds.
The Smart Trolley and Intelligent Baggage Handling System offers improved security at lower cost, better flow and increased revenue and efficiency in airports’ commercial areas. The trolley allows passengers to power their personal devices and acts as a real-time way finding device in the airport via an interactive 3D-map.
For flight and gate information, the device updates the information on a real-time basis and keeps the passengers updated at all times. The trolley also has a multiple basket platform with different storage room designs and sizes which allows the individual airport to choose the exact type and shape of basket that suits them.
Another of emaratech’s Seamless Passenger Experience projects is the Smart Corridor (SC). This is a smart passage used by passengers to ease and speed up the travelling process for them by enabling the passenger to enter the corridor in a sequential way where their iris will be captured on the fly without the need to present any travel document or stand for iris capture. This concept does not need officer intervention, travel documents are not required, and passengers are checked and notified before arriving to the airport. The Smart Corridor will be placed in T3 Departure and is applicable only for select passengers.
Reed Exhibitions Middle East will be organising the Airport Show under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. The show will also feature four co-located events this year, including the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Forum, Airport Security Middle East, Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) and Women in Aviation.
Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibition Director at Reed Exhibitions Middle East, said: “This year’s event will showcase a number of ground breaking innovations that will transform the way we travel through airports in the future. Passengers are becoming more demanding each year and Dubai has been a model city to roll out new technologies and ideas. We are honoured to have emaratech as our Gold Partner and are confident visitors will be thrilled at the exciting innovations on display at their booth”.