Airports typically have large and sometimes complex infrastructures, with elevators, escalators and moving walkways, baggage handling equipment, HVAC, loading bridges, and much more. To maintain services and operate efficiently the entire airport infrastructure must continue to function.
Data accessibility at all levels is essential for monitoring equipment and processes to ensure continuity of operations and quality of service.
The Airport Internet of Things (IOT) is really a subset of Industrial IOT commonly known as IIOT. So just as many industrial organizations are creating digital twins of their equipment and infrastructure to enable improved operations, so too can airports exploit their infrastructure data. The challenge is that connection to equipment like elevators, escalators, conveyors, sortation systems, and boarding bridges, can be difficult with complex interfaces and low-level protocols.