Unisys completes system integration for DIAL
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) has announced that its Indian subsidiary has played the part of system integrator (SI) for India’s Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). Unisys worked alongside DIAL for the commencement of Terminal 3 operations at the city’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Terminal 3 has been built to cater international flights and also welcome visitors for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
DIAL awarded Unisys India two contracts in September 2008 — master systems integrator for the entire airport and SI for the Terminal 3 project. As the master systems integrator, Unisys advised DIAL on the organization processes and roles, and to develop the standard operating procedures for the Airport Operations Control Centre. Unisys was responsible for testing the systems against business scenarios to give DIAL the assurance that the integrated systems could support the airport’s operational requirements.
In the systems integrator role, Unisys was responsible for reviewing and coordinating the design, installation, commissioning and integration of IT systems delivered by 12 separate companies (for example, passenger technology for the new terminal (T3) has been provided by ARINC Inc.). These systems cover the full range of IT services required by a modern airport, including terminal-wide managed network, full CCTV coverage with more than 3,000 cameras, complete access control, public address system, flight information displays, check-in and boarding gate systems, and a fully integrated building management system (BMS).
According to Unisys, Terminal 3 is a state-of-the-art integrated passenger terminal that will provide additional capacity of 34 million passengers a year to Delhi’s IGI Airport. It will cater for the increased air traffic that is expected for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The terminal covers 502,000 square meters of space with 92 automated walkways and 78 aerobridges. The new terminal is being claimed to be among the largest airport terminal buildings in the world. The total cost of the terminal is estimated at approximately Rs 12,850 crores. In its first week of operation, DIAL Terminal 3 has handled approximately 140,000 passengers, 850 international flights and 5,845 metric tons of ‘belly cargo’.
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