With handling over 10 million passengers, 1 million tons of cargo annually, and more than 100 non-stop destinations around the world daily, today`s modern airports are averaging 400 departures, making modern mega international airports the busiest transportation hubs presently. Hence comes the high demand for stable and reliable industrial Ethernet switches, operating under harsh environments to power the equipment, and support data exchange in large-scale video surveillance systems.
In today's airport operation of airspace management & scheduling, the security & inspection, public infrastructure, information systems, baggage systems, passenger services, and ancillary facilities, are all based on advanced electronic information systems and reliable computer networks.
Due to the large coverage area and highest safety protocols of mega international airports; constructing an advanced, stable and reliable network becomes more imperative than ever. By adopting Industrial network systems of rugged, robust, and a high-performance device portfolio, the airport of the future will provide best-in-class security and service to all its clients and will enable the scalable system for intelligent integrated IT solutions for airlines, passengers, and airport authorities.
• Harsh Operation Environment
The devices are to be deployed in the outdoor cabinet.
Temperatures within the cabinets are up to +140°F ~ +158°F, in the northern
U.S., it would be as low as -20°F.
• System Network Requirements
The advanced perimeter security system integrates the function of video surveillance, intrusion detection, broadcast, and lighting linkage in warning area. The higher definition of video surveillance demands, widens the bandwidth requirement of the video network. The data exchange among different systems in a unified network may influence each other and cause transmission delay.
• Network stability and fault location
AVCOMM Industrial Ethernet Switches provide a wide operation temperature range of -40°F to +167°F to meet the requirements of airfield at different latitudes. The overall Ingress Protection of up to IP41 prevents the condensed water due to diurnal temperature difference from entering the cabinet to affect the stability of the equipment operation. The 16kV electrostatic and surge protection of the port is to ensure stable equipment operation under the influence of induced lightning.
AVCOMM 8000 series and 6000-PoE series are full-gigabit fully managed Industrial Ethernet Switches, which support port-based VLAN function, provide non-interfering virtual local area networks for data communication of different systems, and ensure the expedite of each network connection. ERPS or A-RING provides ring topology redundancy and failure recovery. For the Gigabit fiber optical ring topology of perimeter security system, provide shortest healing time less than 20ms to ensure video stream is uninterrupted. Likewise, Link Aggregation provides topology redundancy and switching for critical links in star networks or tree networks.
The AVCOMM 6000-PoE series Industrial Ethernet Switches provide maximum power supply of 35W for each port to meet the powering needs of Access Points, IP cameras and other power demanding devices. Meanwhile, powering through the network cable can also solve the inconvenience of scattered devices.
AVCOMM 8000-L3 series Layer-3 industrial Ethernet Switches provide function of industrial-grade Layer-3 routing, enabling the underlying network to access the backbone network of the airport directly and conveniently. AVCOMM 5000 series industrial Data Switches provide routing and the Layer-3 core functions of Virtual Switching System (VSS) at the core layer of the system network.
• Reliable against Harsh Operating Environment
AVCOMM Industrial Ethernet Switches provide a wide operation temperature range of -40°F to +167°F to meet the requirements of airfields at different latitudes. The metal enclosure with Ingress Protection of up to IP41 protected against solid objects over 1.0 mm and vertically falling drops of water or condensation to ensure the reliable operations and management when deploying Ethernet and/or Access Points.
• Advanced functions for expanding network demands
AVCOMM 8000 series and 6000-PoE series are full-gigabit fully
managed Industrial Ethernet Switches support port-based VLAN division to helps
control traffic, reduce equipment investment, simplify network management, and
increase network security. It also provides topology redundancy to helps
achieve high reliability and network stability, thus links in the ring will
never form loops that fatally affect the network operation to protect the whole
ring and services availability. The recovery time can be less than 20ms.
The access points required at least 30W of Power over Ethernet (PoE), and AVCOMM 6000-PoE series Industrial Ethernet Switches provide maximum power supply of 35W to provide cost-effective and compact solution for the high volume of Access Points and IP cameras deployed throughout the airport.
• Reduce Maintenance Cost of the Devices in Airfield
AVCOMM 8000 series and 6000-PoE series are full-gigabit fully managed Industrial Ethernet Switches, which support port-based VLAN division, provide non-interfering virtual subnets for data communication of different systems, and ensure the smoothness of each network connection they want. ERPS or A-RING provides topology redundancy and failure recovery. For the Gigabit fiber optical ring of perimeter security system, provide shortest healing time less than 20ms to ensure video stream is uninterrupted. Link Aggregation provides topology redundancy and switching for critical links in star networks or tree networks.
• Provide integration foundation for the future intelligent platform system of the airport
AVCOMM 8000-L3 series layer-3 industrial Ethernet Switches support routing between VLANs to partition the network into different areas, intersections, or types of data (video, image, and signals), to simplify and secure the switch management when more IP cameras are being installed at intersections, and wherefrom the network faults can be isolated quickly. AVCOMM 5000 series industrial Data Switches provide routing and the Layer-3 core-level functions of Virtual Switching System (VSS) at the core layer of the system network.
Recommended Applied Products and Systems
AVCOMM 8000 series
are designed for industrial environments requiring high security and high-quality Ethernet/Fiber communication, such as industrial automation, road traffic control, etc. it provides full-gigabit Ethernet ports and wire-speed switching, Cyber Security, network redundancy…L2+ management software features. Full Gigabit capability and rugged industrial design ensures system high performance and reliability in harsh environments. For convenient traffic control and zero packet loss data transmission, the switch offers contemporary management and security functions.
AVCOMM 6000-PoE series
are full Gigabit Managed Switch with Layer 3 routing functions and provide more flexibility in planning large-scale IP network. It supports various routing protocols such as IP/VLAN routing, RIP, OSPF, VRRP router redundancy, which are fully compatible with the backbone network. Equipped with full Gigabit port connectivity, the switch provides reliable IP network with high performance. Advanced Cyber Security and redundancy features guarantee the fastest network recovery, zero packet loss data transmission, and higher level of network protection against the hackers’ attacks.
AVCOMM 5000 series
are new generation of aggregation Gigabit switches launched by AVCOMM for next-generation IP metropolitan area networks, and large enterprise networks. The product adopts the industry's advanced hardware architecture and is equipped with the ANMS operating system with independent intellectual property rights. Based on providing high-performance L2/L3/L4 wire-speed switching services, it further integrates IPv6, MPLS VPN, network security, and other networks. Services, combined with a variety of high-reliability technologies, such as uninterrupted upgrade, uninterrupted forwarding, graceful restart, and redundancy protection, thus ensure the uninterrupted communication capability of the network for the longest time.
• Airfield Perimeter Security System
As a truly open system, Airfield Perimeter Security System connects to a large and growing selection of third-party access control devices. Seamlessly unified with video and other security systems, it delivers operational and security insights about your secured areas leading to more informed decisions and improved operations.
Bringing together intrusion monitoring and access control with video surveillance, communications is easier than ever. The hardware merges access control with intrusion monitoring and provides a gateway to security center. This means the owner can reap the benefits of reduced costs, enhance operational efficiencies, and gain greater insight into security environment.
With a broad range of supported hardware, the system can control and monitor a scalable number of intrusion areas, doors, cardholders, and other devices within the airfield.
• Wi-Fi Networks
Airports are in the process of upgrading their network infrastructure to support the growing demands for both Wi-Fi access and video surveillance. To overcome the distance limitation of copper cabling, fiber optic cabling is deployed between terminals, concourses, parking structures and runways where Wi-Fi access points are located. Since most of the devices are not conveniently located near power sources, Wi-Fi access points based on that enables the powering of hundreds of PoE devices across a fiber optic wide area network and supports extended temperatures for outdoor installations.
• Baggage Handling System
The highest priorities of baggage handling system are fast, safe, reliable, and flexible transport of baggage. Short processing time is available to oversee each bag from check-in to selected make-up position.
Complete baggage handling system generally including Check-in system, Collecting and transport conveyors, Communication equipment (switch, wireless AP, etc.), Auxiliary sorting system, Identification equipment.
• Airfield operation/control and Apron Management
• Automatic license plate recognition
The system alerts the operator to wanted or non-permitted vehicles, even when not looking for them. This solution gives real-time insights into the environment while making operator work more efficient. Operator can also unify the system with video and other systems to get a complete picture of any situation.
Whether overseeing parking management or critical facilities security, the system can capture more license plates to ensure no vehicles of interest slip by. and when action is required, it empowers operators through intuitive software.