Finavia joins the fast-growing list of airport operators that count on Xovis. After a successful trial, Xovis 3D sensors and software solutions are permanently installed to measure waiting times and other KPIs at the Border Control of Helsinki Airport (HEL). Finland largest hub is undergoing a vast development program, aiming at increasing the passenger throughput from 17 million in 2016 to 20 million in 2020.
Xovis’ expansion in Northern Europe coincides with the recent opening of the new south pier at HEL. “The expansion of Helsinki Airport includes the extensions of existing facilities as well as the addition of new sections. From a passenger experience point of view, it is imperative to have a technology in place that helps move the significantly increasing number of passengers through the airport as smoothly and efficiently as possible. To achieve this, we have decided on the addition of the Xovis system to our suite of passenger flow management solutions after we could get familiar with it and be convinced by it during the trial stage”, states Eero Knuutila, Head of Service Development at Finavia., “Finavia is the third Northern European airport operator in this month to choose Xovis. The region is of strategic importance to us. Being part of HEL’s development program is another great opportunity to demonstrate the compelling advantages of our technology and to help our customer improve its competitive position via an optimized passenger experience and increased passenger satisfaction”¸ rejoices Andreas Fähndrich, Managing Director Xovis Airports.
Xovis’ technology combines 3D sensors and software solutions. The system can be deployed all over the airport. In May 2017, the Khaleej Times reported on the remarkable reduction of waiting times Dubai International Airport, the world’s third busiest airport, has achieved based on the Xovis system. 3D stereo vision technology is highly robust against all kinds of external influences, such as shadows, light changes and heat emissions. The image processing occurs on the sensor, which keeps operation costs low and simplifies installation and maintenance.