Passenger Counting, Passenger Tracking, Queue Measurement, Waiting Time Measurement and Forecasting, Throughput Analysis, People Flow Monitoring

Over 70 airports trust in Xovis 3D Sensors and software solutions

The Xovis Passenger Tracking System (PTS) is the airport industry’s leading technology for people flow measurement – the basis for proactive and successful people flow management.

The Xovis PTS combines 3D sensors with software solutions to measure and visualize the KPIs on real-time dashboards. The measured KPIs (queue length, waiting time etc.) enable airports to manage Service Level Agreements on an unprecedented level.

One 3D sensor covers up to 100 m2 (1100 sq.ft.) and can be mounted from 2.2 to 30 m (7.5 to 100 ft.) high. Sample rates up to 98% are guaranteed. The direct image processing makes external computing capacity obsolete. No video stream leaves the sensors, and data privacy is guaranteed.

The software connects an unlimited number of sensors (Multisensor) to cover large areas and features an automated queue detection. Web and mobile clients of the software are also available. Only one server is needed to run the system with up to 600 sensors.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) and a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 25 years also simplify installation and keep the total cost of operation low.

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  • How does Xovis PTS increase passenger satisfaction?

    To optimize passenger experience, airports need accurate KPIs in all disciplines of airport Service Delivery Management. Passenger flow management is the best solution to meet this demand.

    This is where Xovis comes in: Passenger flow measurement has become a reliable Xovis standard. Our system works all over the airport (check-in, security, emigration, and immigration, gates, terminal Entrances, taxi ranks, retail, escalators and people movers etc.) offers unique KPI measurement and guarantees sample rates of up to 98%. Even in unstructured areas, i.e. 98% of the passengers in the covered area are counted and continuously tracked.

    For example, capacity utilization, staff and infrastructure planning (switching signalization, opening more counters, controlling escalators etc.) can be optimized based on Xovis PTS data. The improved passenger satisfaction comes along with increased retail sales.

    The measured KPIs:

    • People counting
    • Queue detection
    • Overflow detection
    • Waiting time measurement
    • Throughput and capacity management
    • Process time
  • Xovis makes queue times drop

    As reported by the Khaleej Times, the 90 million passengers of the world’s third busiest airport, Dubai International Airport (DXB), wait less thanks to technologies. One of them is Xovis PTS.

    Waiting times at DXB dropped by 10% in Q1 of 2017. 68% of arrival passengers were processed within 15 minutes, and 87% of departing passengers were processed within 10 minutes.

    For example, Xovis 3D sensors are used at security checkpoints and immigration where passengers are counted and tracked anonymously. The Xovis software receives data streams from the sensors and calculates KPIs such as queue lengths and waiting times. More than 5000 staff members access the real-time data via a mobile application to visualize the measured KPIs, recognize trends, predict, and prevent problems.

    “This automated system provides us with timelier and more accurate data more quickly than the manual system that was used previously. As a result, the operations team and other organizations that work across the airport now have a bird’s eye view of bottlenecks, allowing them to better manage staffing levels and lanes, and improve the overall customer experience. We have more work to do in this area, but we are pleased with progress to date”, says Frank McCrorie, Senior Vice President of Operations at DXB to the Khaleej Times.

  • Xovis is No.1 in passenger flow measurement

    Xovis PTS is the airport industry’s leading solution with unmatched accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.

    So far, over 70 airports trust in Xovis PTS. As of June 2019, 12,813 Xovis 3D Sensors were deployed in 446 airport sites – 198 security checkpoints, 126 immigration checkpoints, 49 check-ins, 20 retail areas and 53 taxi ranks, bathrooms, people movers etc.

  • Added value of Xovis PTS

    Cost savings: Xovis PTS comes along with direct image processing, PoE and 25-year MBTF, which lowers infrastructure costs considerably. The optimized real-time planning of check-in areas, terminals, staff, and other resources also reduces operating expenses. Xovis PTS is a future-proof investment in Swiss quality.

    Optimized Passenger Experience: Xovis PTS enables airports to meet the KPIs agreed in the service level contracts with partners and suppliers. As a result, passenger experience is optimized, and passenger satisfaction is maximized.

    Increased Retail Revenues: Satisfied customers have more time to spend money at the airport, as the study “Rise to Challenge – The Risks and Opportunities of Digitization for Airports” from Roland Berger shows.

    Revenues beyond aviation: Xovis can help increase efficiency in non-aviation related sections of airports. Ground service providers are often interested in buying check-in data for their planning.


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