AIRPORT IT PLATFORMS
The iPort DCS application is certified for all major airport common use platforms, i.e.:
iPort DCS is also supported in a non-common-use environment.
The implementation at an airport is extremely easy. All that needs to be installed is the iPort DCS container package. The application will determine which perpiheral devices are connected (scanners & printers) and connect automatically, regardless of the nature of an airport's infrastructure. Truly plug and play. Once the firewalls are configured to allow access to the iPort web and printer servers, the application is ready for use.
iPort DCS can be connected with an airport via:
Closed circuit connections (SITA, Arinc or any other supplier) with a local router at the airport and a dedicated router in Res2's data center in Atlanta; or
Internet access (WiFi, Ethernet, mobile 3G...); or
A dedicated router, possibly combined with a VPN connection
Res2 offers its customers assistance in arranging network connectivity to the airports, no matter what the connection type is. The application only requires a limited bandwith. Multiple users can easily share a single 256kbps link.
The application can run on all devices with a Windows operating system, starting from Windows NT up to Windows 8. This means the application can easily run on PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. As soon as there is a form of connection (e.g. 3G), the user can access the system and live data.
Combining the application on a mobile device with portable peripherals (plug-and-play boarding pass & bag tag printers, passport scanners and barcode readers via USB), the system can easily be used for hotel, cruise or other forms of remote check-in.
Most of the customer data can be managed by the customer itself. Think about routing tables for post-departure messaging, flight schedules, user IDs and so on. Furthermore, Res2 makes sure that all required passenger and flight data is shared with the customer. This includes check-in times, seat changes, bag tag numbers, sales information and many more.