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Smart-e audiovisual equipment installed at London Southend Airport

Andrew Brister 23 July 2012
Smart-e audiovisual equipment installed at London Southend Airport

AV specialist company Display Manager has installed the passenger information system in the new terminal at London Southend Airport, using Smart-e equipment at its core. Part of a massive expansion plan for the Essex-based airport owned by Stobart Group, the new passenger ‘fly through’ terminal – named for its convenience and efficiency – signals completion of the first phase of a major development at the regional airport. The new AV system, which feeds TV and video signals to an array of screens located across the new airport terminal to keep passengers informed, features Smart-e transmitter and receiver pairs at the heart of the system. Comprising six Smart-e smartLynx point-to-point universal transmitters (SLX-TX111) and six general purpose receivers (SLX-RX111), the main system distributes TV signals to six screens located throughout the new terminal building, including the Executive Lounge, UK Border Agency and Control Room. Smart-e’s smartCast point-to-multipoint transmitter, the SCX-TX550, and three SLX-RX111 receivers distribute, via the same system, pre-security passenger information from a DVD player in the comms room to three screens located at the security gates. As Matthew Harrison, regional manager at Display Manager said: “When we were contracted to install the audio and video communications within the new terminal, we quickly decided to use Smart-e composite video equipment as it met all the client’s criteria. We already had experience of using Smart-e products and knew them to be reliable and provide a cost-effective and compact solution. Distribution via CAT 5 structured cabling, which had already been installed in the terminal, made for easy install, as did the ‘plug and play’ feature which made configuration quick and easy to complete.” 

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