17 Nov CEM Systems AC2000 airport security system chosen for Muscat and Salalah
Johnson Controls’ aviation specific CEM Systems AC2000 Airport access control system has been selected to secure Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, Oman, the largest airport in the country. The solution features intelligent CEM Systems IP card readers and portable hand-held readers.
Muscat is currently undergoing an expansion phase which means it will eventually have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually. Salalah International Airport currently handles more than one million passengers annually. Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) is the government company responsible for the management and operation of Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport. Salalah International Airport currently handles more than one million passengers annually.
Philip Verner, regional sales director, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls says: This contract to secure Muscat and Salalah Airports represents another significant win for Johnson Controls in the growing aviation sector in the Middle East region.” He adds that the AC2000 Airport system has a proven record as a reliable and resilient aviation specific access control and security management solution.
“It not only provides the airports with advanced access control throughout terminal buildings, airside and landside boundaries, but it also provides a range of software applications to enhance the airport’s onsite operations and increase business efficiency. Using the CEM Systems AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging Pass Production) application, ID cards can then be personalized and printed allowing the airport to produce card passes that include logos, staff signatures, and images.”
AC2000 Airport paired with CEM Systems intelligent IP card readers and integrated controllers also provide the airports with aviation specific modes such as ‘Passenger mode’ which allow efficient management of gate rooms for departing and arriving passengers. Passenger mode controls door open times, and via interlocking, ensures Gate Room doors are opened or closed depending on the configuration set for the specific flight on the stand. The user-friendly LCD display on the CEM Systems intelligent card readers also allow staff to easily manage the process and see current status of the door mode at the gate. Additionally the CEM Systems S610f fully integrated intelligent fingerprint card reader and controller combined, can be used in high security areas where there are requirements for three stage verification (card, PIN, and fingerprint).
The CEM Systems S3040 lightweight and rugged hand-held portable card reader will provide Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport security staff with the ability to conduct random checks on airside and landside personnel as well as providing ID card validation at temporary entrances or remote sites which have no power.