SITA ControlBridge to be implemented at Juan Santamaria International Airport
11 May 2017
Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica has selected SITA to implement its control centre technology solution, SITA ControlBridge. The software will provide AERIS Holdings, the airport operator, with a centralised and integrated view of everything happening at the airport, from security to boarding gates, and from ground handling to facilities management. Rafael Mencia, CEO of AERIS, said: “ControlBridge enables us to integrate and optimise operations across the entire airport into a single command centre. It incorporates data from every stakeholder operating at the airport, providing a complete view of everything, all the time. This will give us much more flexibility in managing day-to-day airport operations, optimised resource management, quicker decision making, and enhanced emergency response capabilities.” As part of the project, SITA will also update the airport’s CCTV infrastructure and integrate it into the control centre, along with radio communications. SITA’s delivery team will procure, install, configure, and test the ControlBridge components before it goes live in October 2017. To keep both the implementation and maintenance costs to a minimum, SITA uses common off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware where possible.