Arrow Electronics and IBM have joined forces and jointly launched the Smart Airport Asset Management Solution, an innovative IoT solution.
Based on an Arrow-designed and sourced set of IoT sensors and gateways, the IBM Watson IoT Platform, and IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management software, the solution aims to provide airport operators with improved operational insights that optimize equipment maintenance to avoid downtime and improve the traveler experience.
“This solution we have developed with our suppliers will help improve the customer experience and demonstrates the model that IBM and Arrow are implementing across the relationships at the heart of IoT,” said Aiden Mitchell, vice president of IoT for Arrow.
The Smart Airport Asset Management Solution collects data such as temperature, vibration, and motor fluid levels from sensors on motors and other moving parts in escalators, moving walkways and baggage handling systems. Also, the solution resolves frequent operational challenges that most negatively impact travelers according to an Airport Service Quality report from the Airport Council International.
Data is collected from the sensors connected to wireless gateways and then consolidated and analyzed on the IBM Watson IoT Platform. The IBM Maximo portfolio creates a more efficient asset management process using the collected data to drive workflows, resource allocation, and provides analytics to assess the health of assets to guide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
“Harnessing data and analytics, this end-to-end IoT solution enables airports to improve the performance of key assets that directly impact customer experience,” said Adriana Robinson, vice president, IBM Watson IoT. “This will allow maintenance teams to predict airport facility equipment failure and create proactive maintenance workflows.”
The solution is available through Arrow, its business partners, and IBM.
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