VISTA is a system of remote display for broadcasting information to the public: incoming and departing flights, general information, etc. Supplied by the Airport Operational Data Base (AODB) or any other external system, it manages the display of this data on terminals spread throughout the airport.
Thanks to a simple and easy-to-use mask editor, VISTA can create an unlimited number of simple and complex images which will be displayed on the display terminals according to their location and use. It may concern images of check-in desks, conveyor belts, lists of flights, advertising messages, etc. The images created are composed of highly varied elements such as text, logos, video and may be recorded in different formats.
Numerous combinations are possible, such as default images, alternating images, scrolling messages, passenger messages, etc. VISTA also manages the automatic redistribution of images according to the available points of display, as well as the alternation of images or even the alternation of data within the same image.
Images may be broadcast on a wide range of display terminals (TFT, plasma, LED, etc.). These are connected through any network supporting TCP/IP. The terminals may therefore be local (on site) or remote (hotels, stations, etc.). Image transfer does not overload the network because VISTA assigns image masks to the display terminals, then supplies them with data to constitute the images. Logos, fonts and films are downloaded directly onto the terminals and are only renewed in case of changes or new elements, thus avoiding unnecessary traffic.
VISTA provides numerous tools for easy administration of the system on site, such as the image editor, the terminals management tool, the user management tool, the information management tool, the message configuration tool, etc.
VISTA also has tools intended for airlines agents and users of check-in and boarding stations (such as CREWS). These can display, directly from the check-in desks or gates, images indicating that a flight is open for check-in or boarding. To ensure the security of the system, agents only have access to the list of flights concerning them.