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April 26, 2012

AVAYA News - Schiphol Telematics Picks Avaya Network to Support New Luggage Handling System at Schiphol Airport

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Schiphol Airport, one of the busiest airports in Europe with almost 50 million passengers per year, has recently introduced new luggage handling system and this system is now supported by the Avaya (News - Alert) data network.

This happened after Schiphol Telematics, the specialized telecom operator at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, chose Avaya data network to back the luggage handling system that will allow the airport to handle 70 million bags per year.

To cope with any kind of outage, Schiphol Telematics has picked Avaya to provide a rock-solid data network with active resiliency for this critical new system.

The airport is currently using Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 8600, which acts like a core network system to address the reliability, efficiency and scalability requirements of critical business networks. In addition the Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 8600 even offers 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) support using the Avaya VENA Switch Clustering to offer true end-to-end reliability and provide Schiphol Airport with always-on access to their luggage handling system.

The airport is also using Avaya ERS 4500 to avail high performance Ethernet connectivity that is secure, resilient and energy efficient.

Ras Lalmy, managing director, Schiphol Telematics said that, “Performance, reliability and availability -- those are the three criteria that matter most for a network. That's particularly true at Schiphol Airport, where we build our network around custom applications that are critical to the success of our customers, who work hard to improve the flying experience of millions of passengers every day. Avaya's network has dealt with everything we've thrown at it and managed to meet our criteria, time after time.”

The overall implementation at the airport is offering both the flexibility they want and the reliability they need to support this critical application.

In other Avaya news, Avaya recently unveiled the Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 3500. The newly launched collection of compact Ethernet switches exclusively caters to small and midsize enterprises (SME), remote branches and more public environments like schools and hospitals.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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