Airport Information Management System
The Airport Information Management System (AIMS) of RESA is called INFOPAX.
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Airport Operational Data Base or FIMS (Flight Information Management System).
Information system on flight arrivals and departures. It can send information to the display system or other external systems via FAIRWAY. It also receives messages from the “outside world” (airlines, civil aviation, etc.) for automatic update. RESA’s FIMS is called INFOPAX.
Automated Ticket and Boarding Pass.
Ticket using an electronic microchip, magnetic stripe or any other coding system.
2D barcode format. Symbols are generally square, with a distinctive square bulls eye in the centre. The data are coded in layers surrounding the bulls eye. This type of barcode is used for sending boarding passes to mobile phones.
RESA’s BRTS - Baggage Reconciliation and Tracking System.
BAGERA guarantees that each bag loaded is matched with a passenger who has actually boarded.
One-dimensional barcode. Representation of a string of numbers in the form of a symbol composed of varying width bars and spaces.
Two-dimensional barcode. Representation of a string of numbers in the form of a symbol composed of varying width squares and dots.
Bar Coded Boarding Pass.
Boarding pass with a 2D barcode.
Bar Code Reader.
Reader that reads 1D and 2D barcodes. It reads the bag tags that were attached at check-in.
Bar Gate Reader.
Reader that reads boarding passes during passenger boarding.
Boarding Pass Printer.
Baggage Reconciliation Tracking System that guarantees that each bag loaded is matched with a passenger who has actually boarded.
RESA’s BRTS is called BAGERA.
Bag Tag Printer.
RESA product - Business Intelligence solution.
Common Language Facility.
Easy to use and intuitive graphical interface solution for use by agents working on one or several host systems. This product is designed for agents who work for several airlines. Airlines are increasingly developing user-friendly graphic applications, which are reducing the need for CLF solutions.
RESA product - CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment)/CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing Systems) systems.
Common use system for airport resources. CREWS enables several airlines to physically share computers, check-in counters and boarding gates.
Customer Relationship Management.
Common Use Passenger Processing System. New IATA CUPPS standard that will replace IATA recommendation 1797 and harmonize the interface among airline applications and CUTE platforms.
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Common Use Self Service. Self-service check-in terminal that prints 2D barcode boarding passes, reads electronic passports, and checks in passengers with or without baggage.
Common Use Terminal Equipment.
Common use system for airport resources. Airlines can physically share computers, check-in counters and boarding gates. The CUPPS standard has replaced the CUTE system since 2009.
Document printer that prints information lists (passengers, bags, etc.).
Departure Control System.
Airline computer system that contains all the applications needed to process passengers and bags.
RESA's DCS is called ON BOARD.
Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile.
The DGAC is in charge of issuing authorizations to air carriers to operate commercial traffic from, to or inside France.
RESA Product - RESA’s communication system.
FAIRWAY enables different airport systems to dialog. It facilitates data sharing and seamlessly handles the protocols needed for all the systems to communicate with each other.
Flight Information Display System. Flight Information Display System that displays flight information on monitors.
RESA’s FIDS is called VISTA.
Flight Information Management System or AODB (Airport Operational Data Base).
Information system on flight arrivals and departures.
It is composed of 3 functional modules: the reference database, the seasonal schedule and the real time schedule.
RESA’s FIMS is called INFOPAX.
File Transfer Protocol.
This is a communication protocol for exchanging electronic files on a TCP/IP network. It lets users send files from one computer to another on the network, or delete or modify files on another computer.
Global Airport Information Management System. RESA software suite that meets all the operational needs of airports, airlines and handling agents in terms of processing flights and passengers.
Communication gateway between the CREWS platform and the airline host DCS systems. A gateway is not needed when a direct IP line is used. Some examples of gateways are P1024B (ALC) and P1024C (UTS).
Graphical User Interface.
Hand Held Terminals.
Smart terminals that can run applications, for example BAGERA runs on handheld terminals for baggage handlers.
Proprietary airline computer system that contains all the applications needed to process passengers and bags.
International Air Transport Association.
Private airline association that represents, leads and serves the airline industry.
International system that assigns a 3-letter code to cities and airports (Toulouse: TLS) and a 2-letter code to airlines (Air France: AF). The codes are defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
International Civil Aviation Organization.
Its role is to develop standards for international air transport.
Four-letter geographic classification code assigned to every airport in the world (Toulouse: LFBO). The codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
RESA product - RESA’s Flight Information Management System (FIMS) also known as AODB. .
Information system on flight arrivals and departures. INFOPAX is composed of 3 functional modules: the reference database, the seasonal schedule and the real time schedule.
RESA product - RESA’s Airport Resource Management System: check-in counters, boarding gates, baggage chutes, exits, carrousels, and parking stands.
With INFOPAX RMS, airport resources can be viewed and allocated graphically in accordance with the specific needs of each site.
RESA product -RESA’s airport billing system.
INVOICE automatically calculates fees and aeronautical services billed to airlines and agents (parking, lighting, passengers, landing, miscellaneous services).
RESA product – Centralized data exchange solution for DCSs.
Local Departure Control System.
Computerized check-in and boarding system that prints boarding passes and bag tags and reads the boarding passes automatically at the gate. This system is designed for airlines that do not have a host DCS or do not want to use their DCS on a site. It is also used by airports and handling agents processing low-cost and charter flights.
RESA’s Local DCS system is called ON BOARD.
Magnetic Stripe Reader.
Reader that reads the magnetic stripes on ATB tickets, credit cards, airline loyalty cards, etc.
Optical Character Recognition.
Optical character recognition system that reads information on passports, ID cards, visas, etc.
RESA product - Local DCS (Local Departure Control System).
Designed for handling passenger check-in and boarding from a local system, ON BOARD is aimed at airlines that do not have a DCS or that are still using manual procedures (low-cost, charters, etc.).
System that RESA applications run on. It is installed on the servers and workstations.
RESA product – software suite for monitoring passengers in the airport.
2D barcode format. The information is coded in two steps: the data are converted into “key words” which are then converted into bars and spaces.
File defining the position of the information on the boarding pass and bag tag: passenger name, flight number, seat number, etc.
A protocol is a standard method that enables processes to dialog, in other words, a set of rules and procedures for sending and receiving data over a network.
Type of communication protocol used by the DCS systems of certain airlines to communicate between the workstation and the airline host. Protocol P1024B is also known as ALC (Airline Link Control). Protocol P1024C is also known as UTS (Unisys Terminal System).
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol. TCP/IP is the set of communication rules used on the internet. It is based on IP addressing, in other words providing an IP address to each device on the network in order to route data.
Radio Frequency IDentification.
RFID tags are applied to or incorporated into an object for the purpose of remote identification and tracking using radio waves.
Simple Network Management Protocol.
SNMP is used in network management systems (HP OpenView, IBM NetView) to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention.
Liquid crystal screen (LCD) technology.
Union des Aéroports Français et Francophones Associés.
The Union of French Airports represents the interests of its members with Parliament and Government, airlines and suppliers.
Aller sur le site de l’UAF & FA.
Unit Load Device.
Type of container. Unit that bags are loaded into. BAGERA manages the ULD fleet and can identify which ULD a bag is in and where the ULD is at any time.
RESA product - Flight Information Display System - FIDS.
VISTA is an innovative flight information display system that displays flight information to the public. The system receives information from the FIMS and can handle an unlimited number of images and display terminals.
Virtual Network Computing.
VNC software provides cross-platform support allowing remote control between different types of computers.