We help you connect your airport systems and subsystems with technology that works and supports your passengers, your employees, and your services.

Airport systems are evolving to meet the needs of a world on the move. Public safety and the fallout from a cyber-attack on the airport network infrastructure is of primary concern. There are many separate networks at an airport such as ticketing kiosks and security cameras that are increasingly connected via an Ethernet network and could be affected by outside threats as well.

As airports look for ways to address security, passenger experience and the changes brought about by the internet of things (IoT), airports are increasingly realizing the essential role of networks and communications in optimally managing their airport infrastructure to deliver a connected passenger experience.

Fluid, always-available communications are prerequisites in an airport where all services need to be constant and immediate. The ALE solution supported by the maintenance team ensures that we can offer our customers optimal quality of service.

Nathalie Rebuffet, Telecom/ICTN Project Manager, Aeroport de Lyon Saint-Exupery

ALE airport solutions:

  • Connect customers for the best airport experience
  • Connect your people and processes securely for speed, comfort and safety
  • Connect airport infrastructure to enhance communications, security and efficiency

Powering safer, more secure airport systems

  • Increase safety: ALE offers a comprehensive layered security approach based on a hardened operating system which supports network security and application analytics. Devices and users are protected from cyber attacks and data breaches.
  • Reduce security risks: Airport operators are vulnerable to cyber attacks in terms of controlling operations and theft of technical, passenger and financial data. As technology advances to enable the connection of subsystems, the risk of spreading security threats to other segments in the network increases. The right network infrastructure solution minimizes these risks by providing a comprehensive layered security approach starting with a hardened operating system at the switch level. Plus, IoT containment combined with virtualization and QoS provide optimal operations for IoT systems.
  • The connected passenger: Newer technologies, such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi onboard and at airport gates and concourses make travel more enjoyable by providing travel information, entertainment, social connection and more while traveling.

Our customers are making everything connect
Here's why airport customers choose ALE

  • Reliable operations: Airport operations benefit from networks using open standards such as Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) with rapid recovery (sub 50ms).
  • Layered security: A comprehensive layered security approach with IoT containment combines virtualization, security and QoS to provide optimal operation and minimizes security risks.
  • Time-saving: Our award-winning Intelligent Fabric (iFab) technology gets your teams operational faster with self-healing and automated device discovery abilities.
  • Robustness in ruggedized environments: Hardened Gigabit Ethernet switches designed for outdoor deployment feature Power over Ethernet (PoE) to simplify device and sensor installation.
  • Easy to roll out: A single secure converged network and communications platform that connects with the airport ecosystem for easy command, control and real time collaboration.
  • Long term support: ALE provides up to 10 years support on our key OmniSwitch products.

We make everything connect, delivering technology that works for your people, your passengers, and your services.

With our global reach and local focus, we deliver networking and communications built for transport systems, to deliver mobility, security and safety.

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