Asteros constructs operational IT-infrastructure for Sochi International Airport

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Asteros has completed an already functional IT facility for Sochi International Airport’s new terminal. The colossal project included the realization of 37 basic as well as specialized aviation systems that guarantees continuity of business on the airport. The new airport terminal’s opening resulted to an almost twice as much increase in passenger traffic capacity and also improved the quality of service for both members of the airlines and the public.

Today, Sochi International Airport is considered as one of the biggest airports in Russia. Its passenger traffic reached about 1.5 million people last 2009. The new passenger terminal in Sochi airport, opened in May 2010 was built as one of the preparations for hosting the 2014 Olympics. During the terminal’s construction, the main goal was to furnish the building with breakthrough IT hardware that will let it deal with about 4000 passengers every hour in compliance with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee and global quality standards.

In September 2009, the project on technology deployment began at the new terminal. Asteros was chosen as the IT contractor and its specialists created a working IT facility for Sochi’s latest terminal. The broadly inclusive approach of Asteros to the project led to the development of a cost-effective and comprehensive solution.

This project’s first stage was focused on creating the basic IT-infrastructure that includes a structured cabling system as well as a local area network for 2500 users, unified telephony and video-conferencing system, a security systems complex and data center and basic IT-services such as email, internet access, anti-virus protection, data recovery, archiving and so on. On the second stage, Asteros specialists performed a complete range of work on the aviation component: implemented CCTV, warning and firefighting systems and installed and configured the appropriate specialized hardware. All of these systems were integrated into a single IT-complex which facilitated centralized control of the airport’s information resources.
While working on the project, specialists sought to maximize the options for expanding the deployed IT-systems in the future, which will allow the airport to effectively develop its infrastructure. After the first passengers are welcomed through the doors of the new terminal in May 2010, the passenger traffic capacity of the airport will increase from 900 to 1600 per hour. In 2012 the airport plans to serve up to 2500 passengers per hour and during the Olympics this figure will rise to 3800.