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BAA Selects Fujitsu For Critical Network Integration Project At New Heathrow Airport Terminal

Fujitsu to design and implement network to support 40 airport systems at the new Terminal 2 building

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, August 01, 2012

BAA has selected Fujitsu as network integrator for the new Terminal 2 building at Heathrow Airport, which is currently in development and due to open in 2014. Under the terms of the contract, which is worth an estimated £20m, Fujitsu will design and implement a network infrastructure to support all the terminal’s network operations – from check-in and security to air conditioning systems and retail outlets.

The Terminal 2 project is the latest stage in a five-year, £4.8 billion transformation of Heathrow Airport which began after the opening of Terminal 5 in 2008. The new terminal will cost £2.5bn and is expected to be used by 20 million passengers a year. The aim is to give passengers the best airport experience in Europe and turn Heathrow into the UK’s gateway to the world and Europe’s hub of choice.

Peter Kent, head of ICS, Terminal 2, BAA, said: “With the bulk of Star Alliance airlines due to operate out of the terminal, we are faced with a highly complex and dynamic environment. We were looking for a partner with credibility – a proven track record in not only delivering critical national infrastructure projects but operating within the confines of a construction site, with a large number of partners. This is a challenge in itself and requires deep expertise and experience. Fujitsu stood out among the bidding companies as the only one able to meet all of the criteria.”

The resilient network will be designed, tested, commissioned and implemented over the next three years and will be integrated with the wider Heathrow Airport network – ensuring it meets the stringent BAA service availability requirements.

Charles Matcham, head of manufacturing, utilities & services at Fujitsu UK & Ireland, commented: “To be part of such a significant transformation project is extremely exciting. The network is at the heart of any business, but the multi-faceted and critical nature of an airport like Heathrow means any partner must show an impeccable track record an ability to deliver high availability networks in complex environments. Our strong track record working on mission-critical projects with the UK government and private sector organisations will ensure we’re able to deliver the value that BAA needs.”

The project Design Phase is nearing completion while testing & configuration services have commenced ahead of the planned installation into the terminal starting in November 2012.

The key systems that will be supported by the LAN include:

  • Voice – IP telephony and analogue telephony
  • Wireless LAN
  • IPTV
  • Security systems - (eg CCTV, Access Control Systems, Integrated Departure Lounge, Flow Analytics, Automated PAX process, Positive Boarding)
  • Airport operations systems and management - (eg flight information display systems, staff information systems, automated public address)
  • Resource management systems
  • Check-in
  • Baggage reconciliation system
  • Building control and management systems (Light control, metering, fire alarm system)
  • Third party retail concessions

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

Graham Goulden

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 1753 604736
Fax: + 44 (0) 1753 604669
E-mail: E-mail: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Services

Katie de Cozar Rushforth

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 20 7861 2800
E-mail: E-mail: teamfujitsu@harvard.co.uk
Company:Harvard PR

Date: 01 August, 2012
City: London

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