b'BAGGAGEFLL 21to design the system to meet the terminals current capacity andMark Gale, chief executive officer/director of aviation for include one extra machine for expected growth, Akers explains.Broward County Aviation Department, draws a straight line Technology was also addressed during an important enablingbetween the system improvements and passenger service. project, when Broward County Aviation Department worked withThe baggage handling and screening equipment upgrades Brock Solutions to create a geo-redundant server environment. Thewere making at FLL improve operational efficiencies for our improved design includes three server farms, with redundant fiber,airline partners, such as increasing the speed and ease of that are strategically located at separate sites throughout the airportbag processing and adding advanced security layers. These campus. The network is designed so that any one server can run allenhancements, in turn, provide customer service benefits in the of the airports baggage handling systems while the other two arelong run, Gale explains. Our overall goal with ongoing terminal in standby mode. This means that FLL could lose up to two serversmodernization efforts is to provide the best possible airport and still remain operational in all terminals. The new system inexperience for passengers traveling through FLL. Terminal 4 was the first to cut over to this new architecture.Celestine notes that a redundant server and network system by Brock Solutions will allow FLL to effectively consolidate operations across the entire campus. Now, a single application can operate all of the baggage handling systems and maintain, troubleshoot and manipulate conveyors, sortation destinations and flight schedules. If desired, a single report run can show data across all airlines. Administrators from Broward County are given full access to all report data; individual stakeholders and airlines only have access to their specific data. Before construction of the new baggage system began, the project team used a 3-D scan of the existing facility to help identify potential utility conflicts. Scott Hinrichs, vice president/principal at GRAEF, notes that this was a strategy the engineering, planning and design firm carried over from its work on the Terminal 3 project.SCOTT HINRICHSWe learned a lot of lessons in terms of being able to anticipate utility conflicts and THE BAGGAGE CONNECTION.be prepared with solutions as opposed to just letting them happen, Hinrichs explains. . We were able to merge the scan into our 3-D building information model so we could run clash-detection programs to find interferences between proposed conveyors and utilities with existing infrastructure and utilities, he explains. Where is the suitcase? Complete transparency is required in the transport chainalso according to IATA Resolution 753. Being Another technology enhancement addedfamiliar with airport infrastructures all over the world, SICK also offers during the project is a real-time, interactivethree technologies for baggage identification. So that every scan point graphic representation of the baggageis custom-fit. No suitcase gets lost, read rates increase, handoverhandling system developed and operatederrors are quickly identified. Thanks to SICK, passengers are connect-by Brock Solutions. This live map shows all baggage in the system at any given moment.ed to baggage at all times, and therefore, more than ready for the Individual bags can be identified by theirfuture. We think thats intelligent. www.sick.com/baggage-trackingair carrier, security status relative to their departure, or their sort destination.AirportImprovement.comJanuary | February 2022'