FIDS Power: Modern Software Greatly Enhances the Capabilities of Flight Information Display Systems

In this article the author discusses the many improvements in terms of versatility and efficiency from older Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS) to contemporary modern multi-user FIDS (MUFIDS). One major difference between the two systems is the manner in which the MUFIDS acquires its flight information, with the older system requiring manual input and the newer using an automated process to pull flight information from the company’s host directly. The system also allows for visual paging to service the deaf community as well as broadcast standard messages. There is also a text-to-speech function that stores 4,000 sentence fragments with proper inflection in order to synthesize speech in a more naturalistic fashion. MUFIDS can also be equipped to issue Interactive Voice Responses (IVR) that deliver announcements of arrivals or other collected information to cellular phones. A standard graphical user interface is also used with this contemporary system that improves user-friendliness as opposed to the antiquated version.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 20-21
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  • Accession Number: 01050379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2007 12:46PM