Damarel’s locally installed L-DCS and LodeStone Weight & Balance solution was such a success at Leipzig Airport that Germany’s Airport Services Group GmbH (ASG) was keen to maximise what they could gain from the system. We were happy to help and set about an expansion project covering two further airports and moving the whole service to the cloud. The result, a centralised system for hosting their check-in and boarding operations from our established UK data centre.
Following a very smooth migration of all the Leipzig Airport data to the new facility, they were quickly joined by Dresden and Friedrichshafen. Use of Damarel’s private cloud meant ASG required no on-site hardware, with the system accessed across a standard Internet VPN. This reduces the IT spend, speeds up roll out and also gives them access to our state-of-the-art Type B message and BRS/BHS connections. Fast, secure and easy to adopt, the new distribution model is ideal for airport operations needing an efficient, low-cost model for passenger handling activities.
ASG are now one of a number of customers using the L-DCS and LodeStone ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) solution. As well as the reduced cost and space required for on-site servers, they also receive faster software updates and do not require an engineer on-site for upgrades and testing – saving costs and increasing efficiency.
The team at ASG is delighted with the move:
Damarel’s L-DCS helped pioneer the concept of on-airport check-in systems, delivering powerful passenger processing for a fraction of the price of traditional mainframe DCS. The flexibility and maturity of cloud-based computing now offers a compelling alternative for new and existing customers. Moving from a locally installed DCS solution to a fully hosted service can make economic sense, particularly for multi-station projects.