This year at ACI global we’re going to be on Stand 531! Come visit us and meet Colin, Jared and Jamie. It’ll give us a chance to show you what we’re doing here at CrowdVision and how we might just be able to help you optimize your airport, and it’ll give you a chance to put us to the test.
Ask us the questions you really want the answers to.
Stopwatches or Sniffers or Sensors or Cameras?
It’s a weird thing. Airports seem to be going to the market saying, “I want to buy some queue measurement sensors” and sometimes even specifying what type of sensor they’re looking for. The trend for defining sensor types (the how) rather than the outcomes, insights, analytics and data they need (the why and what) drives some of us crazy. But it’s a scene that’s out there so we have to engage with it. Here’s a CrowdVision view.
Coping with Crowding – Creating Capacity
We’re constantly hearing airports say, ‘My terminal was designed for 10 million passengers, now I’m at 15 million, we’re growing 10% each year and we’re struggling to cope!’ The same challenge of operating beyond capacity affects tiny and massive airports alike. There is often a planned grand solution to this challenge, like building a new terminal, but this new capacity is inevitably years away and expensive. So how can airports cope with crowding now?
Heathrow partners with CrowdVision to optimise passenger experience in real-time
In June 2016 Heathrow Airport Limited selected Crowd Vision Limited as its Passenger Flow Analytics Partner following a competitive tendering process. An extensive multi-terminal rollout is now in delivery with plans for further phased expansion in the future.
A successful trial of the CrowdVision solution in Terminal 2 / the Airport Operations Centre has already delivered early benefits.
The extended system will measure crowding, queuing and utilisation in check-in and immigration halls,
A Better Way to Manage Airports: Passenger Analytics
Airport managers increasingly face operational challenges from steady passenger growth, terminal congestion, rising costs, and difficulty in funding infrastructure. These factors are a simple recipe for deficient facilities, poor service, and unhappy passengers. However, the emerging field of passenger analytics is beginning to be applied to airports, with highly encouraging results. Passenger analytics offers new tools and processes to help airport managers make more effective decisions that improve airport performance, make better use of terminals,
UK based CrowdVision raises significant growth capital
Crowd analytics specialist CrowdVision has completed a combined funding round which brings on-board significant US investment, providing a partial exit for the business’ early stage angel investors, including the Angel CoFund. This partial exit will allow the Angel CoFund to re-invest the funds back into more high-growth British businesses.
CrowdVision’s core offering enables a wide range of customers to perform live crowd analytics, tracking the movement and concentration of people from a standard video feed.
Measuring the customer’s journey through London City Airport
London City Airport (LCY) is the only London airport actually in London, handling 3.65 million passengers in 2014. Some 65% of those using LCY are travelling on business. It should take no more than 20 minutes to get from front door to departure lounge, and no more than 15 minutes from tarmac to train. We call it the 20:15 promise — and it is a promise that presents an obvious challenge: how can we know if we were delivering?
LCY deploys CrowdVision passenger analytics
When London City Airport opened in 1987 it was for hundreds of thousands of passengers, not the 4 million plus we expect to handle in 2015.
As a result things are getting a little congested over in the airport terminal, and some creative thinking was needed to try and make the most of the limited space available.
That’s where local technology company CrowdVision came in. Based just over the river from LCY in North Greenwich,
CrowdVision looks forward to LCY Smart Airport Experience project
CrowdVision is an integral part of the Smart Airport Experience project being launched at London City Airport and announced by Living PlanIT today. Our technology will help the airport to measure, analyse and improve passenger flows, creating opportunities for innovation and delivering faster journeys and improved passenger experience.
CrowdVision’s unique passenger analytics capability provides airports with very accurate measures of passenger volumes and dynamics in every corner of the airport every minute of the day.
CrowdVision successfully raises investment for growth
London-based crowd analytics software specialist, CrowdVision, has closed a substantial funding round which will enable the business to expand international sales activities and execute product development plans. Investors comprise the UK Government sponsored Angel CoFund and a number of UK and overseas investors.
The company offers a highly innovative software product that extracts crowd insights from video feeds in busy locations, enabling customers to understand and intervene in their crowds. The software has already been deployed at scale in Mecca where it helps to keep millions of pilgrims safe as they attend the Hajj.