Digital Images International (DII) - World Leaders in FIDS
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  FIDS Overview

The Digital Images International FIDS system consists of a number of software modules and uses reliable hardware display controllers. It has been designed to run 24/7, with no system administrator required. DII FIDS is built around a well proven and fully redundant database and FIDS logic engine. It automatically resumes operations after a power failure. It is extremely fast, and can update all displays in less than one second. The system is scalable – can be configured for small airports but also supports very large airports with thousands of displays.
FIDS has multi-lingual display capabilities as well as a multi-lingual user interface
FIDS uses Unicode at its core. Together with proportional TrueType fonts, it can display to render many languages including Chinese (traditional and simplified), Thai, Laotian, Arabic, Japanese, Nepali etc. More languages are added as required. It has many language display features such as displaying multiple languages and displaying destinations in the port language. The graphical user interface (GUI) is also multilingual, internationalised to display prompts and menus in any supported language.
FIDS has a library of information display layouts
A library of screen layouts that have been developed and refined over the years. These include various variations of
  • Public Arrivals
  • Public Departures
  • Check In Counters
  • Baggage Carousels
  • Gate Displays
  • Back-office (Staff) Displays.
Flexible configuration for customised display screen layouts.
As well as the huge library of “standard” screen formats, the flexible screen layout configuration enables the alteration of existing screen formats or the configuration of new screens formats as required.
Built in, Automatic Smart Formatting and Smart Pages
FIDS has smart text handling features to maximise display visibility and to ensure that long port names do not over-run the available space. IATA port codes are expanded, where possible, to use available space, using variable length port names in accordance to IATA abbreviations, and also using narrower font sizes. Smart Pages uses user-defined logic to configure “conditional pages”. For example, if no flight is allocated to a gate, then a departures summary screen is shown instead.
Management of Airline graphics.
Digital Images maintains a library of all airline graphics from the small sizes up to full screen graphics. Custom screen graphics, contain airline logos and any other information requested by airline or airport staff, can be created as required.
FIDS has a sophisticated messaging system
FIDS supports many messaging options. They can be smooth crawling messages of simple static messages. In addition to the common pre-defined messages which are built-in, free text format messages, including blinking, colour combinations are configurable. Messages can be attached to specific flights or to a specific screen.
FIDS can interface to a variety of Data Feeds and peripherals
These include interfaces to various airline data feeds and SITA messaging feeds as well as interfaces to resource planning modules, aircraft docking systems and other services. Additionally peripherals such as gate keypads are supported.
FIDS has a scheduler (timetable) module
FIDS has a timetable module that can automatically manage arriving and departing flights. Fine control of the timetable enables configuration of day-of-the-week, date ranges, date exclusion etc. Codeshare flights are fully supported in the timetables.
FIDS can update a “WEBFIDS” page on the airport Website.
The WebFIDS module provides current Flight Information on the Airport’s web site for people away from the airport - taxi dispatch, offices, home, resorts, hotels etc.