New digital signage installed at Ireland West Airport Knock

Ion Solutions, the Irish owned specialist provider of audio-visual solutions to companies nationwide and across the world, has designed and installed a new state-of-the-art digital signage network at Ireland West Airport Knock.

Ireland West Airport Knock serves as Ireland’s fourth busiest airport, with departures flying to destinations across Ireland, the UK and Europe.

The contract between Ion Solutions and Ireland West Airport involved the installation of 25 Flight Information Display Screen (FIDS) monitors and eight 55’’ Christie monitors in a variety of locations around the airport including the main entrance, the restaurant, check-in counters, the arrival area, the baggage collection areas, all departure lounges and areas, boarding gates and security areas.

The project consisted of two parts. Firstly, the existing digital signage system in Ireland West Airport was upgraded from Standard Definition to High Definition. Secondly, to further enhance communication, a completely new system of additional signage was installed. This new system included a collection of individual monitors and a 4 x 55” Christie video wall which is used to display tourism information.

The successful overhaul of the information system will ensure that important content such as flight arrivals, departures, gate numbers, times and delays is shared with travellers in a timely and efficient manner.

Adrian Back, systems specialist with Ion Solutions, said: "We’re delighted that Ireland West Airport selected Ion Solutions to provide their new digital signage network. The system had to meet a number of critical requirements, most notably that the displays would be able to provide information to travellers as clearly as possible. We’re very much looking forward to working with Ireland West Airport again in the future."

Donal Healy, Head of Marketing and Route Development at Ireland West Airport, stated: “Ion Solutions were definitely the right choice for us when we chose to implement a major upgrade of our Flight Information Display screens at the airport. We’re very happy with the final result which provides an enhanced user experience for passengers looking for live flight information at the airport.’’

Ion Solutions is the market leader in the design, supply, installation and integration of audio visual display systems, broadcast television systems, digital video production systems and computer graphics systems, as well as digital signage and wayfinding solutions.

The company was formed earlier this year when sister companies Eurotek Ireland and Avtek Solutions, market leaders in the visual communications sector, amalgamated to operate under a single name. The operation, which is already setting new standards in the global visual communications industry, is 100% Irish owned, headquartered in Sandyford, Dublin and has grown to employ over 70 people.

The company has worked on contracts for a range of clients across a variety of sectors including healthcare, broadcast, retail, hospitality and educational facilities as well as corporate venues. Clients include the likes of RTÉ, TV3, TG4, Convention Centre Dublin, Kerry Group, Croke Park Dublin and the SSE Arena Belfast.

The Ion Solutions team includes specialists in IT networking, video engineering, design, integration and sales. The company has invested significantly in developing and updating its technological capacity to ensure it can provide excellent products and high-end customer service and technical advice.

Ion Solutions is a member of the International Communications Industry Association and complies with its rules and standards.