was selected by Amana-Walbridge Joint Venture to design, implement, and
maintain through June 2017 a state-of-the-art, radio
frequency identification (RFID)-based parking and car/bus terminal access
control system for authorized staff of the New Doha International
Airport Authority. TransCore is providing and installing the
system that will be operational in mid second quarter 2013.
The New Doha International Airport (NDIA) Phase One will open in
December 2012 and is four kilometers from the existing facility on a
5,400-acre site. It will replace the current Doha International Airport
that currently handles 4.2 million passengers a year, and will now be
able to accommodate 24 million passengers a year. When the project is
complete in 2015, the airport capacity can support 50 million
passengers, two million tons of cargo and 320,000 aircraft landings and
take-offs each year. NDIA will also be the central maintenance hub for
Qatar Airways' international fleet.
Karim Rizkallah, TransCore’s managing director for the Middle East,
commented, “The New Doha International Airport will be one of Qatar’s
showcase intelligent transportation systems (ITS) that provides a secure
facility that operates at peak logistical capacity with optimized
traffic flow in the authorized staff facility.”
TransCore and its team members are providing a spectrum of advanced
technologies and systems including:
vehicle identification (AVI) tags and high performance,
open road reader hardware. TransCore’s next generation eGo®
technology, featuring lower cost, battery-free sticker tag.
TransCore’s Encompass® 4 Readers (E4) are designed to ensure that
the NDIA system can read vehicular transponders in a long range
tag read, and are intended for gated parking applications.
TransCore is also supplying the handheld Encompass 1 Reader (E1)
which complements the work of the E4 readers in Taxi/Car automatic
dispatch functionality required by the NDIA.
Parking Management System. A complete parking management system
with a centralized data management service, gate barriers, loop
detectors, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, and
entry stations with proximity card readers.
Taxi/ Car Management Software. A comprehensive taxi/car
dispatch system which relies on TransCore’s wireless communications
technology. The system provides monitoring, dispatching and virtual
Bus Dispatch and Location System. A low cost in-vehicle real
time GPS tracking and Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) incorporating the
Web-based Next-Shuttle Software product. This includes a user-friendly
dispatching module along with daily on-time performance monitoring,
automatic passenger counting, and other real-time reporting data. This
system also includes onboard display and announcement systems and a
texting service option
The system will also include CCTV cameras for the purpose of real-time
surveillance and security enforcement.
Additional advanced capabilities of the system include real-time alerts
based on RFID and/or ANPR validation to security personnel; automated
carpark control using a combination of RFID, ANPR and Proximity cards
with remote video intercom; fully redundant fiber network
infrastructure; GPS/GPRS-based automatic vehicle location identification
and dispatch; a bus priority system using RFID technology; and
ramp-metering traffic management for the Airside bus terminal.
TransCore ITS has a 75-year heritage supporting the transportation
industry that spans the development of RFID transportation applications
at Los Alamos National Labs to implementation of the nation's first
electronic toll collection system. The breadth of the company’s
expertise includes traffic management systems, intelligent
transportation systems, systems integration, design consulting,
operations and maintenance. TransCore ITS has installations in 46
countries and a vast portfolio of intellectual property. In 2012,
Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked TransCore ITS No. 140 out of the
Top 500 Design Firms. Also in June of this year, TransCore ITS and
industry leading team members were honored to receive the
most Outstanding ITS Project of the year by ITS New York for Manhattan’s
Midtown in Motion. For more information, visit www.transcore.com.