The objective of this project was to Safeguard the check-in and associated baggage handling system at T4 to enable the major phasing works required for the HBS upgrade in order to achieve the DfT date by providing the airport with a solid, stable platform from which to carry out required upgrade work.

To this end the four existing Siemens S5 PLCs, associated remote I/O devices and gateways controlling the check-in desks at Terminal 4 were to be replaced with robust, modern hardware and the code migrated to the new operating platform.  The key to the successful execution of the project was the ability to maintain 100% operational status at the check-in desks throughout the lifecycle.

The project was one which presented several technical challenges for all members of the team as this was a first of type implementation at this major hub airport and demanded a close working relationship with our partners within the project in order to be successful.

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