“This project marks an exciting milestone for Brock Solutions as we expand our SmartSort footprint globally in our first European site.” – Greg Huszarik, Project Manager
DUBLIN, IRELAND, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 – Brock Solutions has announced the successful debut of SmartSort and SmartVision systems for Dublin Airport Terminal 2 and the Dublin Airport Authority (daa) after going live early this morning.
SmartSort and SmartVision are integrated Sortation Allocation Computer (SAC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used in the baggage handling system, which are part of Brock Solutions’ SmartSuite of solutions. SmartSuite is Brock Solutions’ proven and scalable centralized operational database and application platform, which is designed to enhance baggage operations and management for airlines and airports while improving the passenger experience.
For this implementation a key new feature for SmartSort headlines the go-live, called ‘BHS Map’. The BHS Map is a live 3-dimensional graphical representation of bags flowing through the sortation system. Additionally, SmartSort includes Auto Routing, in which the high-level controls monitor the BHS for faults and bag congestion and responsively routes bags through the system in an intelligent way.
The SmartVision HMI was built using Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform – one of Brock Solutions’ first deployments in a Baggage Handling System environment.
Terminal 2’s original system was able to continue operating simultaneously during the testing and tweaking of the new SmartSort and SmartVision systems to ensure seamless integration with no downtime and no impact to operations.
With over 15 years of experience in the BHS space and more than 75 BHS sortation projects in some of the world’s largest airports, Brock Solutions modernizes Baggage Handling Systems with industry leading sortation, controls, and system monitoring software.
“I am delighted that Dublin Airport is the first European airport to implement Brock Solutions’ SmartSuite technology to deliver an integrated baggage management software solution in Terminal 2. From the outset, Brock Solutions has been a fantastic technology partner to work with. They have demonstrated consistently high levels of technology and project implementation skills. The project was a great example of true team delivery with daa IT, Dublin Airport Baggage Operations, and Brock Solutions working closely together to deliver a high quality solution on time and within budget without any adverse impact to the Dublin Airport baggage operation. Brock has proven themselves to be a flexible, innovative technology company and I look forward to continuing to build on this new, exciting platform for baggage systems management.”
– Frances O’Brien, VP PMO daa IT, Dublin Airport Authority
About Brock Solutions
Brock Solutions is an engineering solutions and professional services company specializing in the design, build and implementation of real-time automation solutions for broad-based industrial/manufacturing and transportation/logistics organizations globally. With 600 employees, Brock Solutions is a privately held, employee-owned organization with over 30 years of experience in the real-time solutions space.