Aéroports de Montréal Takes Off with State of the Art End-to-end Communications Solution from Bell Canada and Cisco Systems Canada
Integrated communications solution transforms Montréal-Trudeau into the airport of the future; agreement demonstrates ongoing progress in Bell's strategy in becoming ICT leader in Canada
Montréal, September 21, 2005 - Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), in collaboration with Bell Canada and Cisco Systems Canada, announced the signing of a long-term agreement to provide a fully integrated end-to-end solution to meet all of its evolving communication needs. Montréal-Trudeau travellers, airline companies, retail franchises, airport rental companies and ADM employees will all benefit from integrated WiFi, IP telephony, digital signage and related services, truly making it the airport of the future.
"Aéroports de Montréal is committed to delivering exceptional customer service. To do this, we continue to invest in our infrastructure and operational systems and develop new and innovative and services," said James Cherry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal. "Since our clients require more and more sophisticated communications services we are pleased to be working with Bell Canada to implement an integrated solution using state-of-the-art technologies."
Services covered by the agreement include:
- WiFi Coverage permitting wireless internet access to the public, ADM and commercial users throughout Montreal-Trudeau airport
- IP telephony serving ADM and commercial users of Montreal-Trudeau airport space (e.g. airlines) and three other administrative sites of ADM
- Installation of state-of-the-art digital signage in public areas of Montreal-Trudeau, will help retailers, outside advertisers and airlines reach travelers with messaging tailored in specific areas of the airport with relevant and up-to-date information
- Computerized information kiosks to help travellers navigate the airport
- Installation of business centres in public areas of Montreal-Trudeau permitting travellers to access the Internet, conduct videoconferencing, fax and print documents
- An entertainment area offering video games and access to films
"As the systems integrator, this announcement once again demonstrates Bell's leadership in providing enterprise customers with innovative and advanced Information Communication and Technology (ICT) solutions that increase productivity and improve the overall user experience," said Isabelle Courville, President, Enterprise Group, Bell Canada. "The Airport of the future is here today. This is not only a big step forward for Montreal-Trudeau, but also for The Greater Montreal Area. In fact, as a result of this agreement, Bell will deliver a comprehensive end-to-end solution that will make ADM one of the most technologically advanced airports in Canada."
"We are delighted to be working with Bell and ADM to extend the benefits of secure, scalable IP-based Intelligent Airport Solutions to those that use and work in the Montreal-Trudeau airport", said Terry Walsh, President, Cisco Systems Canada Co. "By providing technology, services and vision, Cisco is building on its expertise working with airports around the world to help ADM drive new levels of efficiency, security and responsiveness for the air transportation industry."
About Aéroports de Montréal
Aéroports de Montréal is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel International Airports under the terms of a lease entered into with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs a combined total of some 600 persons at the two airports and at head office. For additional information about Aéroports de Montréal and its activities, visit our Web site at http://www.admtl.com.
About Bell Canada
Bell Canada, Canada's national leader in communications, provides connectivity to residential and business customers through wired and wireless voice and data communications, local and long distance phone services, high speed and wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, e-business solutions and satellite television services. Bell Canada is wholly owned by BCE Inc. For more information please visit http://www.bell.ca.
About Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, this year celebrates 20 years of commitment to technology innovation, industry leadership and corporate social responsibility. Cisco Systems Canada Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc., has offices across Canada dedicated to customer support, sales and service. In addition, Cisco has a significant research and development centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Information on Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com/ca. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com/canada/.