D.I.C.E. Radio FIDS
In areas within or outside of the airport terminal building where cabling is impractical or too costly our Radio FIDS (Flight Information Display System) is a proven solution.
The D.I.C.E System principally uses low-power radio transmissions to avoid the need for cabling although ‘mix and match’ systems can be designed allowing cable to be used for local terminals and radio to transmit to remote terminals.
Data is sent from the Host Server via a Front End Processor to a transmitter, located at a high point on the Airport Buildings, or Bus Station, or wherever a D.I.C.E System is in use. Low-power UHF radio signals are broadcast to D.I.C.E Digital Data Converters (DDCs), situated within a radius of 10-15 miles (15-25 km) of the transmitter and are then decoded into the formats displayed on the monitors or signboards. This range is subject to local topography and can only be confirmed after a full site survey.
The D.I.C.E DDC consists of a UHF Radio Modem, Data Decoder and Display Unit housed in a neat compact unit. The DDC is located remotely from the display monitor or sign, or in many instances within the enclosure of the display device. Receiving antennas for the incoming radio signals can be either a six inch aerial mounted on the display unit or a more complex beam arrangement hidden from view, in a roof space for example, depending on incoming signal strength and display unit location. All frequencies used by D.I.C.E are fully licensed by the FCC.
In the USA, D.I.C.E currently holds licences for, and operates remote Radio Fids in Orlando International Airport, Miami International, Jacksonville International and Tulsa Ok International Airport, where uniquely D.I.C.E have installed FIDS Displays to the Airports Customer Courtesy Transportation buses. In The United Kingdom D.I.C.E Holds Licences an operates remote FIDS at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester Airport where we work closely with BAA.