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Boon Edam and SITA sign framework agreement


April 2012 - Royal Boon Edam International BV and air transport IT provider SITA have signed a framework agreement for the supply and purchase of Boon Edam’s self-service airport boarding gate, the Airport Swinglane.

SITA is the leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, and is one of the airport CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment) platform providers that supply around 85% of the airports worldwide.

“We are delighted to be working so closely with SITA and enhancing the airport passengers’ experience. Boon Edam’s self-service boarding gate, paired with SITA’s extensive experience in the market will provide the airport sector with the best self-service initiatives, of which automated boarding is expected to be adopted and accepted by the worldwide market in the near future.” Says Bart van der Steen, Business Development Manager, Royal Boon Edam International BV.

The new non-exclusive agreement will allow SITA to incorporate Boon Edam’s self-service boarding gate within their communications and IT solutions, providing airports and airlines with not only the delivery of a mechanical product, but also first line service and plug and play installation.

For over a year Boon Edam’s Airport Swinglane self-service boarding gate has been certified with SITA to work as a plug and play solution on its CUTE platform, SITA AirportConnect Open. The Airport Swinglane is the latest addition to the innovative airport specific product range offered by Boon Edam, a leading expert in security access solutions and world market leader in revolving doors. With subsidiary companies in 17 countries, manufacturing facilities in The Netherlands, China and the USA and distributors in over 55 other countries, Boon Edam is a truly global company with their products being used in airports around the world.

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