Passengers flying through San Francisco Airport can now use interactive touchscreens at the recently opened Boarding Area E (used by United Airlines) in Terminal 3, to find their way around the airport.
The touch screens can also be used to locate airport facilities, retail shops and food/beverage outlets at the airport.
The screens are location-smart (displayed data depends on the screen’s location) and hence determine appropriate destinations based on the passenger’s pre- or post-security location.
The wayfinding screens, developed by Omnivex Moxie, are integrated with the airport’s other systems and can be updated in real-time.
According to Vicki Sundstrom, Manager of Airport Signage and Wayfinding at SFO, the new wayfinder screens provide travelers with the best information and route – walking or taking the AirTrain – to find where ever they need to go in the airport.
The new Boarding Area E, which opened on January 28, offers 10 gates for United passengers and will be able to accommodate more than 50 arrivals and 50 departures each day.
Its features include:
- Comfortable seating much of which uses natural lighting;
- An emphasis on Bay Area restaurants for local food choices;
- Free WiFi Internet access – and many power stations.