Wednesday, May 22, 2013

■ KENYA: KAA deploys new ID management system to Kenyan Airports.

Kenya Airport Authority KAA
The Kenyan Airports Authority (KAA) has launched a state of the art, Identity Management Security System (IDMS) that will not only ensure security is heightened at its airports, but also improve customer experience. Managing access throughout its airports is critical not only for operational reasons but also for security in general.

The new system is networked to other airports enabling security officers to share vital records between the head office and the other airports in Kenya; this means that if an applicant at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is banned or blocked from getting a pass to access the facility for one reason or the other, the person cannot get a pass in any of the other networked airport. One of the great features of this identification pass is that it will now have a UV stamp print as an added security feature making it difficult for one to forge or make a duplicate of the same. The system also has the provision to connect to other security databases to allow cross-checking of wanted persons on those networks.

In his address, KAA Managing Director, Eng. Stephen Gichuki noted that the KAA as an organization is taking the right steps to ensure we embrace technology to enable us to provide the best services to our customers.

The IDMS system is a small step on a long journey KAA has undertaken, in order to ensure that the airports authority is a beacon of cutting edge technology. KAA has implemented an information technology Systems in areas of Integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) And Airport Operational Database (AODB). The Integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System comprises of SAP products that covers Human Resource, Finance, Procurement and logistics. This has made our processes faster, safer and more efficient

The Airport Operations Database System (AODB) system is responsible for the management of every aspect of airport operations from the previous flight planning process to billing, including realtime management, reporting, and airport entities management.  This is the core of airport operations, since it consolidates every piece of operational information received from other airport systems it interacts with.