Unisys Customer Recognized for Industry Best Practices in Airport Operations

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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Named Computerworld Honors Program Laureate

Unisys (NYSE: UIS today announced that its client, China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, has been named a Laureate for the 21st Century Achievement Award as part of IDG’s Computerworld Honors program. Computerworld honored the airport for its successful implementation of operation and management systems, which are supported by Unisys and designed to manage a yearly passenger-handling capacity of 25 million people.

“The Computerworld Honors Program is a significant recognition of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport’s innovation and vision,” said Charles Sander, Vice President and Partner, Airport Services, Unisys Global Transportation. “Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has set a new benchmark and raised the bar for airport IT automation achievements aimed at improving safety, security and passenger convenience. The passengers receive accurate and reliable flight and travel information while the airport is able to better manage resources and effectively respond to operational events - all of which reduce costs and ensure a quality travel experience for passengers. Unisys and Guangzhou have enjoyed a strong relationship that has resulted in unprecedented airport efficiencies and management capabilities,” he addd.

Each year, the Computerworld Honors committee nominates organizations in 10 fields whose use of information technology is noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and its overall benefit to society. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport will be recognized on April 3rd at a formal ceremony along with the other nominated companies. On June 6, 2005, five companies from the 10 fields deemed most outstanding by a panel of judges will be given special recognition as worldwide finalists in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. At this time, the Chairmen’s Committee presents 10 21st Century Achievement Awards to the organizations selected by the judges as first among their peers.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport opened for business on August 5, 2004. The new airport is designed for a yearly passenger-handling capacity of 25 million people, has apron space for 66 aircraft and freight-handling capacity of 1.1 million tons. To meet these demands, the airport deployed Unisys Central Integrated Information Management System (CIIMS), enabling it to operate at the same high level as the new Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing Airports.

The Unisys CIMMS environment is integrating the airport’s information flow from systems around the airport, collating and storing data in a secure central airport database, and supplying information to the airport community. The system also facilitates coordinated future planning, control of daily operations, and centralized accounting and reporting functions. As a result, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has become a model for real-time, integrated operations and has been touted as one of the best operation and management systems ever built.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management,” is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld’s integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world’s largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for “Best News Coverage.” In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO® and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

About Unisys Asia Pacific

Unisys Asia Pacific helps clients eliminate business and IT complexity providing specialized services delivered by trusted consultants. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys Asia Pacific delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit http://www.unisys.com.au


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