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World’s First Smartwatch to Aid in Airport Technical Ramp (ATR) Operations

TCS and SATS partner to build world’s first mobile smartwatch solution, The Technical Ramp Smart Watch

India: The Airport food solutions and ground service provider at Singapore’s Changi Airport in Asia, SATS, Ltd. to collaborate with India’s IT giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), to modernize its airport technical ramp (ATR) operations by introducing technology to boost its productivity, elevate communication & safety and increase efficiency of its on-ground processes.

“In an industry that is becoming ever more competitive, constant innovation and productivity gains are essential,” said Alex Hungate, President and Chief Executive Officer of SATS. “In deploying smart watches and leveraging the Internet of Things, we not only drive greater efficiency but also reimagine the role of the tech ramp technicians,” Hungate added.

TCS will build the Technical Ramp Smart Watch for SATS, which will be the first mobile solution to be used for overhauling Tech Ramp Department. The watch will monitor tasks and activities, in turn ensuring that flights remain on schedule while takeoff and landing.

Using the solution, SATS can monitor information and its tech ramp agents from Tech Ramp Control Center and instantly send instructions and updated schedules to all connected devices. In addition, the company will be able to have a hawk-eye view of employee performance as well as beginning and ending of all its tasks. The Technical Ramp Smart Watch will allow SATS to ensure all flights get airborne and land on time.

TechSci Research depicts that smartwatch manufacturers are widening the scope of smartwatches’ industrial usage and the product is being used by many industries, with technical ramp industry recently implementing it to boost its operational efficiency. The growing use of smartwatches by various industrial segments is increasing the demand for smartwatch, in turn fueling the global smartwatches market.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, Global Smartwatch Market By Type, By Application, By Operating System, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2012-2021”, the global market for smartwatch is projected to grow at a CAGR over 25% during 2016-2021. Personal assistance application dominated global smartwatch market, on account of increasing usage of third party application in connected devices and rising demand for technologically advanced products.

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