April 2012 – Royal Boon Edam International BV and air transport IT provider SITA have signed a framework contract for the supply and purchase of Boon Edam`s self-service boarding gate, Airport Swinglane. In a move that will accelerate the digital transformation of government services in South Africa, the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and Microsoft South Africa have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) paving the way for the government`s acquisition of cloud utilities. SITA is the leading specialist in air communications and IT solutions and is one of the airport`s (Common Use Terminal Equipment) platform providers that supply approximately 85% of airports worldwide. . Invitation to Service Providers for Specialized Backup and Archive Provision – Data Protection 7.0 and Above (LEVEL 3) Assistance and Advisory Services for a period of one (1) year The new non-exclusive agreement will allow SITA to integrate Boon Edam`s self-service boarding gate into its communications and IT solutions and allow airports and airlines not to simply deliver a mechanical product. , but also front-line service and plug-and-play installation. The government`s ability to accelerate its digital transformation will contribute to economic growth, social integration, good governance, better outcomes for citizens and a more efficient, transparent and productive government. The agreement announced today at Govtech in Durban allows government departments to transfer their services to Microsoft`s Azure cloud via SITA and supports Microsoft as an important partner for the South African government to enable digital transformation. For more than a year, Boon Edams SB-Bordgate Airport Swinglane has been SITA certified to operate as a plug-and-play solution on its CUTE SITA AirportConnect Open platform. Airport Swinglane is the latest addition to the innovative range of products specific to Boon Edam Airport, a leading expert in security access solutions and the world leader in revolving doors.
With subsidiaries in 17 countries, production sites in the Netherlands, China and the United States, as well as distributors in more than 55 other countries, Boon Edam is a truly global company with its products used in airports around the world. Invitation to service providers to provide an Informix license to CIPC Practically, the agreement will allow Microsoft to collaborate with the national, provincial and local government through SITA for: Says Lillian Barnard, MD Microsoft South Africa: “Microsoft welcomes this SITA approach. It is in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa`s request to South Africa to accept the fourth industrial revolution and the opportunities it offers. At Microsoft, it is important that we work with government agencies to strengthen their digital transformation and help them maximize their ability to grow economic growth, develop social inclusion, promote good governance and achieve better outcomes for South African citizens. “We are very pleased to work so closely with SITA and improve the airport passenger experience. Boon Edam`s self-service boarding gate, combined with SITA`s extensive market experience, will provide the airport sector with the best self-service initiatives that should be accepted and accepted by the global market in the near future. Says Bart van der Steen, Business Development Manager, Royal Boon Edam International BV.