As major airports grapple with unprecedented passenger demand, travelers are beginning to turn their attention to smaller regional hubs to meet their needs. Although they serve a smaller number of destinations and tend to be located in less populated areas, regional airports have the same paging and life safety evacuation needs as their larger counterparts. Like any air travel facility, regional airports include restaurants, pre- and post-security areas, retail shops, baggage claim areas, ticket counters, and multiple gates.

In this Transportation scenario, gate agents can broadcast live or prerecorded messages to a specific gate, to a particular zone or zones, or throughout the entire airport. Biamp’s Vocia platform supports an integrated emergency communication system as well as non-emergency paging functionality. With the latest Vocia enhancements, pages can be up to 30 minutes in length, which gives airports the ability to create one message in multiple languages, rather than having to create many separate messages and piece them together.


Vocia offers multiple types of paging options, including recorded, scheduled, and live, as well as VoIP paging. In addition, Vocia can manage background music in different areas of the building. Because there is no single point of failure, the system shown in this scenario will continue to operate normally if one part of the system is damaged or goes offline. Check out the video below to learn more about Vocia’s capabilities.

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