Fids3 offers several so-called 'Display Layout Templates' for different resolutions and
usages (e.g. Gate, Check-In). New/Changed templates are provided in compressed zip files and contain
Figure: Fids3's integrated upload functionality
Once you have uploaded any template it automatically
appears in the display configuration form of Fids3 inside a combo box.
Figure: Template based display configuration in Fids3
Figure: Display layout combo box in Fids3
To select a monitor’s layout or change it you just have to update the logical display
entry in the Fids3 configuration. You easily can select the new layout using a
combo box, preview it with your own airports LIVE data and optionally activate it by
a single update to your display(s). This can be done from the server or even from
the monitor which contains the Firefox browser and consequently offers full access
to the Fids3 server system.
Figure: A 16x9 check-In counter monitor layout
This concept is an alternative to the common display configuration/design tools. This
software mostly is comprehensive, complicated and the results are mostly poor and not
presentable to the public without any post processing. The Fids3 solution enables you to
use all Fids3 templates published on the fids3.com homepage. Its activation can be
done on-the-fly in a few minutes (during the running system, without any reboot).
Additionally you can use any HTML page editor on the market to create individual
variations or even create completely new designs. If you are interested to make your
own designs available to other airports they can be added to the fids3.com public
template download pool.
Figure: A 16x9 baggage directory monitor layout