Arrivals, departures and scheduling
One of the most common uses of digital signage in transportation is informing travelers of arrivals and departures. The task originally was handled by mechanical boards with rotating numbers, replaced later by television-type monitors. Unfortunately, those monitors were prone to burn-in and were visually unappealing. Other options included LED boards, with red LEDs forming letters and numbers displayed on a black background. The next step for digital signage to be used as arrival and departure boards is known in the industry as Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS). Along with the traditional back-end benefits of digital signage such as real-time updating and network connectivity, FIDS can aid the traffic flow of airports by allowing people to see the flight information in multiple areas and route to their terminals.