Detroit Metrpolitan launches UHD wayfinding screens

Two screens are 98-inch ultra-high definition 4K.

Detroit Metrpolitan Airport has introduced new high-definition wayfinding screens.

The Michigan airport has completed the installation of twenty-three new state-of-the-art digital terminal directories to help passengers navigate the terminals.

Two of the screens are unique 98-inch ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K displays with boarding pass scanners.

When a passenger scans a boarding pass with the display’s 2D barcode reader, the unit displays the shortest path to their gate and calculates the time it will take to get there.

The 98” displays are the largest in the world installed for passenger wayfinding.

84″ ultra-high definition 4K monitors were used for the remaining displays.


Arora Engineers was responsible for the design and build and will also operate and maintain the screens.

Busy year for DTW

The airport has had a busy 2015, with new airlines and additional routes.

Virgin Atlantic started new non-stop service to London Heathrow, and JetBlue and Frontier began service to three destinations in Florida.

Detroit’s hub carrier, Delta, also announced they will start a new non-stop international service to Munich starting in May.

Airport Authority CEO,Thomas Naughton, said:

“We have had a busy, productive and successful year at our airports. These new routes and passenger amenities should help all our travelers navigate and enjoy our terminals with ease, and in the spirit of the season.”

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