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7,000 iPads to be installed across four U.S. airports in 18 months

by Doug Drinkwater

October 16 2012

OTG Management says that eventually 100,000 iPads could be installed across a selection of U.S. airports
OTG Management says that eventually 100,000 iPads could be installed across a selection of U.S. airports

Having spent $10 million installing 600 iPads in passenger waiting areas in recent times, OTG Management is now looking to deploy 7,000 iPads at four U.S. airports over the next 18 months.

The free-to-use iPads will allow airline passengers to order food, surf the Internet and play games from waiting areas inside certain restaurants.

These fliers will also be able to track their flight's status, although users will not be able to download their own app or adjust the tablet's settings.

OTG Management, which doesn't seem to have revealed where these iPads will be installed, contracted app developer Control Group for a custom browser on the iPad that wipes all personal data when the user hits the home button, and also liaised with Tekserve, which helped with the install.

Although this may seem like a gigantic tablet deployment, it could get even bigger in future with officials at OTG Management having said that the figure could rise anywhere from 25,000 to 100,000 in the next few years.

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