Case Study T-Systems

Visualize Ressource Allocation With VARCHART JGantt

Our Customer

"After having used NETRONIC products for a couple of years, VARCHART JGantt homogeneously blends in our modern software architectures. It has enhanced versatility and productivity in our applications."

Applied Product

VARCHART JGantt
Create interactive and powerful Gantt Charts in Java with VARCHART Jgantt. Get visual scheduling functionalitgy with little development effort.

Specialized in Solutions for Airports

T-Systems is one of the leading service providers in terms of information and communication technology in Europe. The services include the complete range of value creation of information and communication technology, including ICT infrastructure, ICT solutions, even taking over business procedures. So an enterprise can optimize procedures for its clients, lower costs and allow for an increase in flexibility of their clients' business.

T-Systems' sectoral solutions for airports ranges from apron and terminal control to air traffic, passenger and cargo management.

Gaining Flexibility by Using VARCHART JGantt Component

The VARCHART JGantt component of NETRONIC is used to support the allocation of tasks to resources visually. One example is the scheduling of a bus driving task for passengers from the terminal to the plane, another one the occupation of parking lots by air planes.

The decision to use the JavaBeanComponent was made on the base of an excellent previous experience with NETRONIC products. Says Hedrik Löhn of the Project Center Air&Travel/ Solution & Service Center Services: "After having used NETRONIC products for a couple of years, VARCHART JGantt homogeneously blends in our modern software architectures. It has enhanced versatility and productivity in our applications."

The NETRONIC compenent is used in

MIA-AODB for the disposition of immobile ressource of the MIAMI international airport (such as check-in counters, Gates, airplane parkings)

FARMS (Flight and Resource Management System) for the disposition of mobile (busses, tractors) and immobile resources. The tool is for example used in the airports of Cologne, Dresden (D), Prague (CZ) and Goeteborg (S).

AT (Check-In-Allocation-Tool) for strategic and operative check-in scheduling. The tool is used in the airports of Heathrow and Gatwick in London (GB) and in the airport of Dublin (IRE)

Example: CAT Tool

The chart displays for what time and for which plane check-in counters are scheduled. It is typical that the scheduling of objects is not completely automated. The managing clerk wants to schedule a part of the occupancy manually. For this, a hold line above the chart is available, which serves as a stock for clearances not yet allocated. From the hold line, the managing clerk simply by drag and drop can schedule a check-in counter. NETRONIC developed the hold line, which is exempted from vertical scrolling, especially for T-Systems.

Conflicts due to limited capacity or to interfering rules are displayed by special colors (red) and therefore become conspicuous immediately.

Each airline is marked by its own color. In addition, the bar layouts were adapted individually by the BarDrawer function. Float periods, for example for preparing a check-in counter, are marked in darker shades of the layers. Black or white sections identify a passenger's class, i.e. business or economy class. Counters of special functions that are not used for check-in show different bar types.

Grouping functions allow to visualize several tasks of a resource during a day. In addition, a visual "roller shutter" appearance indicates that a resource was occupied several times.