The benefits of convergence are increasingly well understood.
The next step has now been taken, with the development of a programme designed to link those .aero domains to airline/airport corporate websites. This is a fast entry alternative for those who know the code and like using a "system" that is predictable and works across a variety of situations.
RFID (radio frequency identification devices) technology can bring substantial benefits to the Air Transport Community in the form of cost reductions, improvements in productivity, customer services and safety, but also as a means to generate new revenues. As an emerging technology there are still many barriers to community-wide adoption, one of them being the risk associated with the deployment of RFID infrastructure and development of applications. This is a risk that can be substantially reduced through the introduction of a shared infrastructure and service.
Having participated in the development of SMTP e-mail system (the vital element that allows e-mail to be sent between different computers), in 1983 he turned to another key element – the need for a globally distributed human-friendly database of IP addresses. The result was the Domain Name System (DNS).
It will enable networks to know where you can best be contacted, so re-routing calls as necessary via fixed line, mobile, Web etc – or even to translate a phone call into a voice message and attach it to an e-mail for forwarding.
We also took the opportunity of asking a number of general questions over the registrants' experience of .aero. Briefly, their responses were as follows: