Case study

Top Level High Availability Solution for Airport Security System: Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Stratus and Johnson controls ensure always-on airport security system

Nearly 6,000 travelers pass through Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan each day. In 2011 the airport broke its record for passengers, with 2,275,033 total, making Gerald R. Ford International Airport one of the busiest commercial airports in the nation and the second busiest airport in Michigan. More than 2,000 people work at the airport, the majority being employed by airport tenants. Read the case study to see how the Gerald R. Ford International Airport uses Stratus everRun FT as their top-level high availability solution to keep the airport security system running.

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Solution Profile

  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport
  • Real-time access to an interactive facility map, featuring dynamic icons, to monitor and control access points
  • Provides extremely high level of availability needed for critical access control system
  • Ensures compliance with Transportation Security Regulation Part 1542


  • Stratus® everRun® FT software
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003
  • Microsoft® SQL ServerTM 2000
  • Johnson Controls P2000 security management system

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