Noise monitors at Hollywood Burbank to go wireless
By ANTHONY CLARK CARPIO
FEB. 18, 2020 6:12 PM
Hollywood Burbank Airport will soon be updating its noise and flight-track monitoring systems to improve reliability.
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted 8-0 on Tuesday to approve extending its contract with EMS Bruel & Kjaer Inc. through April 14, 2024, as well as upgrading the 20 noise-monitoring devices around the airfield to ones that have wireless internet capabilities.
Board member Vartan Gharpetian was absent.
The airport will be spending a one-time fee of $24,540 to upgrade all of the devices to have 4G wireless modems.
Additionally, the annual fee for Bruel & Kjaer’s services and maintenance of the noise and flight monitors will go up to $119,822 from $105,422, according to a staff report.
Mark Hardyment, director of transportation and environmental affairs at Hollywood Burbank, said…