Bologna 19th January 2009 - Following Alicante, Madrid Terminals T2 and T3, Barcelona (both the old and new Terminal), & Palma de Mallorca, another two major Spanish airports have chosen Datalogic fixed position Bar Code readers for their Baggage Handling System, confirming Datalogic Automation's leadership on the Spanish Market. The Company announced that the New Alicante and Malaga Terminals have been assigned to Datalogic and will be installed during 2009.
The current leadership of Datalogic Automation covers all major terminals of the Iberian Peninsula. Lisbon, Oporto, Faro and three airports on the Azores Islands too have installed Datalogic Automation Baggage handling systems, with more than 160 automatic reading stations, for a total of 1280 scanners installed throughout Spain and Portugal.
Beside the traditional BHS solutions, as a leader in the Automatic Identification industry, Datalogic has caught the attention of the press for having partnered with two important airports in Europe for the first applications of the so called "In system Timing"; this revolutionary system is capable of metering the time that it takes fliers to reclaim their baggage. Barcelona Airport, which piloted one of the two mentioned systems, has appointed Datalogic to extend the application to another 8 conveyor belts, proving the interest and the quick payback of this solution, and yet again confirming the leadership of Datalogic in Airport Solutions, which commenced in Alicante in 1996 and is still going strong. All these projects are worth more than 1 million Euro in 2009 alone.