Over the last decade, there has been a rise in self check-in and baggage drop-off handling points within airports. This is now the preferred option for passengers making short business trips and carrying only small items of luggage that don’t necessarily need to be checked into the baggage hold. Secondly, the pandemic has given rise to the “contactless” check-in process, thus avoiding any contact between passengers, operators, and baggage.
Technology advancements in passenger and baggage supervisory software systems allow for easy linking of data across multiple servers and databases. Datalogic offers several solutions to accomplish this task – a handheld or single plane fixed scanners can help in semi-automated operation, whilst an automated reading system with a 360° stationary industrial scanner set-up can provide a fully automated solution.
Datalogic provides much of the barcode scanning hardware, enabling efficient scanning of passenger and baggage data, with seamless integration into enterprise software. Barcodes are readily scanned in different points during check-in and bag drop off handling within an airport from different media including passenger boarding passes on paper or from mobile phone screens.