Shabstec will show off several new innovations at Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris. These will enable airports and airlines to become more sustainable, enhance their baggage data exchange capabilities and improve their overall capital and operational costs.
Shabstec is developing a baggage electric vehicle (baggage EV) as part of its drive toward a zero-carbon sustainable baggage airport environment. The EV will accept bags at check-in and deliver them to make-up via security screening processes. Shabstec’s Bagnition software can provide all the baggage logistics capability required to ensure that the EV delivers bags to the aircraft in a safe, secure and timely manner.
Shabstec will also showcase its global messaging baggage broker, which is built using the latest IATA 1755 open standards and works with both IATA 1745 and the latest XML-based 1755 baggage messaging formats. This highly configurable, low-cost solution allows airlines, airports and vendors to exchange real-time baggage check-in and tracing information for the entire baggage journey. All this can be set up via a single secure portal.
Shabstec has partnered with Zebra to develop an easy-to-deploy IOT-based baggage barcode imager. This simple solution allows airlines and airports to deploy scanners at strategic points within the baggage system and then receive the tag reads via the baggage broker, removing the need to host an on-airport systems solution. With the requisite authorization, the bag tag reads can be easily shared with other airlines and airports (e.g. arrivals bag performance) using the global baggage broker. The information can also form the basis of an IATA 753 compliant solution.