Back in the 1980’s Datalogic famously created Europe’s very first automatic barcode reading system for a Baggage Handling System (BHS) at Milan Linate airport in Italy. This knowledge has greatly evolved over the years, and now Datalogic is one of the leaders when it comes to Baggage Handling System (BHS) solutions.
There is a complete range of readers, scanners, and RFI-based solutions to cover every technological need. The modular design of Datalogic products allows for easy customization, for both software and hardware. For instance, in scenarios where reduced clearance is required, Datalogic provides specific accessories to ensure short-distance reading is handled with ease.
This is just one of many examples of airport-specific solutions provided by Datalogic. Others include check-in counters, baggage arrival tracking, and baggage reconciliation. The next time you are at the airport take a close look around, and when you see any Datalogic hardware rest assured that you are in good hands.
AUTOMATIC BAGGAGE IDENTIFICATION: LASER TECHNOLOGY
Automatic Tag Reading (ATR) systems are able to detect both Barcode label and RFID tag:
- Barcode Laser Technology
Barcode laser technology represents a cost-effective and reliable solution which is able to guarantee good performance especially on check-in labels. Reading performances are compliant with IATA 1740a recommended practice.
- RFID Technology
RFID technology provides highest read rate even when tag is not visible to laser view line. Optimized antenna and tracking software deliver unsurpassed performances with tag compliant to IATA1740c RFID recommended practice.
Volume Dimensioner is used to determine whether baggage should continue down the material handling system, be diverted for special handing, and to ensure the scanned baggage fits within the supported dimensions of the EDS system.
AUTOMATIC BAGGAGE IDENTIFICATION: IMAGING TECHNOLOGY
ATR imager-based barcode readers provide the highest level of performance even on damaged labels. Camera technology is capable of value added image based functionalities such as supporting OCR and Videocoding. Optional RFID technology helps to provide highest reading rate (not directly visible label) by adding BHS RFID KIT.
TRACKING AND CONTROL
Different types of sensors such as photocells and light curtains are used in baggage handling systems for tracking, height control, and positioning. Encoders are used for conveyor speed measurement.
Websentinel Plus monitor and statistics package equip you control room with Datalogic’s supervisor application. Systems and devices are controlled via a web interface providing performance statistics as well as warning and alerts to ensure your system is always running at its best.
Baggage capture is an optional feature that can be added to any proposed solution. The camera will capture and save a color image into the airport’s IT systems for every bag.