RFID BAGGAGE SOLUTION
Hand to hand RFID baggage tracking system “HHRBTS” developed in collaboration with IATA and successfully tested in European airports. IATA approved and recommended “HHRBTS” to airplanes & airports as the common-use platform.
- Video presentation of RFID Baggage Solution
- Presentation of RFID Baggage Solution
- IATA “Proof Of Concept” Confirmation
- IATA Recommendation Letter for Airlines
- IATA Recommendation Letter for Airports
Longest Chance (LC) is pleased offer airports and airlines Innovative RFID Baggage Solution with BRS, Tracking and Management Functions.
RFID baggage solution will allow airports and airlines significantly increase the productivity and accuracy of baggage operations. RFID solution covers the entire baggage operations.
RFID Baggage Solution for Makeup
The main pain of airports and airlines is how quickly and reliable load baggage in a ULD or on carts. RFID baggage hands-free solution significantly increases the productivity and accuracy of baggage makeup operations. The handler can see on the TV monitor numbers of flights, bag tags and other useful information. The handlers don’t need to make unnecessary movements. The video from Sochi International Airport, AER.
RFID Baggage Solution for Belt Loaders
The main pain of airports and airlines is the misdirected baggage when bags fly away with wrong flights. Smart RFID solution can solve this. Mobile RFID solution can do it in automatic and manual modes and inform the handlers about the accuracy of bag loading. The RFID solution can check the accuracy of bags loading without a connection with the main server. This is the smart and effective option.
The architecture of RFID Baggage Solution
The health monitoring of the RFID baggage solution can be performed on two different levels. The hardware infrastructure is constantly monitored by our administrator back-end system “RFID Communications Server”. This is an industrial grade middleware platform for managing RFID hardware, which has been tested on 100s of projects managing hundreds of readers at a time. The solution provides all typical fail-safes and redundancies (such as database replication and mirroring on different layers of the service) to ensure stable operation in harshest environments and for most mission-critical tasks. In the case of occurring exceptions not only does the solution provides a visual indication of the problem in the Graphical User Interface but also has the ability to generate SMS, email & web service alerts. Exhaustive logs are maintained at each level of deployment and routinely synced to the main server.
Web reporting engine
- Web-based analytical engine providing data of all bags registered by the system
- The reporting engine is very flexible and can be easily adapted to the customer needs
LC’s RFID Baggage Solution provides significant advantages:
- 99,9% reliability of baggage tracking from check-in to arrival including transit airports
- Increasing productivity and accuracy of baggage processes
- Mishandling and financial losses reduction
- New mobile services of baggage monitoring and location for staff and customers
- A proven concept and an IATA recommendation and endorsement
Comparing productivity and accuracy of baggage operations based on Barcode & RFID technology:
|#||Baggage processes description||Comparing productivity and accuracy of baggage operations based on Barcode & RFID technology||RFID productivity and accuracy advantages|
|No BRS solution||BRS via Barcode||LC’s baggage solution via RFID|
|1||Check-in||barcode printing||barcode printing||barcode printing & LPN encoding in RFID chip||automatic tracking and inventory|
|2||Makeup||handler has to moves along carousel and manually check each tag.||handler has to move along carousel and manually scan each tag||handler stay opposite monitor and wait for when RFID identify and show on the monitor needed flight and tag number.||1). There are no superfluous movements.
2). No need to bend over and look at each tag.
3). No need to flip bags when the tag is not visible.
4). Hands-free, reliable automatic solution.
|3||Oversized baggage||no option||manually scanning||automatic scanning||99,9% accuracy of reading.|
|4||Carry-on checked baggage||no option||manually scanning||an automatic scanning|
|5||Baggage loading in ULD or carts||no option||manually scanning||automatic scanning.||RFID check the accuracy and shows green or red light to the handler. Handler no need to think.|
|6||Baggage loose loading/unloading aircraft||no option||manually scanning||automatic scanning.||RFID check the accuracy of bag loose loading/unloading and inform a handler.|
|7||Baggage claim||no option||manually scanning||automatic scanning||Baggage delivery confirmation and reliable data.|
LC – IATA RFID Pilot Project Description and Results
The pilot project was carried out for:
- Demonstration opportunities of Hand to Hand RFID Baggage system for end to end baggage tracking
- Demonstrate the advantages of RFID technology
- Demonstrate compliance with Resolution 753, and the standards of IATA
RFID pilot project scope:
- RFID system included 25 RFID scanning points in four European airports: PRG, BLQ, TLL, SVO
- RFID system was integrated with ARINC’s Bag-Link IT platform
- RFID system was tested on Aeroflot (SU) flights
The Hand to Hand RFID Tracking System was tested on Aeroflot flights from:
- SVO to PRG
- SVO to BLQ
- SVO to TLL
The duration of the pilot project, September – October 2015.
The table with the data according to the HHRBTS and Aeroflot BRS:
|№||THE NUMBER OF:||INSIDE SVO||to PRG||to BLQ||to TLL||TOTAL|
|2||RFID TAGS||42 953||6 044||2 106||1 528||52 631|
|3||UNREAD TAGS ON CAROUSELS IN SVO||64||16||6||0||86|
|4||UNREAD TAGS IN PRG, BLQ, TLL||24||3||7||98|
|5||LEVEL OF READABILITY, %||99,9985||99,9934||99,9957||99,9954||99,9958|
Illustration of RFID Baggage Tracking System installation
Locations and quantity of RFID baggage tracking points:
- SVO – check-in counters with 15 RFID printers
- SVO – check-in (2 RFID points), BHS (12 RFID points) for standard bags
- SVO – check-in, LIFT (1 RFID point) for oversized baggage
- PRG, BLQ, TLL – arrival carousels and lifts for issue standard and oversized bags
Airlines will benefit from the experience obtained through the LC-IATA RFID Baggage Tracking Pilot as a result of lesson learned both from a technology perspective as well as a Project Management (PM) perspective.
“Longest Chance has worked with IATA between 2013 and 2017 in order to develop their Hand to Hand Baggage Tracking System. This system was successfully piloted in 2015, achieving tracking rates of 99.9958% for passenger baggage between the airports of Sheremetyevo, Tallinn, Bologna, and Prague. IATA reviewed the trial whilst it was being executed and confirm the results that were achieved.” – Andrew Price, Head of Airport Operations Management, IATA
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