"AvFinity can now facilitate Advance Passenger Information for air carriers traveling to CARICOM."
Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 15, 2010
AvFinity can now facilitate Advance Passenger Information (API) for air carriers travelling to CARICOM. AvFinity recently successfully completed testing of the submission of API with the Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC).
The JRCC is CARICOM’s agent for collecting, collating and vetting API for all air and sea carriers arriving at and departing from each member state. CARICOM legislation requires mandatory API submissions for all participating CARICOM members (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago).
AvFinity also is an authorized API service provider for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP has approved AvFinity to send both traditional batch and AQQ (pre-departure) submissions.
Aviation companies comply with API regulations through the AvFinity Integrated Services Router™ (AIRS™), a plug-and-play appliance that combines powerful connectivity software with the reliability and consistency of the Cisco brand. Customers use AIRS™ software technology to submit required passenger and crew information directly to CBP and CARICOM.
The AIRS™ APIS Navigator™ service formats the data to meet requirements of both CBP and CARICOM. This means an air carrier can file API through submission of a single message that conforms to filing standards of both border authorities.
Other AIRS™ features include integration with a customer’s passenger and crew database and data vetting to identify errors that an air carrier can correct before they result in fines.
For customers who prefer a traditional network, AvFinity also offers direct connection capabilities to CBP and CARICOM through its datacenter.
For more information on AIRS™, contact Brian Allen, AvFinity senior sales manager, at +1 512/535-6937.
AIRS™ makes your aviation communications simple. AIRS™ resides on a Cisco Integrated Services Router to eliminate complex hardware configurations, hybrid applications and multiple vendors that airlines have accumulated over decades of legacy messaging alternatives. AIRS™ operates efficiently through consistent, reliable, patent-pending software technology that brings aviation messaging into the 21st century. Visit http://www.avfinity.com.
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