Kent (PRWEB UK) 21 September 2012
The RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a tracking system that uses intelligent wireless bar codes to track items. Most customers would be more acquainted with this system used in stores to track items.
With this system, airports can now make an investment in creating a more efficient service for passengers to cut down the loss and theft of luggage. The connected technology is definitely the step forward to the future of airports, which obviously becomes more cost effective for the airports as there would be a massive drop in “loss luggage” claims and there will be satisfied returning customers due to reliability of safe arrival of luggage in transit.
Radio Frequency Identification tags are a throw-away technology which can be embedded in the labels that are attached to luggage on check-in. The tags can then be read from a distance of a metre or so (which would obviously depend on the technology in use), as the luggage makes its way around the world.
Airports abroad have already been using this idea and are continuing to expand their connective system due to the initial success. Heathrow Airport has started using this system also and although it is a more expensive tag compared to print labels it gives passengers more peace of mind than ever before. The International Air Transport Association reckons RFID will save airlines £400m a year, although some of that will be offset by the higher costs.
Regular barcode tags may sometimes be misread, however, the RFID tags can achieve read rates of 99% which gives the confidence that bags will arrive at the correct destination. Misplaced bags can now be located, check the status of luggage, and organize it all for loading.
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