RFID Baggage Handling and Tracking


RFID Baggage Handling and Tracking

Baggage handling involves numerous steps from when a passenger checks in his or her bag, to when they retrieve it at the final destination. With the complex logistics in baggage handling, it is no surprise that things can and do go wrong. Various technologies can be deployed to address the logistics challenge, but RFID has the most all-around effectiveness, as well as unique capabilities to gain far greater visibility and support the processes on the ground. 

By introducing RFID baggage handling and tracking, you can gain full visibility throughout the baggage journey. The passenger can utilize the RFID for automatic bag drop, the sortation system can use the information for sorting the bag to the right flight, and the Baggage Reconciliation System receives all the necessary data to be compliant with IATA’s Resolution 753. This full visibility increases baggage performance and saves the bags from being left behind.

The RFID baggage handling and tracking solution from Lyngsoe Systems introduces purpose-specific RFID read points, an intelligent data management platform, and an integrated deployment and monitoring service. The solution is designed to support end-to-end tracking and handling of the bag throughout the baggage journey. 

The RFID baggage handling and tracking solution ensures:

  • Highly reliable tracking data
  • System uptime and intelligent monitoring
  • One solution and system interface for all tracking data
  • Easy to upgrade with new read points and additional functionality

The RFID baggage handling and tracking solution utilizes the Lyngsoe LIVE Logistics™ product suite. It can be integrated into an existing baggage handling or tracking solution and IT environment and feed data to e.g. Baggage Management Systems, Baggage Handling Systems, Baggage Reconciliation System and Departure Control Systems. There is no need for a major investment in new IT systems to gain the benefits from the RFID baggage handling and tracking solution. It can be utilized with systems already in place today. The same applies to the monitoring of the RFID reader products, which can be set-up to deliver data to an existing monitoring platform. 

Benefits of RFID

  • Provides high reliable scan rates also at transfer and arrival
  • Built on IATA industry standard
  • Does not require line-of-sight to scan
  • Low cost of tracking (resources needed and read points are lower than e.g. barcode)
  • RFID tags can be read from a distance
  • Read points are easy and cost-effective to deploy