Big growth seen for RFID in ME aviation sector
Dubai, May 12, 2014
The use of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) in the aviation industry in the Middle East region is expected to grow significantly in the next two years with an increasing number of airports and cargo companies deploying this technology in their operations.
The Dubai Internet City-based TrackIT Solutions is utilizing the ongoing 14th Airport Show to create better awareness about its RFID solutions, including the world’s first Suspect Bag Tracking System – EnTrackBag - designed to meet the needs and expectation of the aviation industry for a secure and safer environment for millions of air passengers across the world.
Soma SekharVedantam, CEO, TrackIT Solutions, said two airports in the UAE and the other Gulf airports have already deployed EnTrackBag which has been helping the custom officials in identifying the suspect bags from the check-in baggage of the arriving passengers. The cutting-edge technology is due to be deployed at an airport in Saudi Arabia in the next six months.
“If you look at the pace of RFID solutions deployment in the Middle East, we can say that the next two years will bring all the airports in the region under the RFID technology coverage. We are holding discussions with several organizations and could see the trend taking shape,” he said.
EnTrackBag is a comprehensive Suspect Bag Tracking System for airport customers that facilitate airport security/custom officials to identify and uniquely tag a suspect bag. Subsequently that bag can be unobtrusively tracked or located and relevant officials can then be alerted. The system also enables airports to profile passengers and build a database that can be used to significantly enhance security.
It supports sniffer dog identified suspect bag and could be integrated with Baggage Handling System (BHS), Screening System and Passenger data. No false or repeat alarms come from the system which also has the ability to profile passengers and uniquely identify every suspect bag in addition to automatic reporting. The hardware for the EnTrackBag is from Motorola, while the software comes from TrackIT. – TradeArabia News Service