MATERNA Integrated Passenger Services Self-Service Check-In, Boarding, Baggage, Security and Payment Systems for the Airport Industry
Materna IPS is an integrated passenger services brand providing automated passenger handling solutions.
The company’s common use self-service (CUSS) solutions include applications for kiosk, online or mobile check-in, as well as secure access, self-boarding and automated bag drop systems. With over 30 years of experience, Materna helps to minimise costs and at the same time increase efficiency and safety.
In addition to check-in systems, Materna has also been delivering automated baggage drop systems, as well as software for authorisation checks and self-boarding in collaboration with reliable hardware partners. The applications are based on modern technology and are already deployed successfully on the market. Materna focuses on integrating systems and infrastructure and delivers customised solutions for individual requirements.
Check-in solutions, hardware, CUSS platform and applications
Materna’s fully IATA-standardised CUSS platform and applications provide fast and easy-to-use check-in for all kinds of kiosks at much lower costs in comparison to typical counter check-ins.
It’s your choice: kiosk check-in, web check in or mobile phone check-in. In addition to the CUSS-based solutions, Materna also offers CUPPS-services for staffed counters at airports.
Quick, easy and secure self bag drop solutions
The company’s quick and easy-to-use bag drop solutions deliver intelligent and state-of-the-art baggage handling. Materna’s self bag drop installations completely fulfil modern security standards and passenger service requirements.
Customers choose between different models, depending on their existing infrastructure and special needs. As a full-service provider, we also provide CUSS and CUTE support. Our self-bag-drop solutions comply with CUSS and IATA RP 1701standards and support multiple airline departure control systems (DCS).
Retrofit kiosk for self bag drop
Materna extended its range of products with a new self-service kiosk for automated baggage drop at airports. The new retrofit kiosk is called Merkur.
Although Merkur is designed for unmanned baggage handling, the check-in desks where it is installed can still be used for normal staffed check-in services. Merkur can be deployed flexibly and fits in conveniently with existing conveyor systems at airports.
The system provides for the highest levels of security, is easy to operate, and can be integrated in the infrastructure of baggage handling halls. Materna developed the kiosk together with their partner company eKiosk, a supplier of complete solutions in the field of info-terminals and kiosk systems. In addition to printers, Merkur also includes a scanning module which recognises and checks any tags on the baggage.
Cabin luggage check
New to Materna’s baggage handling portfolio is the cabin luggage check for the automatic inspection of hand baggage. The system identifies bags and verifies their compliance with the specific airline rules for cabin luggage. This ensures that only bags which are of correct size and weight will be accepted as hand luggage, and avoids time delays while boarding the aircraft. As with all Materna solutions, the cabin luggage check is a common use application.
Secure access solutions for safety
Our secure access software provides safe access to various kinds of secure areas in airport environments, running in attended or unattended modes. When passengers pass from landside to airside, it checks their boarding passes and verifies the information by comparing it with the airport’s database. It provides additional information, statistics, peak times, the passenger’s residence, the walking time of passengers to their gate, and any gate changes.
Self boarding solution for efficiency and security
Optimise your boarding process significantly with our self boarding gate solution. After successfully reading the passenger’s boarding pass, the system automatically checks the validity of the passenger data and provides the airline with all the information it needs.
The self boarding application can be integrated easily into your existing infrastructure and, if required, can be equipped with biometric data identification functions, such as face recognition.
Field and payment services
With its worldwide operations and a strong partner network, Materna favour simplified and constant customer dialogue as well as straightforward processes. A team of certified IT specialists and project managers guarantees customer-oriented, high-quality services. If required, we can take care of your service delivery, management and maintenance for the preferred solutions.
Integrated payment services at kiosks or via mobile devices provide the best possible service to passengers. As airport terminal space is limited and passengers expect their experience on the ground to be as convenient as possible, easy payment processes save time and money.
With its own service engineers, Materna ensures swift and reliable on-site services. Major airports and airlines, such as Lufthansa, Emirates, Eurowings, Vienna International Airport, Hamburg Airport, London Gatwick Airport, Swedavia or John Wayne Airport, are just some of Materna’s customers in this field.
Products and Services
Materna is pleased to announce that the company has expanded its range self-service bag drop solutions with the debut of the new Drop.Go model, which has been designed to facilitate easy counter mounting.Read more
The RIMOWA & Materna Premium Bag Drop World Tour is coming to Dublin. Meet our experts on 26-27 June 2017 at the Exhibition Networking Lounge.Read more
The Materna Group, a globally active IT company and supplier of software and hardware solutions for automated passenger handling throughout the world, achieved a record turnover of €223m in the year 2016, which is 6% up on the previous year. The share of turnover achieved outside Germany in 2016 was 15% (€33m).Read more
Ultra Electronics and Materna Choose Collaboration Instead of Competition in an Increasingly Complex Airport Systems Market
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At PTE 2017 in Amsterdam from 14 to 16 March, RIMOWA Electronic Tag and Materna will present a seamless passenger journey including the first fully integrated digital luggage solution - the RIMOWA Electronic Tag.Read more
After its acquisition of DSG BagDrop, a leader in self-service baggage drop-off, Materna now has become the world leading company for automated bag drop products offering the whole range of self bag drop solutions.Read more
At the 29th IATA Ground Handling Conference, Materna will focus on the newly designed Air.Go 2.0, a modern system for automated baggage handling with Scandinavian design. The platform behind Air.Go 2.0 has checked in millions of bags at airports all over the world.Read more
At this year's Airport Show in Dubai, Materna, together with its subsidiary DSG BagDrop AS, provides the Self Bag Drop solution Air.Go in the German Pavilion.Read more
At the aviation trade show Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in Cologne, Materna will present a completely unique solution that is used by passengers to measure their cabin baggage fully automatically. With the new cabin luggage check, airlines can automatically weigh and measure the hand luggage of their passengers before departure, and compare the data with their specifications.Read more
Materna Group Acquires DSG Bagdrop AS, Strengthens Leading Position in Automated Passenger Handling Segment
The Materna Group has acquired DSG Bagdrop AS, a renowned specialist for self-service bag drop solutions in the airlines and airports segment.Read more
Leading European airlines and airports use the automated passenger handling systems and solutions from Materna Information & Communications.Read more
One-stop-shop provider Materna will exhibit at Future Travel Experience, Sept 9 - 11 in Las Vegas at stand A12, showing its latest solutions for self-check-in and self-bag drop.Read more
Materna Presents Self Bag Drop with Brand New Kiosk Payment at Passenger Terminal Expo 2015 in Paris
At this year's Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) from 10 to 12 March in Paris, France, aviation specialist Materna will showcase self bag drop systems with a brand new kiosk payment feature.Read more
Materna ips delivers self-service check-in kiosks and its SecureGate software to Vilnius Airport in Lithuania.Read more
With 13.5 million passengers passing through every year, Hamburg Airport is the fifth largest in Germany. In order to meet the current and future challenges of passenger processing, Hamburg is relying on increasing capacity in the terminals and optimising use of the check-in area.Read more
Camera-based biometric recognition provider BioID GmbH and airport passenger handling solutions provider MATERNA GmbH today announced a cooperation to develop convenient automated airport passenger service solutions with face recognition such as self-service check-in and baggage drop-off, as well as boarding.Read more
As a leading provider of Integrated Passenger Services, Materna ips is once again at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Barcelona this year (25 to 27 March). The show stand will focus in part on innovations in terms of biometric data recording for check-in and self-boarding.Read more
Hamburg airport has awarded MATERNA ips the Dortmund based specialist for integrated passenger services systems with a contract to develop a common use self-bag drop solution. The solution should in particular be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of the fifth largest airport in Germany.Read more
MATERNA will demonstrate its new kiosk range PHOENIX at Passenger Terminal Expo in Barcelona.Read more
As the leading provider of integrated passenger services, Materna ips is once again at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Geneva this year (9-11 April 2013). Numerous new products relating to convenient, efficient passenger processing will be presented for the specialist public for the first time on the Materna stand (stand 5100).Read more
For over ten years, Materna ips has been successful in the development and marketing of bag drop solutions for airports and airlines. Together with Siemens, sales activities are set to be extended to other areas. The modular Sicheck solution from Siemens incorporates a range of bag drop variants which can be adapted to the individual requirements of different airports and airlines.Read more
Sri Lankan Airlines has begun using the new MATERNA check-in application on the SITA kiosks at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport. The airline starts its new self-service check-in on 8 SITA CUSS kiosks.Read more
Airport Dortmund tests the unattended version of MATERNA's SecureAccess solution. Due to success of the attended security check with MATERNA's Secure Access, now the Airport tests the self-service system, which consists of a Kaba Gate and the MATERNA software application.Read more
Ultra Electronics Airport Systems and MATERNA ips Team Up to Deliver Advanced Passenger Processing Solutions
Ultra Electronics Airport Systems, has today announced a key partnership with MATERNA ips, a supplier of integrated passenger processing systems and services, to facilitate the delivery of enhanced common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS), common use self service (CUSS), bag drop and mobile solutions.Read more