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Self-Service, Check-In, Bag Drop, Access and Biometrics Solutions for the Airport Industry

Materna IPS is an integrated passenger services brand providing automated passenger handling solutions.


Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions,
Vosskuhle 37,


Materna IPS is an integrated passenger services brand providing automated passenger handling solutions.

Our 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

Check-in solutions for airports

Our aim is to simplify the passenger journey at all points from check-in to boarding and increase efficiency for airports and airlines at the same time. With our integrated solutions, we can reduce waiting times, give passengers more flexibility and gain higher throughput.

Materna Access.Gates have been installed at Hamburg Airport for pre-security and self-boarding.
Materna Pax.Go kiosks are used at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport by Swedavia for quick and easy check-in.

Modular systems provide an individual fit for terminal design, space and local requirements. Together with our customers, we find the ideal solution to optimise passenger and baggage handling.

Different hardware partners and designers develop our products with vast expertise and aviation know how. These include check-in kiosks with a robust layout for maximum use that are equipped with modern technology and components for scanning, reading and printing.

Worldwide self bag drop and access installations

Materna IPS is a leading supplier of self-service bag drop units, with the largest number of installations at airports worldwide. With many years of experience, airports in India, North America, Japan, Scandinavia, Germany and the UK trust in Materna’s self bag drop products with multiple units either as newly installed solutions or retrofit kiosks.

Automatic gate solutions for pre-security access, lounge access or self-boarding are also part of Materna’s Integrated Passenger Services portfolio. They give passengers access to secured areas at the airport and are equipped with modern technology to check validity and avoid misuse of boarding passes.

With more than 200 gates in operation, Athens International Airport and Swedavia have the largest installations in Europe.

CUSS platform expertise and applications

Expertise in software development has allowed us to deliver our own CUSS platform and application for self-service check-in and bag drop solutions, which are CUSS and IATA RP 1701 f-compliant and support multiple airline departure control systems. Materna IPS follows recommended practices such as IATA RP 1706 C for CUSS, IATA RP 1741 for CUWS and IATA RESO 753 for baggage tracking.

Airports and airlines benefit from Common Use software and equipment, which saves terminal space and time. In addition, we offer CUSS-based solutions, as well as Common Use web services.

Biometric suite

When it comes to passenger identification at certain airport service points, we are able to integrate biometric solutions directly at the kiosk. Materna IPS is a system integrator that assimilates different types of biometrics solutions and software at the passenger touchpoints. Together with established hardware partners, we integrate authentication solutions such as face recognition, fingerprint and iris identification according to our customers’ requirements.

To secure future-oriented services and technologies, we continuously improve our solutions and integrate biometric identification at all passenger check-in, bag drop, security and boarding stages.

The products help minimise queues and allow passengers to move seamlessly through the terminal. Our clever biometrics solutions have been awarded as smartest technology of the year 2018.

About Materna IPS

Materna IPS GmbH, the aviation company of the Materna Group with headquarters in Germany, is an international service provider for automated passenger handling for airlines and airports. From kiosk check-in and self bag drop hardware through to software implementations as well as service delivery and maintenance, Materna IPS has huge expertise in this sector with a number of successful customer projects around the world.

The company’s well-proven software portfolio includes Common Use-based applications for kiosk, online check-in, self bag drop and solutions for secure access and self-boarding. For a seamless travel experience, they integrate biometric identification as well as RFID-technology and payment services into our solutions.

With over 150,000 daily bag drops and a leading number of installations, Materna IPS takes a number one position in self bag drop. These solutions provide fast, easy and secure baggage drop-off for process types, which can easily be integrated into existing infrastructure at the airport. The numerous options stand for flexible and customisable systems that all have a unique user experience.

International branches in the US, Canada, India and the UK help Materna IPS to support customers individually and react quickly and professionally to market requirements.

Worldwide customers include airports, airlines, and ground handling companies such as Lufthansa, easyJet, Emirates, Westjet, Eurowings, Denver, Toronto Pearson, John Wayne, Montreal, Quebec, Fort McMurray, Bangalore, Tokyo Haneda, London Gatwick, Oslo, Stockholm, Vienna, Athens, Budapest, Milano Malpensa, Bergamo, Hamburg and Berlin.

Our worldwide footprint includes:

  • 120 airports
  • 1,200 self bag drop installations
  • 150,000 daily bag drops
  • 300,000 daily check-ins

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Products & services

  • Check-in

    Materna IPS check-in solutions are incredibly fast and allow passengers to manage kiosk check-ins in a short time.

  • Baggage

    With our quick and easy-to-use self bag drop solutions, we deliver modular and customisable systems to airlines, airports and ground handlers.

  • Access

    Our access solutions offer reliable, fast and convenient access to airport security areas for passengers and staff.

Materna IPS GmbH
Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions
Vosskuhle 37

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Materna IPS Canada Inc.
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