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Materna IPS

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 knowhow. 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:

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


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


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


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

Materna IPS Exhibits Solutions at Passenger Terminal Expo

Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions (IPS) will be exhibiting at the 2019 Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in London, UK, with innovative solutions for check-in, automated bag drop, access, biometry and monitoring.

20 March 2019

New Self-Bag-Drop Installation in Montréal-Trudeau

Canada’s Montréal-Trudeau Airport (YUL) is now using automated baggage handling from Materna intelligent passenger solutions (IPS) to meet the needs of a substantial increase in passenger numbers.

31 January 2019

Materna Announces Growth and Continues to Expand its Aviation Business

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).

16 May 2017

Materna at the Airport Show in Dubai

Materna is a leading player in the aviation industry. Customers include airports, airlines and ground handlers, such as Emirates, Lufthansa, DNATA, London Gatwick, Hamburg Airport, Toronto and Vienna Airport.

2 May 2017

Materna at PTE 2017 in Amsterdam

At PTE 2017 in Amsterdam from 14 to 16 March, Materna will present its complete end-to-end passenger journey, from home to destination, and show how seamless travel is a real benefit for passengers.

1 March 2017

Materna Presents New Cabin Luggage Check at Passenger Terminal Expo

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.

9 March 2016

The New Merkur by Materna and eKiosk

Aviation specialist Materna has extended its range of products for automated passenger handling. Materna now presents the prototype of a new self-service kiosk for automated baggage drop at airports.

10 November 2015

Materna at Dubai Airport Show

At the Dubai Airport Show, Materna will present their solutions, focusing on self bag drop, with different types of kiosks and scanning modules. You'll find the team in the German Pavilion, No. 6611.

16 April 2015

MATERNA Presents New PHOENIX Check-In Kiosk  

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.

21 March 2014

CUSS Check-in for Swedavia

Swedish airport operator Swedavia has contracted MATERNA to supply and install new check-in machines.

7 March 2014

Hamburg Airport Awards Baggage Drop-Off System to MATERNA

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.

7 March 2014

MATERNA at Passenger Terminal Expo 2013

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).

3 April 2013

MATERNA ips Provides Software Solution For Siemens Sicheck Product Range

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.

28 March 2013

Fully Automated Access Control at Dortmund Airport

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.

30 November 2012

Integrative Approach with Strong Partners

MATERNA ips has showcased a new generation of automated baggage handling systems at the 2012 Passenger Terminal Expo, demonstrating its innovative solutions for improving services to passengers.

10 May 2012

Materna IPS GmbH

Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions
Vosskuhle 37

Materna Communications PLC

Boston House
Boston Road
United Kingdom

Materna Information & Communications Corp

5323 Millenia Lakes Blvd
Suite 300
Orlando Florida
United States of America

Materna Information & Communications Inc

Suite 1500
480 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1V2

Materna IPS India Private Limited

RMZ North Star
CoWrks, 2nd floor
Yelahanka, Bangalore
560064 Karnataka

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