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Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions 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.

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.

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 is a leading supplier of self-service bag drop units, with the largest number of installations at airports worldwide. In 2003, Materna implemented the first automated baggage acceptance system at Vienna Airport, followed by systems for Emirates and Lufthansa.

Airports in India, Canada, 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.

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.

New technologies for airport payment systems

When it comes to payment services at certain airport service points, we are able to integrate common-use payment for extra charges directly at the kiosk. This is designed to benefit both passengers and airlines as excess baggage or upgrade fees can be paid easily.

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

As a leading player in the aviation industry, Materna IPS has successfully been providing hardware and software solutions to airports, airlines and ground handling companies for more than 30 years. As an IATA strategic partner we actively contribute to set high standards in the common-use area.

Customers directly benefit from our long-term experience, since we offer field-proven, reliable, secure and elegantly designed cost-efficient solutions that simplify the passenger journey.

Due to a combination of state-of-the-art hardware and software, we create a seamless user experience from kerbside to boarding, from home to destination. For this purpose, our one-stop-shop portfolio consists of specific check-in, baggage drop-off and access solutions.

We proudly count a variety of national and international companies to our clients such as Lufthansa, easyJet, Emirates, DNATA, London Gatwick Airport, Eurowings, Hamburg Airport, Swedavia, Finavia, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Montreal, Bangalore, Athens and Vienna Airport. 2017 is a landmark year for us as we gained major airports as new customers in the US and India.

Our worldwide footprint includes:

  • 70 airports
  • 700 self bag drop installations
  • 130,000 daily bag drops
  • 250,000 daily check-ins

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New Self Bag-Drop Solution at Tokyo International Airport Haneda

Materna IPS has implemented the installation together with Toyo Kanetsu K.K.

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Press Release

3 July 2020

Materna IPS has implemented the installation together with Toyo Kanetsu K.K.

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14 October 2019

Materna IPS and MODI have participated in the Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Science and Technologies (S&T) Biometrics Rally in the Washington region, US.

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28 August 2019

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1 June 2019

Hamburg Airport has enhanced its automated bag drop facility by extending its self bag drop in April.

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20 March 2019

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.

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31 January 2019

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.

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15 November 2018

Bengaluru International Airport (BLR) operator Bangalore International Airport Limited has installed 16 fully automated self bag drop machines aimed at enhancing baggage processing and reducing check-in queues.

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25 October 2018

Following success in North America and Europe, Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions has expanded its international business with operations in Asia, featuring the company's main product of self bag drop solutions.

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10 September 2018

Denver International Airport (DEN) is becoming a leader for self-bag-drop solutions in the US.

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22 June 2018

Airline TUI won three awards at the Real IT Awards (RITA) for significant service improvements achieved by installing the Self-Service Bag-Drop application at Gatwick Airport.

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7 March 2018

Materna Integrated Passenger Services (IPS) will be showcasing advanced solutions for check-in, automated bag drop, biometry and security at the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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23 January 2018

Ten new easy-to-use self-service baggage drop desks have been introduced at Hamburg Airport for quick and flexible departure.

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5 October 2017

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.

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21 June 2017

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.

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16 May 2017

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).

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2 May 2017

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.

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16 March 2017

In a market that is now evolving more rapidly than at any time in the last 20 years, Ultra Electronics Airport Systems und Materna continue to strengthen their partnership in the field of airport operations and passenger processing systems.

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10 March 2017

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.

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1 March 2017

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.

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5 September 2016

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.

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11 May 2016

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.

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25 April 2016

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.

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9 March 2016

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.

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11 January 2016

The Materna Group has acquired DSG Bagdrop AS, a renowned specialist for self-service bag drop solutions in the airlines and airports segment.

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10 November 2015

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.

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8 September 2015

Leading European airlines and airports use the automated passenger handling systems and solutions from Materna Information & Communications.

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28 July 2015

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.

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16 April 2015

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.

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12 February 2015

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.

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6 January 2015

Materna ips delivers self-service check-in kiosks and its SecureGate software to Vilnius Airport in Lithuania.

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9 October 2014

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.

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12 August 2014

MATERNA has successfully installed a trial version of its latest self-service bag-drop system at Cork Airport in Ireland.

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7 May 2014

At the Airport Show Dubai 2014 Materna will exhibit in the German Pavilion at booth No. 7100.

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24 March 2014

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.

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21 March 2014

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.

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7 March 2014

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

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7 March 2014

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.

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24 February 2014

MATERNA will demonstrate its new kiosk range PHOENIX at Passenger Terminal Expo in Barcelona.

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5 November 2013

With its integrated passenger services (IPS), Materna is among the world's leading providers of CUSS-based kiosk, web and mobile check-in solutions.

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3 April 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).

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28 March 2013

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.

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11 January 2013

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.

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30 November 2012

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.

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14 May 2012

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.

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10 May 2012

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.

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