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10 March 2017

PTE 2017: RIMOWA Electronic Tag and Materna Kick-Start a Seamless Passenger Experience Revolution

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.

This technology will change travelling dramatically. It enables travellers to use their smartphone to send a digital bag tag to their suitcase from the comfort of their own home, and drop it off within seconds at the airport. RIMOWA Electronic Tag and Materna are showcasing this innovation for the first time at PTE 2017 at stand 5040.

RIMOWA Electronic Tag suitcases guarantee a seamless and fast bag drop process for passengers. It will replace paper-based bag tags and is compliant to IATA regulations. The display can also be personalised, for example with address data or a favorite picture.

The process is very simple for passengers: Passengers check-in from home or anywhere else and equip their Rimowa suitcase with the necessary bag tag information by using the RIMOWA mobile app and the respective airline app. The app identifies the baggage and transfers all necessary data via Bluetooth to the integrated electronic bag tag on the suitcase. When passengers arrive at the airport, they are already completely checked-in and only need to drop their luggage.

Together, both companies developing a new solution for an advanced, high-level bag drop process called: Premium Bag Drop. This premium solution is optimised for RIMOWA Electronic Tag suitcases. All necessary data regarding destination, airline as well as departure and routing information is already available by the time the bag is dropped at the premium bag drop. This accelerates the handling process and is easy to use for passengers – at a dedicated Rimowa bag drop point so there are no delays.

PTE in Amsterdam is the start of the Premium Bag Drop world tour for both companies. Further stops at major industry fairs are in Dublin, Las Vegas (FTE), Singapore (FTE) and Cologne (Materna Aviation Forum).

RIMOWA Electronic Tag is the top innovator and premium provider for high value luggage and is a pioneer when it comes to the digitalisation of luggage while Materna is the leading international player in automated passenger handling solutions from home to destination. Together their innovative bag drop system will start a revolution in the aviation market.

Materna is one of the most renowned suppliers of self service systems for airports and airlines in the world.
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