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|10 July 2014

Auto Bag Drop

ICM's Auto Bag Drop (ABD) enables passengers to check-in their baggage by themselves without having to queue at a check-in desk. It is proven for single and common-use airports in both domestic and international environments.

ICM’s Auto Bag Drop (ABD) enables passengers to check-in their baggage by themselves without having to queue at a check-in desk. It is proven for single and common-use airports in both domestic and international environments.

Process overview

A touch-screen monitor welcomes the traveller. The system scans the boarding pass. Boarding details are checked and validated. The passenger places his bag on the weigh-scale conveyor. The bag is weighed and dimensions are checked. If excess weight is detected, the passenger can opt to pay the fee or to repack their bag. A heavy tag is printed if required. The bag is processed, the bag tag is activated and the bag is sent to the baggage handling system. Use of tubs is supported.

User-friendly system

Our ABD uses a simple, intuitive graphical user interface. Easily configurable for specific airline requirements and branding, baggage is automatically checked by determining the bag weight, dimensions, volume, shape, conveyability and RFID or barcode bag tag. A key design feature is the side-loading of bags, which is easier than front loading and provides a clear safe area for passengers. The aesthetic design provides a non-intimidating user experience.

Safe and secure anti-intrusion systems

Using patented technology, anti-intrusion systems prevent any kind of trapping or injury to passengers, as well as maintaining the integrity of the weighing process. Security is maintained by a series of light curtains used to detect intrusion by persons or objects entering the conveyor system. Non-conveyable and multiple bags are detected using advanced 3D analysis. Optional biometric systems can be readily integrated to meet airport and airline-specific security requirements.

Fast and efficient check-in process

The Auto Bag Drop is designed for a two-stage check-in process, which optimises the use of real estate in the airport departures concourse. The two-stage check-in process results in significant savings in both expenditure and footprint. All processes are conducted on the first belt resulting in fast transaction times and improved workflow processes. Excess baggage and heavy bags are efficiently processed based on airline requirements.

Flexible integration with existing check-in desks

Our Auto Bag Drop Series 1 and 3 are designed to be retrofitted into existing check-in desks, whereas our Series 5 and 7 models are designed to replace existing check-in desks. All models can be seamlessly integrated into the terminal design with interfaces into baggage handling, departure control, security and overhead display systems.

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