The Bologna Giuseppe Marconi Airport is the first European location with Sicheck Full Auto Checkâin kiosks designed by Siemens Italia that allow passengers to reserve their seats on board and check their luggage in a single operation. In order to further streamline the process, passengers will be able to read the barcodes shown on the boarding cards directly from their own smartphones, according to a press release from CUSTOM, the company providing the kiosks' printers.
The Marconi Airport is now testing four of the kiosks but should deploy 10 more by the end of 2013, following a gradual integration process aimed at ensuring the units' acceptance and approval by passengers.
The same project will subsequently be carried out at the Madrid airport.
Each kiosk houses CUSTOM's KPM150H model for printing the luggage tags equipped with RFID tags for tracking, and the VKP80II model for printing the receipt/boarding passes.
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