Smart security lane with Automated Tray Retrieval System (ATRS) introduced at Kempegowda International Airport
10 October 2018
Airport operator Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has teamed up with L3 Macdonald Humfrey (Automation) India to introduce a smart security lane with Automated Tray Retrieval System (ATRS). The firms concluded a trial run in 2017 at Kempegowda International Airport (BGL) at Bengaluru. Once the new smart security lane system is commissioned, families can all be screened together, thereby reducing wait time and congestion at security checkpoints. The smart lanes will automatically return empty trays to the preparation area for travellers to put their baggage and luggage in. Due to automated rollers, trays will automatically move into the screening machines which will eliminate manual intervention by either passengers or staff to push trays/bags into the X-ray machines. Trays will be able to accommodate maximum-size cabin baggage and come attached with a RFID tag, which will enable tracking from beginning to end. BIAL said that the first automated lanes will be deployed at domestic and international checkpoints by the end of 2018, while existing lanes will be gradually phased out. The project is expected to finish by March 2019. -- L3 Macdonald Humfrey (Automation) India is the Indian unit of the UK-based tech developer of airport security and automation solutions.