Hong Kong International airport has implemented an automatic self-verification system for passengers at inspection points as part of a package of enhanced security measures.
The new system relies on barcode imagers from UK-based data input technology company Access IS, which read electronic boarding passes on mobile phones and conventional printed versions presented by passengers.
The specified Access IS' LSR110 counter-top reader, which scans and authenticates the unique barcode sent to the ticket purchaser's mobile phone, allows passengers to cross more quickly into the secure part of the airport called the clean zone, and onwards to boarding gates.
Besides providing a paperless solution, the LSR110 is very user-friendly for passengers to use, and frees up airport staff for other activities.
The LSR110 2D omni-directional barcode imager captures common linear, PDF417 2D stacked and Aztec 2D bar codes within a second of presentation in any orientation, even in full sunlight. With a customer-facing scanner, the device benefits from a bright green indicator and a sounder confirms when the scan is satisfactory. A compact item of hardware, its measurements are 12 x 7 x 9 centmetres and it weighs 120 grammes: the device operates from a 4.5-5 volt power supply.
Since the introduction of its first boarding gate readers in 2006, Access has become a key market player and has supplied BGRs, magnetic stripe readers and keyboards to over 100 major airports worldwide.