Usage of NFC and 2D Barcodes on Airlines as Reader

Posted by : admin | On : October 19, 2012

Everything is automated nowadays. Gone was the traditional paper technology, when processes were done using the long route, by planning it out on paper and then carrying it on manually. Now, all it takes is a few taps on your computer, and you can book yourself to a first class flight en route to your dream vacation. You can buy tickets for your favorite band’s concert through the net as well. Slowly but surely, the technology we have nowadays, is moving to paperless technology. You may not notice it but small things like buying movie tickets online reduces the paper used everywhere. All that is sent to you is a unique QR code or quick response code or even a unique bar code that can be saved to your phone and then later on scanned at the cinema. And presto, seating confirmed without the hassle of queuing and waiting in line for buying the tickets.

 Using bar codes and NFC are not only popular in movie houses. Nowadays, airports are also utilizing this technology to push paperless ticketing. All you need to do is to save the QR code or bar code that was sent to you. You can save this on your smart phone. And then this specific code will be scanned when you reach the airport. Normally, the information stored in the code will contain the passenger’s full name, the destination, seat assignment and time of flight, same information that were printed onto the paper tickets that were used before. Using the code will lessen the time needed to inspect the ticket. The scanner will do the deciphering of data, and then save it to the airport’s data base. The risks for human error are basically eliminated by using the bar codes.

 By taking advantage of the technology brought about by the QR codes, bar codes and its appropriate scanner, you lessen as well, the bulk of travel papers that you would have normally brought around with you. All you need is the code. Not only that, but you have also contributed into helping the nature with opting to use paperless ticketing.

 Scanning of codes virtually takes no time to read, and virtually no errors can be made. This is why QR codes and bar codes are really making its name across every industry out there. Aside from its very easy readability, QR codes can also store a large amount of data.

 The scanner used to read the information stored in the codes can read QR codes and bar codes, or normally called 2D BCBP, as well as NFC or near field communications, all this in just a single device. This thoroughly adds convenience to the passengers because the idle time wasted in queuing for their boarding pass to be inspected is greatly reduced. All it takes is a single scanner to read their information in a fraction of time it would have had took had their boarding passes and tickets been inspected one by one by airport staff.