How ATRS are Changing the Way
Automated Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRS) is an innovative technology that is used in security checks for the screening of passengers’ baggage and other personal belongings through the X-ray machine. These systems are designed with the specific purpose of reducing waiting time in order to increase passenger flows in airports. Thereby enabling the security personnel to focus their attention on more important tasks. Apart from these obvious benefits, ATRS also helps to meet the rising demand of passengers choosing air travel.
In the year 2020, the pandemic year in which air travel was completely suspended for two months, the number of domestic flyers in India was 6.3 crore. This number increased to 8.4 crore in the year 2022, within just two years. Current data from this year shows an increase of 10%, boosting the number up to 12.3 crore domestic flyers. Furthermore, analysis shows that air travel has been steadily increasing for the past few years, and is expected to grow further still. The number of international travellers hasn’t reached pre-COVID levels, which means there is further scope for these predicted numbers to expand and grow.
A blueprint published by the Ministry of Railways for 2019-20 projected that domestic airlines will supersede trains. Many underlying factors contribute to this shift in preference, the major ones being the convenience of travel, an increase in the number of low-cost carriers, better services by airlines, increased security, and so on. This rapid increase in the number of passengers preferring air travel means that airports have to adapt to other technological advancements to ensure increased passenger flows. Listed below are a few of the advancements that are making waves in the aviation industry:
1) Automation & Robots
2) Unmanned & Sustainable Aviation
3) Advanced Data Analytics & Location Intelligence
4) Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR)
Many airports in India are adapting to innovative technologies: Automated Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRS), sophisticated software for data collection & analysis, contactless baggage sanitizing conveyor systems, and many others. These technological advancements help in optimizing the passenger flows starting right from check-in to boarding. Let’s explore in-depth on how Automated Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRS) help in increasing passenger experience in airports.
1) Speedier Security Screening
One of the most important benefits of ATRS is that it helps in reducing queue time by automatically retrieving empty trays and pushing bags that need to be rechecked to a separate area through a conveyor system. This technically helps passengers to move through the security screening quickly without having to wait for a long time.
2) Enhanced Security
ATRS systems help in improving security by ensuring that all trays are checked properly and returned to the proper place in a timely manner. This reduces the chance of items being misplaced, contaminated, or lost in the process. ATRS is synced with software that helps in analyzing data in real time, thereby reducing the need for manpower in that avenue.
3) Increased Efficiency
ATRS increases efficiency by reducing the amount of manpower required to carry out operations in an airport. With less time and attention required for security screening, airport personnel can focus their efforts on other tasks that need their undivided attention.
4) Improved Passenger Experience
As data has suggested, the number of passengers preferring air travel is constantly on the rise. With more passengers, the only way to retain the crowd in this new market is to ensure that they get the best experience. ATRS helps improve passenger satisfaction by reducing waiting time and giving a seamless security clearance experience to all passengers.
5) Easy to Install
ATRS is relatively easy to install, can be seamlessly integrated with the existing security screening systems, and can also be linked to remote screening software. This makes it a cost-effective solution for airports of all sizes.
Automated Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRS) are definitely revolutionizing the way we travel by enhancing securing operations and reducing waiting time. These systems are changing the way we travel by making travel more safe, convenient and enjoyable for everyone.
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