Zafire unveils latest version of IATA-compliant baggage reconciliation software at Passenger Terminal Expo 2017

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Software developer Zafire has launched the latest version of its FirstBag baggage reconciliation software (BRS) at Passenger Terminal Expo 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

With IATA 753 compliance a major discussion point at this year’s Expo, Zafire’s FirstBag BRS solution offers operators a feature-rich bag management and reconciliation application that provides baggage tracking from departures to arrivals, and transfers between terminals. FirstBag supplies airports, airlines and ground handlers with end-to-end real-time baggage data, enabling them to make effective decisions and reduce mishandled baggage.

Zafire has been working on Resolution 753 from its conception and is a long-term member of the IATA Baggage Group. The company is confident that its fully compliant solution will result in enhanced operational efficiency with full integration and real-time data sharing between previously disconnected systems.

Some of the new features of the latest version of FirstBag BRS include: integrated BRS departure, transfers and arrivals functionality; a mobile app for the baggage handlers for use on any mobile device; push alerts, using the FirstBag mobile app; integrated FirstConX mobile tug driver app, keeping record of change of custody/location of the transfer bags between terminals; Message Gateway, allowing easy setup and exchange of baggage information (BPMs/BMMs) with other airlines/systems; the AUTO Reflighting module, automating the process of handling bags that have missed their flight; Transfer Optimization module, which improves the efficiency and accuracy of baggage movement, vehicle tracking and resource planning, minimizing the impact on service levels; improved SLA monitoring and analysis reports; and the passenger mobile app.

To learn more about the FirstBag BRS solution and to discuss compliance with Resolution 753, visit Zafire at Stand 3080 in the main exhibition hall at Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam.

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