Tageos Joins IATA’s Strategic Partnerships Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONTPELLIER, FRANCE and RALEIGH, USA (August 12th, 2019) – Tageos announces that it has joined the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) Strategic Partnerships Program. IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines, or 82% of total air traffic, and supports many areas of aviation activity to help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues. As an IATA Strategic Partner, Tageos engages with key industry stakeholders in various workgroups, matching its radio frequency identification (RFID) technology with airlines’ business needs and priorities. IATA Strategic Partners are deeply involved with identifying use cases and benefits for technologies as well as setting guidelines and policies for those use cases.
In June 2018, IATA approved Resolution 753, an initiative intended to encourage airlines to reduce baggage mishandling by implementing cross-industry tracking for every baggage journey. The resolution requires tracking at a minimum of four key points along that journey. This June, at IATA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), members unanimously voted to support the global deployment of RFID for use in baggage tracking.
“Tageos is excited to join IATA’s Strategic Partnerships Program to continue to enable the use of RFID within the aviation industry,” says McLeod Williamson, Director of Business Development for Tageos and the company’s global aviation industry lead. “It’s clear that IATA and its member airlines believe RFID is an important tool in achieving accurate and efficient processes, especially for baggage handling. Tageos is committed to helping those airlines achieve that accuracy, efficiency, and cost savings by providing high performance, cost effective, and environmentally sustainable RFID products.”
RFID inlay performance is always integral to success, and Tageos ensures its RFID inlays’ performance in multiple ways. First, IATA is drafting its own requirements specification for electronic baggage tag tracking, and Tageos self-certifies to those standards. In addition, the Auburn University RFID Lab provides third party testing within its ARC program, and Tageos is one of only two companies globally with multiple products certified by Auburn for aviation baggage tracking.
“Tageos is in a unique position to assist IATA and its member airlines with integrating RFID into their operations,” further notes Williamson. “Our globally patented manufacturing process allows for high-performance, industry certified RFID inlays which contain as much as 100 times less contaminants such as metal and glue when compared to traditional RFID inlays.” With the aviation industry projecting nearly 4.5 billion baggage tag labels used this year, Tageos inlays would reduce hundreds of tons of these materials being introduced into baggage labels and the environment.
Tageos will be exhibiting its aviation focused products at Future Travel Experience Global 2019, September 4-6 in Las Vegas.
Tageos designs and manufactures RAIN RFID labels for the identification and traceability of products, equipment and people in various industries (fashion, retail, logistics, healthcare, aviation, automotive…). Thanks to its breakthrough worldwide patented manufacturing process, Tageos’ best-in-class RFID labels are cheaper and less polluting than traditional RFID labels. Tageos offers its customers a wide range of ready-to-use labels, as well as a set of customized services. For more information, visit www.tageos.com.