Rimowa Debuts The Electronic Tag

New technology may well result in a seamless bag-drop experience for travellers

Published: 20 March 2017, Text by: Richard Augustin

The future of travel may change for the better following the introduction of the Electronic Tag by Rimowa and Materna. Presented during the recent PTE 2017 forum in Amsterdam, the technology is set to redefine the way we travel with a seamless journey for passengers.

The first fully integrated digital luggage solution - the Rimowa Electronic Tag, enables travellers to use their smartphone to send a digital bag tag to their suitcase from the comfort of their own home, and drop it off within seconds at the airport.

The Rimowa Electronic Tag suitcases guarantee an effortless and fast bag drop process for passengers. It will replace paper-based bag tags and is compliant to IATA regulations.  Best of all, the display can also be personalized with address data or a favourite picture.

The process is said to very simple for passengers allowing them to check-in from home or anywhere else and equip their Rimowa suitcase with the necessary bag tag information by using the Rimowa mobile app and the respective airline app.

The app identifies the baggage and transfers all necessary data via Bluetooth to the integrated electronic bag tag on the suitcase. When passengers arrive at the airport, they are already completely checked-in and only need to drop their luggage.

Together, both companies developing a new solution for an advanced, high-level bag drop process called: Premium Bag Drop. This premium solution is optimized for Rimowa Electronic Tag suitcases.

All necessary data regarding destination, airline as well as departure and routing information is already available by the time the bag is dropped at the premium bag drop. This accelerates the handling process and is easy to use for passengers - at a dedicated Rimowa bag drop point so there are no delays.

PTE in Amsterdam is the start of the Premium Bag Drop world tour for both companies. Further stops at major industry fairs are in Dublin, Las Vegas (FTE), Singapore (FTE) and Cologne (Materna Aviation Forum).

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