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International Airport Review, September 30, 2021

Are AI, data and biometrics the key to a sustainable future for baggage?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and biometrics are improving the way we travel. From passenger facial recognition allowing quicker check-in, security clearance and onboarding, to data-driven automation helping airlines provide more informed dynamic pricing – we’re living in a faster, more efficient, tech-driven world. But can the same be said for baggage?

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Future Travel Experience, September 2021

BagsID Announced as Strategic Partner of FTE Baggage Innovation Working Groups

Future Travel Experience (FTE) is excited to announce that BagsID has signed up as a Strategic Partner of the new FTE Baggage Innovation Working Groups. We’ve launched these industry-wide Working Groups to help drive transformation in baggage and we’re delighted to have the support of BagsID…

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Plug and Play, Cision, September 16, 2021

Plug and Play’s Winter 2021 Batches Feature 153 Startups to Participate in Innovation Program

Plug and Play has chosen 153 startups to join their Winter 2021 Batches. These companies will participate in one of the following programs that will run through November: Energy, Enterprise Tech, Fintech, Health, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Mobility, Real Estate & Construction, and Travel & Hospitality.
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International Airport Review, September 8, 2021

AI, Data, and Biometrics: The Key to a Sustainable Future for Baggage?

Join International Airport Review in partnership with BagsID for a panel discussion on whether AI, data, and biometrics are the key to a sustainable future for baggage.

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Aerospace and Defense Review Magazine, August 2021

BagsID Network: Redefining Baggage Handling

In the aviation industry, the importance of good customer experience is second to none. From booking to check-in, boarding to in-flight – every interaction must be seamless. Oddly enough, despite it being a major component of travel for both passengers and carriers alike, baggage handling is a subject that receives very little attention…

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Aerospace and Defense Review Magazine, August 2021

Top Aviation Solution Providers in Europe 2021

BagsID was named one of the 10 Top Aviation Solution Providers in Europe 2021 – the magazine’s annual listing of 10 companies that are at the forefront of providing aviation solutions and transforming businesses.

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Travel Mamas, July 2, 2021

Business Travel Tips for Stress-Free (and Fun!) Work Trips

These business travel tips take the stress out of work trips. Traveling for work can be draining, or it can be productive and a lot of fun, depending on how you do it. Business executives and frequent travelers share their best advice to make business trips easier, more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable.

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Future Travel Experience, June 2021

9 travel tech startups that can accelerate post-COVID-19 recovery for airlines and airports

The recent FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 provided an opportunity for some of the most forward-thinking startups and scaleups in the travel tech space to showcase their innovative solutions. From AI-based baggage identification and self-service tech to data management and sustainability solutions…

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Aviation Pros

BagsID Selected for FTE APEX Business Model Transformation Think Tank

FTE APEX (Future Travel Experience) has selected BagsID Network as a participant in their Business Model Transformation Think Tank for “Redefining the Baggage Experience.”

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Biz Wire Express, May 22, 2021

BagsID Selected for Future Travel Experience APEX Business Transformation Think Tank

FTE APEX (Future Travel Experience) has selected BagsID Network as a participant in their Business Model Transformation Think Tank for “Redefining the Baggage Experience.” After a global competition searching for the most innovative minds and ideas in the industry…

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Tech Domains, May 5, 2021

75+ Entrepreneurs Share their #MyStartinTech Stories

Learn how our CEO Marlon van der Meer and other leaders got their start in tech. Their stories are as varied as the industries they lead.

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EVA Podcast (S1:E220), April 2021

Chris is joined by Marlon E. van der Meer — Founder and CEO of BagsID

Marlon E. van der Meer, founder and CEO of BagsID, has a fresh approach and a modern perspective. Why do we need to attach anything to our bags? Discover BagsID benefits, beginnings and so much more.

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Homeland Security Today, January 31, 2021

Eindhoven Airport Tests Bag Recognition Technology

Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands has been testing new artificial intelligence (AI) baggage recognition technology with industry partners Vanderlande and BagsID.

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Airport Industry News, January 29, 2021

AI Baggage Tag System Developed at Eindhoven Airport

The application of artificial intelligence in the check-in of hold baggage is reliable and workable. In time, this could make labeling hold baggage a thing of the past.

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International Airline Group, December 8, 2020

IAG’s Latest Hangar 51 Accelerator Starts

Hundreds of global start-ups applied to be in this year’s first ever virtual programme which is being run in collaboration with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, LEVEL, IAG Loyalty, IAG Tech and IAG GBS. The successful applicants were selected after presenting their innovative products and services before 250 senior aviation and travel industry executives at a virtual pitch event.

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Airport Technology, November 17, 2020

Inside Eindhoven’s Testbed for Autonomous Baggage Solutions

According to BagsID, the company’s system works in a similar way that the app Shazam does for music recognition. Photographs of suitcases taken in the baggage system are compared with photographs of those already in the network using AI, with the bags’ characteristics – such as colour, material, dents and stickers – used as ways to identify each one.

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CAPA Centre for Aviation, November 9, 2020

BagsID appoints VP of systems integration

Our daily News Briefs are only available to CAPA Members. Membership provides access to more than 400 News Briefs every weekday, with quick links to our Analysis Reports, Research Publications, Data Centre and more.

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Luchtvaartnieuws.nl (Aviation News), October 2020

Eindhoven Airport Als Innovatieve Proeftuin

In the October issue of Luchtvaartnieuws.nl (Aviation News) you can read more about the collaboration between Eindhoven Airport NV, Vanderlande and BagsID.

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Online PR Media, October 15, 2020

Veteran Airline Executive Dirk-Jan Kanters Joins BagsID Network

After multiple successful positions leading baggage handling, operations and management for some of the world’s largest airlines, industry veteran Dirk-Jan “DJ” Kanters has joined BagsID Network as Vice President of Business Development and Global Head of Airlines.

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CAPA Centre for Aviation, October 13, 2020

BagsID Network Appoints VP Business Development and Global Head of Airlines

CAPA publishes more than 400 global News Briefs every weekday, covering all aspects of the aviation and travel industry.

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Vanderlande, August 12, 2020

Vanderlande to Test Technological Innovations at Eindhoven Airport

By making its facilities available, Eindhoven Airport will allow Vanderlande to apply cutting-edge technologies and run tests in a live environment, so that it can innovate, optimise and simplify a number of airport processes.

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DLIT Design Life Innovation Technology, September 18, 2021

BagsID Announced as Strategic Partner of FTE Baggage Innovation Working Groups

BagsID is a baggage identification solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, and computer vision to build smarter baggage solutions for the travel industry. It can detect individual bags by their unique physical characteristics (including scratches, dents and other features) through the technology behind biometrics and photo recognition.

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#ProjectCovid, September 13, 2021

BagsID Announced as Strategic Partner of FTE Baggage Innovation Working Groups

FTE is excited to announce that BagsID has signed up as a Strategic Partner of the new FTE Baggage Innovation Working Groups…

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Airline Journey, September 2021

AI, Information, and Biometrics. The Important Thing to a Sustainable Future for Luggage?

Be part of Worldwide Airport Evaluation in partnership with BagsID for a panel dialogue on whether or not AI, information, and biometrics are the important thing to a sustainable future for luggage.

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Authority Magazine, August 2, 2021

Green Tech: Marlon van der Meer of BagsID Network On How Their Technology Will Make An Important Positive Impact On The Environment

In recent years, Big Tech has gotten a bad rep. But of course many tech companies are doing important work making monumental positive changes to society, health, and the environment.

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Murphy’s Hockey Law, August 13, 2021

Airport Baggage Tracking Systems Market: Back to High Expectations Again”

The Airport Baggage Tracking Systems Market has witnessed continuous growth in the past few years and is projected to grow even further during the forecast period (2021-2026). The assessment provides a 360° view and insights, outlining the key outcomes of the industry.

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Skift, August 8, 2021

British Airways Parent IAG Grew Its Travel Startup Accelerator Despite Crisis

The accelerator has helped to support an array of projects. In 2020, Hangar 51 worked with startups that included 3D SeatMap, which lets passengers visualize the seat they’re about to select when booking it online, and BagsID, a Dutch luggage handling and identification service.

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Future Travel Experience, June 2021

Exclusive video: Business Model Transformation Think Tank Phase 2 delivers tangible solutions for redefining the future of baggage and F&B

The second phase of the FTE APEX Business Model Transformation Think Tank was presented last week during FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021, bringing together senior experts from across the industry to share some tangible solutions that can help to improve the passenger experience and generate new revenues.

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Referral Rock, June 21, 2021

18 Favorite Marketing Podcasts that Experts Listen To

As Adrienne Denaro of BagsID Network highlights, “This podcast features a mix of #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from his WEEKLYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats he’s given, as well as new and current thoughts.”

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Zero Waste Lifestyle System, May 28, 2021

Airplane Dark Truths: 11 Things Airlines Won’t Tell You

BagsID Network stresses the impact passenger baggage and cargo have on CO2 emissions. It is an often overlooked part of air travel, which is astounding considering how much baggage adds to weight and therefore requires more fuel.

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Breitflyte Airline News Network, May 20, 2021

BagsID Selected for Future Travel Experience APEX Business Transformation Think Tank

BagsID Network has been selected as a participant in FTE (Future Travel Experience) APEX’s Business Model Transformation Think Tank for ‘Redefining the Baggage Experience.’ BagsID is developing an AI solution to replace bag tags with baggage biometrics.

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International Airport Review, March 2021

Guide to… Baggage Handling

Mirjam van den Bogaard, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Eindhoven Airport. “The first results of the pilot show that AI can be applied in the baggage process. There is the potential for this technology to be used everywhere in aviation in the future.”

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Eindhoven Airport, February 2021

Successor Baggage Tags Developed at Eindhoven Airport

According to BagsID, Eindhoven Airport is the first airport in the world to test this technology. It is expected that the use of this new technology will be more accurate, environmentally friendly and cheaper than checking in hold baggage via scanning baggage tags.

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Innovation Origins, January 28, 2021

AI System for Baggage Handling at Eindhoven Airport Proves Successful

It is expected that the use of this new technology will be more accurate, environmentally friendly and less expensive than checking in hold baggage by scanning baggage labels.

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Regional Gateway, December 2020

In the Bag

COVID-19 has forced the baggage handling industry to tear up the rule book and innovate at speed. Tara Craig takes a look at some of the latest solutions for regional and secondary airports.

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International Airport Review, November 18, 2020

International Airport Review, November 18, 2020

You can use artificial intelligence (AI) computer vision, facial recognition and biometrics to identify people, but can it be used for baggage? How would this technology create a streamlined and friction-free journey at every touchpoint?

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Aviation Pros, November 9, 2020

Veteran Airline Executive Richard Vandy Joins BagsID Network as VP Systems Integration

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Airport Industry Review, November 2020

Inside Eindhoven’s Testbed for Autonomous Baggage Solutions

At Eindhoven Airport, tech provider Vanderlande has begun testing advanced baggage handling solutions, from image recognition technology to autonomous vehicles. Frances Marcellin spoke to Vanderlande and Eindhoven Airport to find out why the airport makes such a good testbed and highlight some of the innovations being trialed.

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International Airport Review, October 19, 2020

International Airport Online Summit 2020

This online event brought together over 1,400 attendees including 176 airports, over 100 speakers, 32 sponsors and exhibitors, as we examined how airports and the aviation sector are managing their operations as they enter the restart and recovery phase post COVID-19.

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Aviation Pros, October 14, 2020

Veteran Airline Executive Dirk-Jan Kanters Joins BagsID Network as Vice President of Business Development and Global Head of Airlines

“I’ve focused my career on providing excellent baggage handling services to hundreds of thousands of passengers, across cultures, for recognizable airlines who demand nothing but the best,” explained DJ Kanters. “So, it was a natural progression to bring this experience to a company like BagsID…”

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International Airport Review, August 13, 2020

Eindhoven Airport to Trial New Baggage Check-in Technology

Eindhoven Airport, Vanderlande and baggage identification specialist BagsID will apply computer learning and image recognition technology. This will allow passengers to check in an item of luggage simply by having camera equipment take a photograph of it.

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