The upside of VCS
The business case for introducing remote encoding with VCS into an airport’s BHS is very solid, given its many upsides.
Less bags exiting the loop
A distinct advantage of VCS technology is that it eliminates the need for bags to be diverted to a manual encoding station and keeps them in motion within the BHS throughout the encoding process. The flow-on effect of this is that VCS removes the need for operators to physically turn or lift bags, so can improve the overall work environment. VCS also minimises the bottlenecks that can occur during peaks.
A fallback solution
Another positive aspect of VCS is that it can serve as a fallback response should there be a failure in the departure controls system. This type of system malfunction can mean the system will not receive the baggage source messages. But additional staff can be deployed to VCS to encode the tags remotely to keep the bags moving and prevent bottlenecks or short-shipped baggage.
Download the whitepaper: “Video coding as remote encoding technology in baggage handling.”