Boarding Pass/Baggage Tag Printers for the Travel Industry
VidTroniX, LLC has been associated with the airline industry since 1972.
We are a skilled leader in product design, manufacturing, direct sales, parts supply and maintenance of Baggage Tag/Boarding Pass/ATB1/ATB2/, Gate Readers/BGR, Custom Kiosks, and many other specialty product printers that utilize direct thermal print technology. VidTroniX specializes in every aspect of these products; from original design, to field installation and beyond.
To date VidTroniX has installed 40,000 printers in locations throughout the world and we work diligently to define ourselves as a company driven to excel at and evolve with the most up to date technological advances in the travel industry. In addition to stand alone printers, VidTroniX supplies kiosk printers to Southwest, Alaska, ARINC, IBM, SITA and others.
VidTroniX has expanded its presence in the global marketplace with the addition of flight information display systems (FIDS), keyboards, BGR imagers, monitor/displays, kiosks, cleaning cards and baggage weighing systems.
In 2007, VidTroniX purchased a 7000 sq/ft building to streamline our ever-increasing production. With a reputation for top quality and reliability, VidTroniX is proud to have supplied our customers an on-time delivery schedule of 9000 printers, with $12,000,000.00 in revenues for 2008. In the future, the travel industry can expect VidTroniX to continue to broaden its reach and maintain the level of excellence that our customers demand.
ATP3 Single Path Boarding Pass or Baggage Tag Printer
The ATP3 printer has a straight-through feed design that will accommodate either boarding pass or baggage tag stock.
The ATP3 Printer is able to sense the type of stock that has been introduced and it will automatic adjust its internal settings, without agent invention, to become that type of printer.
Due to the ATP3 printer’s minute size, available interface configuration and reliability, it can be used in a variety of applications including behind the counter and kiosks.
Currently there are over 40,000 ATP printers in service worldwide with many being incorporated into AirIT, ARINC, IBM, SITA and ULTRA systems.
One of the unique features of the ATP3 printers is that the printheads are held in place magnetically so they are very easy to replace if needed.
In addition, all the main boards for the newest printer are backward compatible with the first version of the printer, which allows you to upgrade the older printers by adding only the mother board.
MAP Triple Path Boarding Pass and Baggage Tag Printer
The MAP printer has a straight-through feed design much like the ATP3, but it is able to print on two boarding pass and one bag tag stocks.
This allows the MAP to effectively eliminate the need for two additional machines and reduces the maintenance costs by two-thirds.
The MAP printer has separate interface connections which allows it to accept the data feeds from the printers it is replacing without having interfere with the users data files within their systems.
The MAP printer utilizes the same mother board and many of the same parts as the ATP3. VidTroniX has thousands of these printers installed with a number of resellers and has supplied them directly to the T5 Terminal at London Heathrow as well as at the new privately funded Branson Airport.
Facial Recognition Boarding and Passport Gate Reader
VidTroniX unveiled their prototype Boarding Gate Reader with Facial Recognition at the PTE show in Brussels this spring to great reviews.
The BGR features a touch screen display and a full Windows PC with available battery backup, Wifi, and portable Bluetooth bagtag/boarding pass printer.
The BGR will also incorporate a passport scanner that will read the visual page and the RFID encoded chip and check it against the camera captured photo of the person boarding the aircraft.
This will ensure that the person boarding the flight is in fact the person on the documentation.
In addition, the facial recognition software could be connected to the TSA no fly list where the software can compare its captured image against 5 million stored images within a second to determine if there is a visual match and if forged documents were being used.
This technology could have prevented the recently attempted NYC Time Square bomber from boarding the plane.
Expansion of Services
With the Pay-Per-Print service, VidTroniX supplies the printer, paper stock and related print materials while the customer pays only for each document printed.
The flexibility of this arrangement allows the client to add to, relocate, or remove the printer and paper stock from the customer site as the need of the client dictates.
Each printer possesses a full lifetime warranty, thereby alleviating the cost of parts and/or repair. There is no capital investment required by the customer.
The expense of printing tickets is purely operational and therefore 100% tax deductible.
In the spring of 2009, VidTroniX supplied the new privately funded Branson Airport with MAP printers, LCD monitors, gate readers, boarding pass and baggage tag stock.
This was VidTroniX first public presentation in moving toward the idea of streamlining the product needs of our clientele by being its one point of contact.
The endeavor proved to be a mutually satisfying and successful venture by everyone involved.