Upgraded baggage screening facility at Hyderabad Airport

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on June 21, 2020

Utilisiing the hiatus caused by the coronavirus lock-down, GMR led Hyderabad International Airport has upgraded its baggage conveyor system for the Customs Department.

The new Matrix Baggage Screening System a Remote Matrix Screening Control Room, which has CCTV feed of baggage flow, suspect baggage tracking system and a robust communication system. The new Matrix application throws random images on screens, for Customs officers to make decisions.

Developed in association with a technology agency, the solution, offers a baggage diverter and a reject line for each belt, according to a statement.

Implemented as part of a joint development effort between India Customs and Hyderabad International Airport, the matrix system serves up X-ray images of arriving baggage placed on any of the international arrival belts at the airport to Customs officials seated in a state-of-the-art Matrix room for screening the bags without having to be physically present at the baggage belts.

The system is able to randomly map bags on different belts to different Customs officials to ensure maximum efficiency, throughput and screening integrity.

Published on June 21, 2020

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