Self-Security Airport Checkout-Get Through The Airport Screening Process Quicker. The Palo Alto-based startup Qylur has come up with a device it claims will replace some of the humans who check for threats at airports.
The Qylatron has been tested at Liberty State Park, an airport in Rio de Janeiro and a stadium in the U.S. The first of the screening machines will be deployed early next year. The company has not yet announced its commercial customers.
In a statement, Qylur explains that the machine "scans guest IDs and screens bags five times faster, detects multiple security threats, reduces security costs with up to 50% less staffing, and improves the guest experience."
(Photo: Courtesy of Qylur) It's sort of like taking CVS self-checkout to the next level. The way it works, according to Bloomberg Businessweek: "A person puts a bag into one side of the machine, scans a ticket or a boarding pass, and closes the door. The machine then scans the contents and compares their characteristics to those of every item it has ever scanned."
To retrieve your bag, you let the machine scan the ticket or boarding pass again. The more it scans, the more it learns. Yes, Bloomberg Businessweek asserts, the machine gets smarter . NEXT