Leading printing and scanning solutions supplier Epson America, Inc. announces that five airports in the United Kingdom have chosen Epson's TM-L90 thermal printers to print boarding passes.
To be installed at the Belfast International, Robin Hood Airport, Humberside International, Leeds/Bradford Airport, and Durham Tees Valley Airport, Epson's TM-L90 thermal printers will be used to print boarding passes for over 2 million passengers travelling to 241 destinations around the world.
The transition is being handled by Servisair, an aviation service company.
Key features that worked in favour of Epson’s thermal printers included high efficiency, low cost and easy integration into existing systems at the airports.
Traditional printers used at these airports were not only inefficient but also cost-intensive while printing the vast number of boarding passes each day.
According to Kris Kristmanns, Director of Operations Support for Servisair, the new compliance regulations no longer require wallet-style boarding cards, allowing airports to take advantage of more affordable options such as traditional point-of-sale receipt printers.
The Epson printers have also been easily integrated into the airlines' PC-based systems and have proven to be highly reliable in an extremely busy environment, where thousands of boarding passes are printed every day.
There is a movement in the airline industry to switch over to printers and devices that offer increased robustness, extended lifecycle and ease of use. In addition to cost benefits, these printers occupy less space at gates and check-in kiosks.