Self-service solutions a must-have for modern airports

Company DESKO GmbH
Date 29.11.2017

Self-service options have become increasingly common in modern self-service industry. Multiple reasons contribute to this trend among those the reduction of operating costs but also the greater efficiency and increased convenience for the customers.

At the airport, self-service kiosks and counters are part of the entire passenger journey. By using self-service stations, airlines speed up formalities for travelers and enhance their capacities to provide a better passenger service. Therefore, they are well prepared for the continuing increase in passenger figures.

DESKO’s PENTA Scanner Cube is a full-page scanner that provides a highly functional solution for the integration into self-service installations. Its specific housing set-up allows efficient and flexible mounting in check-in, bag drop, self-boarding or automated border clearance (ABC) kiosks. Based on the well-established PENTA technology, the PENTA Scanner Cube captures and verifies full details from ID cards, passports, visas and boarding passes. An efficient OCR reader captures data from the machine-readable zone while a high-performance barcode enginge supports the reading of barcodes from paper and electronic boarding passes.

Self-service solutions need to be intuitive to handle and solidly constructed. Therefore, the PENTA Scanner Cube includes an extra-large scratch and break resistant scan window that guarantees precise read results wherever the document is placed. In addition, the entire device is water and dust resistant. These characteristics reduce repair costs, eliminate lengthy downtimes and ensure a long working life.


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