Alstef Canada has successfully deployed an enhanced version of its Bagsort Sorting Allocation Control (SAC) software at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada that will enable US Customs Border Protection (CBP) to perform preclearance of passengers on Canadian soil, which requires the processing of baggage and passenger data.
The main deliverables of this project were to facilitate advanced routing logic, including airport specific business rules, full integration with airline systems, image weight identification system functionality Baggage (BIWIS), including weight, image capture, custom level 1 (with weight and imagery), custom level 2 (with passengers and baggage), baggage handling, and US CBP interaction with automatic recall luggages. The solution also controls the Early Bag Storage (EBS) system, which includes 450 individual conveyors.
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“This is a major project where we have successfully deployed our new version of Bagsort for ADM [the airport operator]– one of our main, long-standing customers,” said Paul Marty, IT project manager for the Alstef group. “Teamwork was fundamental to ensure the transfer of knowledge from the development team to the operations team and to guarantee a smooth deployment.”
Alstef Canada system expert, Abdel Eddaoui, commented: “The trust and transparency of the various stakeholders involved in this project was as important as our ability to map all data streams with the precision of the detailed specifications. As we celebrate this important milestone, I would like to thank the entire team for their contribution to this project, including the ADM validation team for maintaining best practices, and the dedication of the Alstef team Canada who led the testing phase through to the successful go-live of the solution.”