Boarding Pass on Your Cell Phone

Posted: December 18, 2007 in Tech

A new boarding pass system has been launched this week, according to The Transportation Security Administration and Continental Administration. It is a first for the U.S., following Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, some of which implemented this system as long as three years ago.

The passengers will receive a code on their cell phone or PDA which will become their boarding pass. The technology used for these codes is different from the one used on the barcodes we all know. Considering the amount of information stored, a new 2D technology will be used to create a complex pattern of squares, capable of storing much more information, such as the passenger’s name and flight information.

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