We recently collaborated with the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to build and evaluate an app that enables travelers and airlines to anticipate check-in wait times. How does this work? Beacon sensors track the beginning and end of TSA lines and transmit the data to the app. The app’s logic then configures how long it will take to get through each check-in line and sends instant recommendations to users (airline staff or travelers).

To date, we’ve completed test runs with Alaska Airlines and Delta. SITA, the largest specialist in information and communications technology for air transport, is currently working with airports to install Beacons. This opens opportunities for app developers to create new services in partnership with airports around the world.