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NFC Forum unveils tag-certification initiative, calls for participation ••• Fly Delta app adds push notifications for baggage check-in ••• DHS releases strategic principles for securing Internet of Things ••• Fior Markets' 2016 global handheld RFID terminal market report ••• Siemens' new RFID readers for flexible applications ••• Thinfilm, Bedford offer smart hangtag for NFC mobile marketing ••• Gooee partners with PointGrab to enhance smart lighting platform.
By Rich Handley

Fly Delta App Adds Push Notifications for Baggage Check-in

Radio frequency identification luggage tags are already attached to bags everywhere that Delta Air Lines flies. Now, customers will receive live push notifications from critical points along their bags' journey. A quick note will let a customer know when his or her baggage has been successfully loaded onto an aircraft, as well as which carousel it will arrive at for pickup.

The Fly Delta app
Delta is the only carrier that has implemented an RFID bag-tracking solution on a global scale, the company reports. A recent study conducted by the International Air Transport Association indicated that an industry-wide global RFID solution could reduce the number of mishandled bags by up to 25 percent by 2022.

Other recent updates to the Fly Delta app include integration of the "Today" view and boarding pass into a single screen; dynamic updates to the electronic boarding pass to ensure that seat, gate and flight information are always up to date; increased visibility with the "Track My Bags" feature now offering a "Track On Map" option; a faster ticket-purchase experience, due to the elimination of the need to re-verify each leg of a trip while shopping; and the fixing of several bugs and performance issues.

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