TynTec, a mobile messaging operator, has joined IATA’s Strategic Partnerships programme, EyeforTravel.com
has reported. TynTec, which already works for a number of companies in the airline sector including British Airways, will be participating in IATA’s Bar Coded Boarding Passes (BCBP) initiative, which is aimed at working with airlines and their IT providers to enhance the customer self-service experience with mobile boarding passes as well as improving airline operations through real-time ticket status.
TynTec offers a managed service that provides strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs) guaranteeing the reliability of SMS communication during check-in and the authenticity of the 2D barcode during boarding. SMS, in combination with the mobile internet, is the preferred delivery mechanism for 2D barcodes due to its simplicity, international reach and ubiquity across all handset models. TynTec provides guaranteed SMS delivery using their carrier-grade connection into the global mobile backbone. The company hopes to use the new IATA Strategic Partner status to extend their reach in the airline industry, which is committed to providing mobile boarding passes by 2010.
Markus Kramer, Director of Enterprise Messaging, TynTec said, “The ubiquity of the mobile makes SMS a perfect medium for delivering vital information to customers and staff around the world and we’re in a hugely strong position to help the industry fulfill that potential.”