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NCR announced a mobile milestone today with news that more than 3 million digital boarding passes have been delivered to travelers using NCR Mobile Pass.
The service delivers a patented 2D bar code onto a mobile device, allowing passengers to check in remotely and go directly to airport security checkpoints when they arrive at an airport, according to a news release from the company.
With the addition of NCR Dynamic Wallet and NCR Ad Injection functionality, mobile boarding passes become more useful to travelers, the announcement said. The Dynamic Wallet feature updates passengers in real time with information such as boarding gates and departure times, while Ad Injection delivers messages to passengers that might include discount or upgrade offers.
With NCR Dynamic Wallet, information on passengers' mobile boarding passes, such as boarding gate and flight departure times, is updated in real time and eliminates the need for travelers to check central flight information areas or check flight status with airline agents.
"In addition to making traveling easier — allowing passengers to check in on their own schedules, bypass check-in counter lines at the airport and go right to the security checkpoint — there's definitely a 'cool' factor to using mobile boarding passes that's exciting for travelers," said NCR Travel Vice President and General Manager Tyler Craig.
Currently, 11 airlines offer the NCR Mobile Pass. NCR will display its mobile boarding pass technology at the upcoming Passenger Terminal Expo 2013, April 9-11 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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