Travel Document Authorization System (TDAS)


An airport serves as the first impression of a city or country, making it crucial to ensure a positive experience. Airports face the challenge of managing constantly arriving and departing passengers, handling luggage, maintaining security, and facilitating cargo movement. To ensure smooth operations around the clock, efficiency is paramount.

As global airline passenger traffic continues to increase, the need for safe and efficient movement of people has never been more critical. TAV Technologies’ TDAS product utilizes real-time data to instantly verify or deny passenger clearance against airport and airline systems. This solution enhances security, reduces queues, and provides valuable data for improving the passenger experience and airport operations.

The key benefits of TAV Technologies’ TDAS product include:

  • Fast and efficient security checkpoint verification
  • Self-service or agent-assisted clearance options
  • Verification against airport or airline systems
  • Conformance with local authority systems
  • Improved customer experience and operational efficiency

TAV Technologies’ TDAS is highly flexible, scalable, and can be customized to meet the specific needs of airports and passengers.


  1. Enhanced Security:
  • Ensures valid boarding pass access based on business rules
  • Clear decision-making on allowing or denying access, reducing human error and increasing passenger throughput
  • Enables easy enforcement of regulations and reduces potential fraud
  1. Seamless Integration:
  • Integrates with Airport Management Systems, Airline Systems, and Local Authorities, enabling a seamless and integrated verification process
  • Ready for integration with advanced technologies such as Biometrics, Passenger Tracking, and Queue Management
  1. Airport Optimization:
  • Provides visibility into passenger flows within the airport, allowing airside ground handlers at boarding gates to access passenger lists on the airside
  • Takes a step towards the self-service revolution, reducing queue times
  • Provides valuable and actionable data to support Business Intelligence
  1. Passenger Experience:
  • Facilitates a new outlook on customer relations and personalized experiences
  • Creates new touchpoints with customers that can be converted into service and revenue opportunities, such as updates, tailored services, and upselling


  • Open Architecture: Allows integration with airline DCSs, airport systems (AODB/FIDS/BRS, etc.), and local authority systems. It can also be extended with related systems such as Business Intelligence and Queue Management.
  • Standalone/Integrated Mode: Can be used as a standalone solution or integrated with other TAV IT suite solutions, such as AODB, RMS, FIDS, and more.
  • Mobile or Fixed Equipment: Offers flexibility and mobility with e-Gates or handheld terminals (HHT) suitable for different terminal areas and business needs.
  • Enhanced Security: Provides clear “Deny/Allow” decisions, automated validation based on rule-based configuration, and effective enforcement of regulations to reduce potential fraud.
  • Validation Rules: Offers a detailed rule set that can be configured through a user-friendly web-based graphical interface, allowing tailoring based on airport requirements.
  • Boarding Pass Reader: Supports omnidirectional 1D and 2D barcode scanning, including IATA PDF417 2D compliant, IATA and CUTE barcodes, and various 1D and 2D symbologies.
  • Notifications: Generates real-time notifications based on specific passenger actions, allowing the airport operation team to take necessary actions promptly.
  • Real-time Statistics: Provides information such as passenger counts through specific gates, per flight, per airline, etc., enabling evaluation of operational efficiency.
  • Reports: Offers extensive statistics and reporting features to evaluate operational efficiency and facilitate decision-making for future planning.
  • Dashboard: Presents an intuitive and user-friendly dashboard that provides information on different dimensions, such as device type, number of passengers, terminal area, airline, and flight type.
  • Audit: Maintains a full audit trail and history reporting accessible through a web interface.
  • Administration: Offers a user-friendly graphical interface for device setup, validation configuration, user management, and passenger tracking.
  • Business Intelligence: Provides reports on passenger flow, dwell-time, and route through the airport, enriching airport data with accurate passenger information for the benefit of airlines and other airport partners.
  • Optimized Passenger Experience: Provides valuable information about passenger location and activity, allowing integration with other systems for updates, personalized messages, tailored services, and upselling opportunities.
  • Biometric Ready: Ready for integration with self-service passenger flow systems using biometric technologies such as face, fingerprint, and iris recognition.

By utilizing TAV Technologies’ TDAS product, airports can enhance security, improve operational efficiency, and deliver an optimized passenger experience. The solution’s advanced features and flexibility make it a valuable asset for airports striving to provide a seamless and secure travel environment.