The Butterfly Effect of SITA Acquiring Materna IPS

SITA’s announcement that it is buying the self-bag drop vendor, Materna IPS, is the third major acquisition in the airport technology space this year and will undoubtedly leave some of the competition considering what their response should be.   Worth noting is that this deal is a little different to Amadeus’ acquisition of Vision-Box, or Entrust’s…

A Lotta Iota  

Introduction  As alluded to in a previous article, there is a fundamental difference between fossil fuels being used for energy production and renewable energy production notwithstanding the ecological and climate benefits. This difference is point of generation (PoG). Fossil fuels must be recovered from the earth and transported to where they can be used. For…

Press Release: Smart Shipping Revenues Expected to Exceed $540 million in 2024

Introducing Valour Consultancy’s brand-new report: The Future of Smart Shipping – 2024. The second edition to our highly popular 2020 report offers an in-depth analysis of the evolving landscape of smart shipping in the maritime industry, highlighting significant changes that have taken place over the last four years.   In the wake of global disruptions, the…

ABC eGates: Making Travel Easy as 1-2-3

As we continue to roll out updates to our new smart airports tracker service, we’re providing readers with top-level insights into how the market for self-service, automation and biometric equipment across the various passenger touchpoints is developing. Last month, we focussed on self-bag drop in what turned out to be a hugely popular article and…

Unpacking The Self-Bag Drop Market 

Valour Consultancy recently completed the third update to its fledgling smart airport tracker service, which provides clients with an unrivalled view of new technology adoption in airports. This includes a line-by-line view of biometric, self-service and automation equipment installations across various passenger touchpoints throughout the world. Since data was last released at the tail end…

IFEC Tracker Update (Q3 2023)

To supplement our in-depth annual deep dive into the in-flight connectivity (IFC) and in-flight entertainment (IFE) markets, Valour currently produces two tracker databases designed to keep those with a vested interest in the IFEC arena updated on installation activity and emerging trends. Recognising the growing link between these two markets, the production of the Q1…