COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Update
To our valued customers and partners The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all of our lives and as the world responds to this outbreak our thoughts are with the people affected and the medical teams working hard around the clock to save lives. At IBS Software, we're working hard to do our part by ensuring the health and safety of our employees as they work remotely to support our customers and maintain a high level of service. We continue to monitor the situation closely and remain confident that we will be able to operate on a relatively normal basis, despite the constantly ev...
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Cargo Can't Talk (Or Can They?)

Cargo Can't Talk (Or Can They?)
"Beep..."  RKN1212ZZ wakes up with a start. "...HQSAL001 calling coolcontainer" - the message comes through loud and clear. RKN1212ZZ responds "coolcontainer ready and receiving, state your command". Pat comes the reply "coolcontainer status report?"A pause, RKN1212ZZ checks her bearings - she'd made the long 10 hour intercontinental flight and had just checked in to the cool and secure confines of the special cargo facility. "Temperature at 10o Celsius, within tolerance of 8o to 12o Celsius; Battery 60%; GPS indicates position within acceptable variance of planned itinerar...
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Flourishing at Ancillary Retailing

Flourishing at Ancillary Retailing
At IBS Software, we are creating a series of blog posts to help airlines understand the parameters and think through the approach they need to adapt to move up the ancillary ladder and flourish at ancillary merchandising. This is the first in the series that gives an overview of key levers that the successful airlines get right in quest of achieving ancillary leadership. We will go deeper into each of the levers in subsequent blogs. Introduction The term 'ancillary' comes from the Latin word ancillaris, meaning 'maidservant'. The most common meaning of the word – the way most of us are aware o...
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Still sending low-resolution digital photos at GPRS/Edge speed? It is 2020!!

Still sending low-resolution digital photos at GPRS/Edge speed? It is 2020!!
Way back in September 2007, I had traveled to the USA to visit my friend Ted. As part of travel gear, I carried four different devices - a Motorola V60 cellphone, a Canon digital camera, a Garmin navigation system and a PSP portable - plus cable, chargers and batteries.  Mobile Communication Standards and the Process in 2007 ​ Back in 2007, the mode of mobile communication was GPRS and the maximum size of digital pictures was 3.2 MP. The process of sending a photo from USA during my stay there, to family and friends was as follows:Take the picture with the Canon digital cameraCo...
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Flygskam – Airlines to take note! Can Carbon turn Oxygen for the Airline Industry?

Flygskam-Airlines-to-take-note-Can-Carbon-turn-Oxygen-for-the-Airline-Industry
The flight shame movements  According to a recent survey, one in seven people will shun flying even if it means using more expensive and less convenient alternatives. By now, you would all have heard of Greta Thunberg, the teenage activist who has thrust climate change into the spotlight. And by extension, the adverse impact that the aviation industry is having on the environment. The words flygskam, tågskryt, Att smygflyga, #jagstannarpåmarken may not be familiar to most, but with the increased public awareness of climate change, the English equivalents – "flight shame", "train brag...
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