The IATA Technical Peripheral Specifications (ITPS) formerly the AEA Technical Specifications, describes all exchanges of Departure Control Systems (DCSs) to device communication and all device responses. These are required in order to use standard airline devices defined for "Common Use" (or dedicated).

​Device communications covered

ITPS covers devices such as:

  • ATB (Automated Ticketing and Boarding Pass Printer)
  • BTP (Baggage Tag Printers), including new RFID encoding details
  • BGR and E-Gates (Boarding Gate Readers and Self-Boarding Gates) with Biometric Validation
  • SBD (Self-Baggage Drop) and SD (Scale Device)

Target Audience

All stakeholders willing to develop or use standard devices, in private areas or on CUSS/CUPPS platforms, present at most airports worldwide, are:

  • Airlines and DCS application providers
  • Hardware vendors
  • Solution providers
  • Airports - for a definition of their needs or technical maintenance follow-up

Key topics covered in this edition

  • E-Gates as well as BGRs have touchscreen (TSC) added for Exit Row handling with passenger questionnaires and optional airline text
  • Allow automated Zone Boarding on E-Gates with arbitrary text (and display)
  • Added new Biometric Unique Identifier (BUID) and XF transaction code for generic Biometric Identification for the Traveler Verification Service offered by US Customs and Border Protection
  • Added audio file management on E-Gates
  • Added MG#Tx to allow text to be sent to graphics display in any language (as UTF-8) for all BGRs
  • New XA transaction added for accounting purposes for all AEA devices
  • Numerous enhancements for RFID handling for BTPs to allow airlines to follow the IATA initiative for worldwide usage of RFID
  • Numerous additional enhancements and clarifications on implementation details
  • PECTAB Element K handling explained for BTPs
  • SQNI implementation details explained for all AEA devices

IATA Technical Peripheral Specifications 2019-2020

Edition: 2019-2020
Media: Windows
Language: English
Regular Price: US $3500
9754-02 - Discounts available for IATA Member Airlines & Strategic Partners

2019 ITPS Floating EN

Edition: 2019-2020
Media: Software Application
Language: English
Regular Price: US $17500
9755-02 - The sharing option. For more information such as features & tech specs, go to Requires your IT department's support. Discounts available for IATA Member Airlines & Strategic Partners.