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Airport Authority Hong Kong progresses its smart airport initiatives

HKIA will optimise data from IoT devices to support initiatives such as real-time equipment location tracking, and predictive maintenance on assets and buildings.

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The implementation is part of HKIA's digital transformation plans
The implementation is part of HKIA's digital transformation plans

The Airport Authority Hong Kong has selected Solace to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to help enhance airport operations efficiency and passenger experience.

 

The adoption of Solace’s event broker technology has enabled critical real-time data flow between the airport’s connected devices and vehicles, preparing HKIA for the full integration of its physical and digital operations.

 

Location tracking

 

With Solace’s technology, HKIA will optimise data from IoT devices to support initiatives such as real-time equipment location tracking, and predictive maintenance on assets and buildings for different airport business units.

 

By enabling the collection, filtration, and flow of real-time information between IoT devices and back-end systems, Solace claims it will help HKIA manage assets more effectively, improving airport operation efficiency and enhancing passenger services.

 

“A secure, scalable messaging backbone will play a critical role in revolutionising our operations and the overall passenger services, reinforcing our commitment to provide a pleasant and unique airport experience to our passengers as a world-class airport,” said Andy Bien, chief information officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong.

 

“Transforming legacy software into individual microservices is a mammoth task that is extremely resource-intensive,” said David Fung, co-founder, E Tag Solution and Services, the systems integrator overseeing the implementation of HKIA’s IoT platform.

“Connected devices can expand the possibilities for new experiences and business models, but only if complemented with an event-driven approach”

“The ease and speed with which Solace’s technology can be deployed made it the ideal solution to fulfill HKIA’s real-time IoT data movement needs.”

 

“Solace is all about driving business value for our customers. We are delighted to support HKIA’s real-time digital transformation goals at a time when customers are increasingly demanding real-time responsiveness and hyper-personalised services,” said Sumeet Puri, chief technology solutions officer, Solace.

 

“Connected devices can expand the possibilities for new experiences and business models, but only if complemented with an event-driven approach that ensures low-latency and high-volume IoT message brokering.”

 

HKIA is an international and regional aviation hub connecting to 220 destinations around the world, including 50 mainland cities. In 2019, HKIA handled 71.5 million passengers.

 

Solace said it aims to helps large enterprises become “modern and real-time” by giving them everything they need to make their business operations and customer interactions event-driven.

 

According to Solace enterprises including SAP, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Canada, and multinational automobile manufacturers such as Renault and Groupe PSA, use its event broker technologies to modernise legacy applications, deploy modern microservices, and build an event mesh to support their hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and IoT architectures.

 

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