Solace Supports the Airport Authority Hong Kong in Developing Smart Airport Initiatives

June 16, 2020

Solace, the modern enabler of real-time event-driven data streaming, has been selected by the Airport Authority Hong Kong to develop the Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), which can utilize real-time data to 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.

"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 Ltd, the systems integrator overseeing the implementation of HKIA's IoT platform. "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."

With Solace's technology, HKIA will optimize 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 will help HKIA manage assets more effectively, improving airport operation efficiency and enhancing passenger services.

Andy Bien, chief information officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, "A secure, scalable messaging backbone will play a critical role in revolutionizing 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."

"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-personalized 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."