Tech firm Solace to develop Hong Kong International Airport's IoT platform

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has chosen tech company Solace to develop its Internet of Things (IoT) platform. 

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 will help HKIA manage assets more effectively, improving airport operation efficiency and enhancing passenger services.

“A secure and 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 of the Airport Authority Hong Kong.

Also, the adoption of Solace’s event broker technology enables 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.

Solace’s chief technology solutions officer Sumeet Puri said: “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.”

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