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  1. All systems go for electronic tags at Chek Lap Kok

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez The airport's phased adoption of RFID technology for baggage handling will cut costs and enhance efficiency The Airport Authority, backed by an extensive series of tests, ... and procurement at the Airport Authority, said Hong Kong's phased migration to electronic tags for baggage handling satisfied the requirements of airlines and other relevant service providers. ...

  2. All systems go for electronic tags at Chek Lap Kok

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BIEN PEREZ The Airport Authority, backed by an extensive series of tests, has completed the roll-out of Asia's single largest deployment of radio frequency identification (RFID) ... location and luggage collection. Wong Yiu-fai, head of technical services and procurement at the Airport Authority, said Hong Kong's phased migration to electronic tags for baggage handling ...

  3. False signal caused blackout at airport

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Component built to last for 10 years failed prematurely The Airport Authority has identified the reasons behind the power blackout at Chek Lap Kok earlier this month, and has ... disruption at the airport's passenger terminal on June 10 was caused by the premature failure of a component built to last for 10 years. The authority has since replaced all similar components ...

  4. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific eyes hi-tech 'self-boarding' gates in Hong Kong

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Authority and we'll finalise the supplier [of the technology] in the next 12 to 18 months "We are looking at the project along with the Airport Authority and we'll finalise ... hi-tech 'self-boarding' gates in HK Cathay Pacific Airways is considering installing "self-boarding" gates at the airport, which would speed up boarding procedures and improve ...

  5. News - World - AVIATION

    US airports replace 'strip search' X-ray scanners

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Chicago

    ... Associated Press in Chicago US airports replace 'strip search' X-ray scanners The US government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports ... it is making the switch to speed up lines at crowded airports, not to ease passenger privacy concerns, but civil liberties groups hope the change signals that the old equipment will eventually go ...

  6. News - Asia - AIRPORT SECURITY

    Hitachi unveils airport boarding gate that can detect bombs in seconds

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The machine, which is being tested at airports, analyses air particles from passengers' hands Hitachi unveils gate that detects bombs in seconds Plane passengers could soon be scanned for bombs as they swipe their boarding pass, a Japanese company said, unveiling the world's first explosive-detecting departure gate. Yesterday engineers from ...

  7. Transmission power increased for digital radio after talks with mainland authorities

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) after detailed assessment. For the licensees' subsequent requests to increase the transmission power, there is a need to co-ordinate with the mainland to avoid signal interference owing to our geographical proximity. After discussions with mainland authorities, OFCA agreed in late 2011 to increase the transmission power at various ...

  8. Airfoil allows music to wing its way to AirPort Express

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... Danyll Wills You have run two interesting articles in the past two weeks on downloading music. You may well be interested in this product (www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/). It seems to do what Ian Johnston sought. I have yet to try it, but plan to. Alan Wright Address supplied I have had a look at this and it certainly appears to be interesting. I have not bought an AirPort ...

  9. Authors take on Apple over pirated books

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and are demanding 6.5 million yuan (HK$7.90 million) in compensation for copyright violation. The Writers' Rights Alliance, representing six authors, filed the case with the Beijing No 2 Intermediate ... The best-selling authors include novelist and popular blogger Han Han, Murong Xuecun, Kong Ergou, Xiaoqiao Laoshu and He Ma. Alliance spokesman Bei Zhicheng was quoted by China National Radio's ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How can Hongkongers avoid being struck by lightning?

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Chan

    ... John Chan Staying indoors is vital when a storm approaches. A system called Atlas lets ground workers at Hong Kong airport know when to take shelter How can we avoid being struck ... weather forecast provided by the Hong Kong Observatory, so that you know about any approaching thunderstorms. Open areas do not come any more open than on the aprons of an airport. Ground workers ...




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