CHAIN showcased its comprehensive Smart City and Smart Airport solutions in multiple booths at the Hong Kong International ICT Expo 2019 during 13-16 April 2019, one of the leading trade expos for information and communications technology (ICT) in the region, organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
Among a large flow of visitors, the Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor went right to the CHAIN’s kiosk located at the booth of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO). She watched the demonstration of 3D virtual tour of OGCIO’s new office, introduced by Jackie Wong, Head of Business Development at CHAIN.
The kiosk has complemented with the 4D Immersive CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) as a total solution provided to OCGIO. It is powered by Hybrid Reality Platform (HRP) in which the kiosk serves as a controller to change the scenarios and virtual settings in the CAVE, meanwhile it stands alone as a viewer of the simulated environment.
At the booth of Hong Kong Airport Authority (AA), CHAIN also used the CAVE to showcase the “HKIA Digital Twin” which was developed in partnership between the AA and CHAIN. This Digital Twin system collects real-time data fed from Internet of things (IoT) devices deployed throughout the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and transforms it into a virtual model of ground operations and airport processes.
This pairing of the virtual and physical worlds allows analysis of data and monitoring of airport systems to head off problems before they even occur. Subsequently, it can provide alerts to the airport community, enabling better deployment of resources and resulting in cost saving and enhanced service.
“HKIA Digital Twin” received the Certificate of Merit in the “Smart Business” category at ICT Awards 2019. The system has contained various 3D virtual models at HKIA including the Sky Bridge which is due to open in 2020. It enables users to watch and feel how the Sky Bridge is going to be. With a split-screen device, it delivers users with a first-person experience of unmanned vehicle simulated driving in the runway area.
In collaboration with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), CHAIN demonstrated the Smart Pole, as well as the Ultra-Touch Table showing the Smart Campus of Hong Kong Science Park, a centralized geo-intelligent data hub where raw data collected by IoT devices are imported and analyzed to enhance efficient facilities management.
Wisdom Chan, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at CHAIN, said in the ICT Expo 2019, “We have high hopes that the Expo will be an invaluable opportunity for us to introduce our innovative solutions to buyers and potential partners from both local and overseas. CHAIN’s solutions based on new ICT such as Digital Twin, the IoT, and the CAVE, deliver a one-stop ICT platform to help customers build next-generation connected cities and smart airports. We aim to bring significant benefits to customers in terms of operational efficiency and service quality.”
Jackie Wong, Head of Business Development at CHAIN introduced the Hybrid Reality Platform (HRP) to visitors.
The kiosk demonstrated the virtual environment of the OGCIO's new office.
CHAIN demonstrated the Smart Pole with the Ultra-Touch Table at the ASTRI's booth .