Hong Kong Companies win contracts to supply Hong Kong International Airport with RFID Products and Services

June 9, 2009

Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) has been awarded by ETI Consulting Ltd (ETIC), Jardine Engineering Corporation (JEC) and Shun Hing Systems Integration Corporation (SHSI) contracts to provide the latest RFID UHF Gen 2 RFID equipment to support ETIC’s Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) Software for implementation of RFID in Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) Terminal 1. HKIA continues to be the industry leader in using RFID technologies to improve efficiencies and security in airport operations.

“We are extremely pleased to see Hong Kong companies have the technical depth and performance to meet the rigorous selection criteria of HKIA. RFID is also one of the key enabling technologies supported by the Government’s R&D Centre on Logistics and Supply Chain Management,” said Duncan Pescod, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) for Hong Kong’s Government.

“HKIA prides itself on being devoted and innovative in meeting customer expectation through technology upgrade and process revamp. The use of RFID-enabled technology, which has greatly enhanced the reliability and efficiency of the baggage handling system, is another example of such commitments,” said Ricky Leung, General Manager, Technical Services, Airport Authority Hong Kong, believing the team made up of JEC, SHSI, CSL and ETIC has the right expertise to provide the airport with all the necessary hardware and software support.

“The CSL team is extremely honored that HKIA recognized that our CS461 4-port reader and matched antennas could handle the dense mode operating environment and reliability demands of the Hong Kong airport,” said Jerry Garrett, Managing Director of Convergence Systems Limited.

“CSL has done an outstanding job of developing high performance CS461 UHF RFID reader and associated antennas. We find their equipment easy to install and very robust for the demanding operation environment of the airport,” said Edward Wong, President of ETI Consulting Ltd.

“JEC’s aim is to utilize engineering, sourcing and project management best practices to deliver our products, services & projects which enable our customers, like HKIA, to operate their facilities to a world class standard. Working with ETIC on the RFID solution in HKIA’s baggage handling system is a good example to demonstrate our full commitment and support to our customers,” said Mr. C. K. Tam, General Manager, E&M Contracting, Jardine Engineering Corporation.

“ETIC’s project management skills and commitment to rigorous sub systems testing makes seamless integration of the RFID system possible,” said Mr. K.C. Ho, Manager, Project Department, Shun Hing Systems Integration Co. Ltd.

About Convergence Systems Limited: Founded in 2000, Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) is a leading engineering company and manufacturer of RFID (radio frequency identification) readers, antennas, RFID modules, and RFID tags. CSL’s readers have built-in middleware and edge server application software supporting iPx and EPC Gen2 specifications. CSL was established to deliver a broad portfolio of RFID products to distributors and system integrators in logistic management, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, access control, asset and security management, transportation, and retail industries around the world. CSL is a member of EPCglobal. www.convergence.com.hk

CSL is affiliated with Chung Nam Electronics (CNE) and is a member of the Chung Nam Group. The group was founded in 1935 and has over 12,000 employees with global operations. CNE is a value-added Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Company with OEM and ODM capabilities. CNE provides total outsourcing solutions to international clients through value engineering and interactive design. Specializing in RF & wireless technologies, CNE’s products include: RFID tags and readers, 802.11 a/b/g/n Network Interface Modules/Cards, Wi-Fi Internet Radio Products, RF Point-Of-Sales System and GPS/GSM tracking systems. www.cne.com.hk

About ETI Consulting Limited: Established in 2003, ETI Consulting Ltd (ETIC) facilitates the transfer of e-business technologies developed by the University of Hong Kong’s E-Business Technology Institute (ETI) to the market and has made significant progress in achieving a leading position in the information technology field.

ETIC offers high-impact, customized and value-added consulting services to help organizations to develop and implement e-business strategies, improve their operations, and capitalize on e-business technology.

ETIC expertise covers a wide range of technologies such as Wireless Applications and Systems, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), Supply Chain Management, IT Security, BI (Business Intelligence) and Business Process Integrations.

About Jardine Engineering Corporation:  Established in Shanghai in 1923, Jardine Engineering Corporation (JEC) is now one of the region’s leading engineering companies. JEC employs more than 3,000 staff in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Macau, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore. It has extensive expertise in multiple engineering disciplines including Building Services, Air-Conditioning, Building Automation, Material Handling, Environmental and Industrial Engineering. Services offered include Contracting, Material & Building Product Sourcing, Operation & Maintenance, and Renovation. It has joint ventures with Trane in the region and an agricultural and construction chemical distribution business in the Philippines.

In Hong Kong Airport, JEC established a strong project management team and delegated maintenance workforce providing specialized engineering services for HKIA. JEC is currently the biggest E&M contractor participating in HKIA’s Baggage Handling System Capacity Enhancement Project. Meanwhile JEC is also one of the key maintenance contractor offering breakdown and preventive maintenance services to ensure the sophisticated baggage handling system is always operating in a very high reliability and availability level.

About Shun Hing Systems Integration Co., Ltd: Established in 2002, Shun Hing Systems Integration Co., Ltd. (SHSI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Shun Hing Group that was founded in 1953 and is one of the largest and most famous private companies based in Hong Kong.

The primary goal of SHSI is to provide the best “Total Engineering Solution” to clients and SHSI is fully committed to offering the most professional systems integration and project implementation services including:

• System design;
• Project management;
• System installation & integration;
• Testing & Commissioning;
• Maintenance support services;
• Health & Safety management;
• Quality & Environmental management;
• Integrated Management; and
• Equipment procurement, supply and logistics services.

Professional teams in System Integration Division can deliver full turnkey solutions in E & M and ELV systems with related services including but not limited to baggage & material handling systems, traffic control system, LED & LCD display systems and train-born media broadcasting system.

Dedicated team in Telecommunication Division is specialized in providing state-of-the-art digital/analogue communication related systems covering optical transmission, broadband network, microwave & tetra radio systems for applications in high quality streaming audio and video with high speed data communication.

As an active and experienced system integrator, SHSI was the first one to be awarded for a series projects in the BHS Capacity Enhancement in HKIA.

Issued on behalf of Convergence Systems Limited: By EBA Communications Ltd.

For further information please contact: Barton Chui (EBA): (852) 2537 8022,  (email: barton.chui@ebacomms.com)

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