George Schmitt & Co., a leading producer of RFID enabled labels, has been awarded the contract for RFID-enabled baggage handling at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The labels use Alien Technology’s Squiggle tags.
HKIA operates twenty-four hours a day, and is one of the world’s busiest airports in terms of international passenger and cargo movement. In 2007, HKIA handled 47.8 million passengers and 3.7 million tons of cargo. It has won several notable international “Best Airport” awards.
“We are very happy with the 21″ RFID baggage tag and the 2″ x 4″ RFID transfer labels we are receiving from George Schmitt & Co. The improved read rates have had a positive impact on the baggage handling process,” said Mark Turner, assistant general terminal business manager of Airport Authority of Hong Kong.