Megan Gell
Aug 27, 2018

HKCEC works towards becoming 'smart' venue

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre's introduces new WiFi system and application of IoT (Internet of Things) technology.

HKCEC works towards becoming 'smart' venue

HKCEC Management Limited (HML) has continued to invest in the centre’s infrastructure, services and sustainability practices in yet another busy year.

First on the agenda is a US$3.9 million project to rebuild the entire WiFi system by the end of this year, including the installation of new access points and enhancement of the optical fibre network infrastructure. The new system will deploy advanced high-density WiFi (HD WiFi) provided by Cisco and will support more than 20,000 mobile devices concurrently.

The new network will also support the viewing of 4K streaming videos and real-time social media sharing in a faster and more stable environment. The first stage was completed in January and most of the venues in Phase 1 are running on high-speed WiFi. The better news is that access will continue to be complimentary for users.

Strategically placed temperature and humidity sensors.

Another major project to transition HKCEC to a 'smart' venue has begun, which will see a new Smart Building Management System installed using the latest IoT (Internet of Things) technology to ensure users and visitors will enjoy a comfortable environment across the venue at all times. The target completion date is late 2019.  

“Adjustments can be made automatically according to the data collected and analysed by the Smart Building Management System, which controls and centralises systems for energy, lighting, air conditioning and chiller plant, water supply, ventilation, air quality, people counting, and fire system,” says Gloria Fong, communications manager at HKCEC.

To further uphold HKCEC as a choice venue for high-security events, HML is undergoing a three-year project to upgrade its CCTV system, to install a new electronic access control system, and to renovate the security control offices.


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