Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Airport Solution Showcase 2018

Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Airport Solution Showcase 2018


Hosted by the Airport Authority of Hong Kong, the annual Smart Airport Technovation Conference and Exhibition 2018 was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This year’s theme was on the Internet of Things (IoT), as the Airport Authority seeks to pursue avenues towards a smarter and more connected airport solution – driven by the power of digital innovation. Invited by the Airport Authority, Motherapp was one of the exhibitors for the conference.

With a booth to showcase our products and services, the Motherapp team has chosen to display our digital innovation capabilities in a live demonstration under the theme of “Connected Airport through IoT Sound and Light”.

Using artificial intelligence (AI), IoT and data analytics, our live demonstration involved the use of AI-powered video analytics to detect human behaviour and object recognition. This analytic solution utilizes CCTV cameras installed at certain areas of concern at the airport, MTR stations, and selected escalators where safety has become an issue due to large objects obstructing the walkway (i.e. luggage).

At a highly sensitive and busy hub like the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), safety and security are huge priorities. With our smart city innovations, we hope to first and foremost address these concerns, subsequently contributing towards a smoother deployment of staff and operations, by optimizing the use of manpower with advanced technology.

Implementing connected IoT hardware solutions can also help execute more efficient crowd management during peak travel periods.

Please refer to the video below for an example: when items such as large baggage are detected at the escalator, a sound and lighting trigger will activate to remind said passenger to take the lift instead, for safety purposes.

This is done in an integrated IoT environment where Motherapp’s Smart City solution platform sends signals in real-time to respective connected lights and speakers. These have been pre-instructed to act upon the aforementioned real-time triggers and perform pre-determined actions.

Besides our self-developed AI video analytics technology and deep-learning capabilities in the Smart City Environment – with an intimate network of solution partners, we are better able to offer an all-encompassing comprehensive solution.

This end-solution covers audio, visual, and even pre-set environmental triggers like lighting or sound, on top of real-time internal communications to provide a holistic environment for optimal detection and incident prevention. In time-sensitive, precarious situations, this comprehensive network of software (IoT sensors, triggers) and hardware communicators make a world of difference solely based on the simple act of connectivity.

By working with dedicated IoT hardware partners in Hong Kong, we can easily obtain the best quality hardware for superior performance. For CCTV cameras, our partner offers a variety of visuals such as four different sensors in one camera to observe different angles, an HD 360 panoramic fish-eye camera that presents a sharp image even when zoomed in, and thermal camera for human and vehicle detection, which gives us the highest degree of accuracy for data analytic purposes.

Notwithstanding, with an integrated IoT sound intelligence system,  sensors within designated speakers are able to detect a variety of sounds. By applying the system within an airport environment, sounds that can be detected include cries for help, echoes from the impact of a person falling over, or even variations in the tonality of a person’s voice, which is tremendously helpful in threatening scenarios.

By integrating the innovative capabilities of this different hardware with our software expertise, we are able to offer an all-in-one solution for our Hong Kong clients in whichever situation or environment they require it. The adaptability and flexibility of our integrated technology has already been deployed in a variety of scenarios – smart city, theme park crowd management, manufacturing plants, plus many more.

To learn more about our IoT, AI or Smart Operations technology, you may view our articles at their respective links, visit our expertise page, or get in touch with us directly at [email protected] to feed your curiosity.

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