Hong Kong International Airport will be using Intermec's Gen2 RFID tags to monitor baggage flow.

Global supply chain solution provider Intermec says its RFID Gen 2 printers will be installed at check-in counters to

further enhance the existing RFID baggage sorting system, which was first installed in 2005. According to the company, HKIA is the first airport in the world to implement an end-to-end RFID baggage tagging/sorting system.

The Airport Authority has selected Intermec EasyCoder PF2i Baggage Tag Printers with integrated Gen 2 RFID modules to enable the use of baggage tags with embedded RFID Gen2 chips. As the system does now, the printer will print the flight and baggage data on the bag tag as visual barcode information. In addition, the integrated RFID module will encode the data to the RFID Gen 2 chip. The bag tags will be attached to all check-in baggage, which then will be sorted and loaded according to the RFID data. Intermec will install and provide service for the new printer system, as well.

Award-winning Hong Kong International Airport is the world's fifth busiest international passenger airport and runs the world's busiest air cargo operation. Almost 41 million air passengers traveled through HKIA in 2005. HKIA hosts more than 80 airlines, linking Hong Kong with more than 140 destinations around the globe.

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