HML brings 5G and robot security to HKCEC

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) has announced, 9 September, the completion of the installation of 5G infrastructure to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

The HKCEC now boosts 100% 5G coverage spanning event spaces, restaurants to backstage areas. In addition to accommodating a large number of facility users to simultaneously access data-intensive applications and content, the 5G network infrastructure aims to empower exhibitors to integrate physical and online marketing and sales efforts.

The HKCEC has also introduced ‘Captain C,’ a 5G smart robot. Captain C combines 5G network and artificial intelligence technologies. It is equipped with a 360-degree 4K high-definition surveillance camera, infrared detection camera, and a sensor system for detecting smoke and fire.

Captain C can also play a role in the implementation of crowd management or pandemic prevention measures. When a person exhibits a high body temperature or does not wear a mask, Captain C has the capacity to transmit real-time images to the security control room so that appropriate follow-up actions can be taken.

Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of HML, said: “As an industry leader, HML is committed to using smart technology to offer better service to our customers, and we are delighted to be one of the first organisations in Hong Kong to provide high-speed indoor 5G connectivity.” 

HML kicked off the HK$1bn (US$128m) HKCEC Five-year Advancement Project in 2019 to upgrade and refurbish the HKCEC’s facilities and infrastructure over several stages.