posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 11:55 PM
I saw this on my local news last night, it is the largest RFID system in Asia. The chips are in the baggage labels, you know the big ones with the fat
bar code on them. At the present they only get added to baggage leaving Hong Kong.
Edit to add: I didn't read the article properly the first time, they actually bought this stuff back in 04 and it went live yesterday!! The planning,
4 years in the making!!
The news last night said that it would increase the speed at which baggage could be tracked, and increase the amount of baggage that could be moved by
around 5%. Also it would improve the effectiveness and reliability from around 80 something % to around 97%. Thus I suppose they won't loose so many
Another fantastic way to get RFID in to the mainstream.
How long will it be before all major airports are using this "baggage" tracking technique?
How much of a jump is it to all suit cases coming pre chipped - to save checking in time!!
[edit on 16/1/08 by ChiKeyMonKey]