July 11, 2006

Self-Service Kiosk system Hong Kong China

PCCW Solutions has received news that it won an $11.77 million contract to develop, build and install a self-service kiosk system for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The system will be connected to the department's existing venue booking services infrastructure. It will also be integrated to the Octopus Payment system and the Smart ID Card Authentication system.

PCCW Solutions is also awaiting the results of bidding for an e-government contract to build an advanced Transport Information System.

That project was put up for re-tender by the government after the Transport Department terminated its contract with IBM in February last year because of delays. The original contract included a one-off cost of about US$4.7 million for devising and implementing the system in 18 months and an annual recurrent cost of US$300,000 for maintaining it over 10 years.

"PCCW Solutions is different from companies such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard because we do not have our own hardware or software products to sell. We work with suppliers that offer the best solutions for our projects," Mr Fok said.

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Posted by keefner at July 11, 2006 12:34 PM