HONG KONG, November 8, 2011 – PCCW Solutions, a subsidiary of Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, and GS1® Hong Kong, a part of the global GS1 organization dedicated to improving supply chain efficiencies, are co-launching a cloud-based ezTRACK™ platform which enables users to gain visibility of entire supply chains and track and trace the flow of goods and product information in real-time via the Internet.
Riding on PCCW Solutions' expertise in cloud computing and extensive data center network, and GS1 Hong Kong's EPCIS-standard (Electronic Product Code Information Services) traceability network, ezTRACK provides comprehensive functional coverage across six solutions, allowing enterprises to improve operational efficiency, gain greater business intelligence, as well as maximize their competitive advantage and profitability.
The full suite of ezTRACK includes:
The ezTRACK platform brings tremendous benefits to all users in the supply chain, including brand owners, manufacturers, logistic providers and retailers. These benefits include:
Mr. George Fok, Managing Director of PCCW Solutions, said, "Riding on our full spectrum of cloud computing services, PCCW Solutions brings in this globalized traceability platform with advanced business applications to enterprises, enabling them to collaborate seamlessly and efficiently with trading partners around the world. Our goal is to help enterprises transform their operation and business, optimize operational efficiency, increase supply chain visibility, uplift product quality and safety, and ultimately enhance the quality of life for people."
Ms. Anna Lin, Chief Executive of GS1 Hong Kong, said, "Stepping into a new E-era, Internet of Things (IoT) becomes one of the new dimensions to shape the world and society. ezTRACK, an EPCIS-standard traceability network, which is also conceived as IoT, brings tangible business benefits, such as high visibility on product management, improved life-cycle management, supply chain modernization, and better collaboration between enterprises."
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. PCCW also holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited.
As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW/HKT offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms - fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the local and international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations. To learn more about PCCW and HKT, please visit www.pccw.com.
About PCCW Solutions
PCCW Solutions is an operating division of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited and holds the PCCW Group's telecoms services, media and IT solutions businesses. PCCW/HKT is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies.
PCCW Solutions is the IT and business process outsourcing flagship of the Group. Responsible for a growing number of large-scale IT projects in the public and private sectors, PCCW Solutions holds a wealth of experience and expertise and is viewed as a major industry player in Greater China. To learn more about PCCW Solutions, please visit www.pccwsolutions.com.
About GS1 Hong Kong
Founded in 1989 by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, GS1 Hong Kong is a not-for-profit industry-led organization. It is committed to enhancing Hong Kong enterprises' competitiveness through the provision of global supply chain standards, best practices and enabling technologies. As GS1's local chapter, GS1 Hong Kong is authorized to issue and administer GS1 identification numbers in Hong Kong. Standards and solutions offered include bar coding services, B2B e-commerce services, Global Data Synchronization (GDS) and Electronic Product CodeTM / Radio Frequency Identification (EPC/RFID). The organization also hosts a wide range of training courses to facilitate knowledge transfer for SCM principles, e-business strategies, global standards and the implementation of enabling technologies. The GS1 community has over one million corporate members spanning over 150 countries and economies and more than 20 industries around the world. For more information about GS1 Hong Kong, please visit: www.gs1hk.org.
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Group Communications Manager
Tel: +852 2883 8747
GS1 Hong Kong
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