Daily press, 2017-12-04, 09:45 AM
thyssenkrupp launches AGILE elevator enhancement package to improve passenger wait and travel times in a safer, more personalized environment
- New AGILE features allow building managers to more intelligently group and assign passengers to elevators, move people more rapidly to their destination, adjust passenger flow in real-time and personalize touchscreens and kiosks
- thyssenkrupp’s latest innovation bridges the gap between traditional elevator systems and the elevators of the future by providing a smart environment of unprecedented connectivity and personalization
The AGILE family of next-generation elevator enhancers marks a key step in thyssenkrupp’s journey to deliver improved urban mobility around the world. AGILE transforms elevators into a seamless mobility ecosystem of nimble connectivity that provides greater system control, efficiency, security, customization and comfort.
Sold individually or as part of a package, the initial offering of AGILE includes Destination Controls, Security Access, Management Center as well as Design Center, the most advanced system of its kind in the industry. The availability of some features may vary by country.
“AGILE is the elevator enhancement package that finally gives customers exactly what they want,” says Fabio Speggiorin, Executive Vice President of Product Life Cycle Management and R&D, thyssenkrupp Elevator AG. “It empowers building managers and owners by putting control and data at their fingertips to optimize the movement of people in buildings. This is where smart urban mobility is headed, and our goal is to make our customers’ world more agile than ever!”
Creating a smarter elevator system that not only improves the passenger experience but makes buildings more efficient requires a series of enhancers, starting with Destination Controls, which shortens ride times with fewer stops and less congestion. With Destination Controls, building managers can now dedicate elevators to specific high-traffic areas as user demand changes while also saving on energy during periods of low demand.
Design Center allows building managers to add color and branding to their elevator touchscreens or kiosks, all easily accessible via a PC or handheld device. Users can post permanent or temporary messages, upload their own images and personalize the number pad with custom labels, buttons and colors. Energy-saving adjustments are also standard, including display brightness and sleep mode time-out.
Remote Data Management enables users to optimize equipment performance and adapt to changing needs from anywhere in the building. This can include surveying traffic, disabling and enabling operation, and viewing status and access to certain floors for a specified time. This actionable intelligence empowers building managers to make smarter decisions to ensure the most efficient elevator operation possible.
Security Access can function independently or integrate with an existing security system, eliminating the need to redesign wiring infrastructure within a building. Various security access levels can be set with the system while also allowing building managers to control security on turnstiles and elevators based on tenant profiles, ensuring a safer environment and providing tenants with enhanced peace of mind.
Our phased rollout has started in the U.S., Canada and Korea and will shortly be followed by Brazil. AGILE will be available in other countries in 2018.
thyssenkrupp is already exploring new applications to integrate into the AGILE platform as it continues to deliver quick, smart and flexible mobility solutions that meet the needs of growing urbanization worldwide.
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thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with a growing share of capital goods and service businesses and traditional strengths in materials. Over 158,000 employees in 79 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2016/2017 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €41.5 billion.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for current and future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.