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Thyssenkrupp Elevator launches ‘Liftoff’ mobile app to remotely operate elevators

thyssenkrupp Elevator launches ‘Liftoff’ mobile app

AGILE mobile powered by Liftoff app allows tenants to operate elevators via their smartphones or wearable devices to reduce contamination via surface contact for better protection during COVID-19.  

United States: thyssenkrupp Elevator has launched an easy-to-use touchless solution to operate elevators via their smartphone or wearable device to reduce traffic congestion as well as physical interaction with elevator surfaces, handrails and buttons that might be prone to viruses, bacteria or germs. The users can download the application from an app store and request enrollment for access. The intuitive administration portal can integrate with the most access control companies to synchronize permissions and allows the building management to process user request individually or in batches.

After getting the access, users can create their profile on the mobile application and request floor access and set an access schedule. After getting approval from the building management, the user can access elevators remotely via the AGILE mobile powered Liftoff app. When the tenant enters the building’s lobby and connect with a beacon, the allocated elevator car is promptly displayed on the app and the tenant can quickly get into the car, which saves their time and energy.

President and CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator North America said, “Every property manager, developer, and building owner is responsible for providing the safest systems to ensure the health and wellbeing of all passengers during these very special times. We are proud to offer a robust portfolio of elevator enhancements designed specifically to meet the challenges associated with this pandemic."

The newly built application is a part of AGILE elevator enhancement suite of solutions, which allows building managers to more smartly group and assign passengers for more rapid mobility, adjusting passenger flow in real-time and customize touchscreens and kiosks. The app is a modern approach to the industry’s Destination Dispatch system, that reduces wait time, shortens ride time, and results in less congestion. The building managers can also save energy during periods of low demand while also dedicating elevators to high-traffic areas.

TechSci Research said, “With the rapid pace of urbanization and huge investments in commercial complexes, the penetration of next-gen technology such as IoT and AI in design and technological upgrades are expected to drive the elevator and escalator market growth. Moreover, the integration of cutting-edge technology that enables maintenance schedule, problem detection, and monitor operation pattern would further fuel the market growth.”

According to TechSci Research report “Global Elevator & Escalator Market By Type (Elevator, Escalator, Moving Walk Ways), By Service (New Installation, Modernization, Maintenance & Repair), By Elevator Technology (Hydraulic, Traction & Machine Room-Less Traction), By End-User (Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Infrastructural and Others), By Elevator Door Type (Automatic and Manual), By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2025”, the global elevator & escalator market is projected to grow from $ 85 billion in 2019 to around $ 105 billion by 2025, owing to the rising development of high-rise commercial and residential buildings, increasing capital inflow into the real-estate sector, and growing infrastructure development and construction activities. Moreover, improving after sales services, proactive maintenance and modernization of equipment and use of UltraRope elevator technology for high-rise buildings are expected to positively influence the global elevator and escalator market in the coming years.

According to TechSci Research report India Elevators and Escalators Market By Type of Carriage (Passenger, Freight & Others), By Type of Machinery (Traction & Hydraulic), By Type of Door (Automatic & Manual), By Weight, By End User, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013 – 2023”, India elevators and escalators market stood at $ 1.2 billion in 2017 and is projected to cross $ 2 billion by 2023, on the back of rising urbanization, introduction of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) and increasing number of high-rise residential and commercial buildings across the country. Moreover, government initiatives such as Smart Cities Mission and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), and growing adoption of smart, fast and environment friendly elevators are expected to aid growth in the India elevators and escalators market during the forecast period. Furthermore, rising demand for elevators with Automatic Rescue Device is anticipated to boost the country’s elevators and escalators market in the coming years.

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