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Schindler launches new modular hitech elevators

Schindler, a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services, has announced the launch of its new modular elevator generation equipped with innovative technologies, including touchless technology, advanced connectivity, and additional digital services that allow for a brand-new passenger experience.
Rapid urbanisation coupled with an increasingly aging population is driving demand for more intelligent cities that put people first. In response, Schindler has created an elevator range based on a new modular approach with harmonized systems and components.
Next to providing a more seamless and interactive user experience, the new range will improve the way elevators look and feel, while giving architects increased design freedom and providing building owners with instant performance tracking in real-time.
Schindler said it will begin releasing globally the new modular elevator range, named Schindler 1000, Schindler 3000, and Schindler 5000 during 2020, starting with Asia and Europe. 
“We add the extra to the ordinary and have built a new modular elevator generation with customers and passengers in mind,” remarked Christian Schulz, member of the Group Executive Committee, responsible for Operations. 
“One example is that the elevator can now easily be used as an infotainment platform,” he stated.
Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move more than 1.5 billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 65,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
According to Schulz, the new range also enables real-time performance tracking and adaptive maintenance, reducing downtime of the units, while integrating Schindler’s touchless transit management system PORT into its entire product range. All these new functionalities are channeled via leading cyber security standards, he stated.
Moreover, as health and well-being have become even more important in recent months, Schindler recognises the need for innovative contactless solutions, said the top official. 
In response, the new generation incorporates into common existing solutions touchless functionality such as gesture-controlled landing operating panels and an interface that allows users to remotely interact with the operating panel by using the myPORT smartphone app, he added.
In line with the introduction of the new elevator generation, Schindler is relaunching Schindler Digital Plan and Design, a web-based application for architects and planners to plan and design an elevator tailored to their individual needs, said the company in a statement.
In addition, the new elevator range shows lower CO2 emissions with less environmental impact compared to today’s solutions, it added.-TradeArabia News Service