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.
“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.
A 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.