Wednesday, 26 February 2020
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View: Emergency call system makes lifts smart

At the leading international trade fair interlift in Augsburg from 17 to 20 October, the Austrian company View Elevator presented a world first.

Gernot Schöbitz (left), director Kone AG Österreich and Johannes Schober, managing director View. (Photo: © View/Armin Braunsberger)

Under the title “Smart Elevator Safety” a camera-controlled emergency call system for lifts has been developed, which will be unveiled in Augsburg.

Several advantages for operators

View Elevator has been successful on the market for two years with its multimedia display. The innovation was developed by the team around managing director Johannes Schober. There are several advantages for operators to using the system. Information can be displayed and costs saved.

Over a hundred lifts have now been equipped with the innovative display. Thanks to cooperation with Kone AG, which has bought at least 500 View tablets for Austria from View, the number of devices installed has grown rapidly.

The cooperation agreement concluded with Kone is worth 1.2 million euros. But the lift builder’s decision for the View system is at least as important. “This shows,” according to Johannes Schober, “that this renowned group can be certain after strict tests that View can be integrated in its lifts without any problems.”

Barrier-free emergency call system

The Austrian Federal Handicapped Attorney’s Office has certified that “the emergency call system is in particular important for those with vision and hearing impairments and the deaf. The View system is convincing. Consequently, we are in favour of more intensive involvement of lift manufacturers and operators with it.”

The 15-inch dynamic display from View Promotion provides important additional information for all users. The basis is a monitor that serves simultaneously as advertising surface. A speech emergency call module permits people with visual impairments to communicate via speech and control the system.

Furthermore, the dynamic display is fitted with buttons, which permit operating a simple menu. People with restricted fine motor skills benefit from the push-buttons reacting to minimal pressure.

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