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App from thyssenkrupp Elevator allows elevators to be operated via smartphone

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App from thyssenkrupp Elevator allows elevators to be operated via smartphone

55 Hudson Yards in NYC is the first building to pilot the technology.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | February 11, 2021

The AGILE mobile powered by Liftoff app, from thyssenkrupp Elevator, allows tenants to operate elevators via their smartphone or wearable device. The app is available on Android or iOS devices and helps to avoid elevator traffic congestion as well as physical interaction with elevator surfaces, buttons, and handrails.

Users must download the app and request enrollment. An administration portal allows the building management to process user requests individually or in batch uploads. Building management can also use the portal to create tenant groups and floor access schedules.

After receiving access, users can then create a profile and request floor access and setting access schedules. Once approved, the user can then begin accessing elevators remotely via the app. When the user enters the building’s lobby and connects with a beacon, a prompt is sent to the elevator system and the pre-selected floor is registered. The allocated elevator car is then displayed on the app for them to select.

AGILE mobile powered by Liftoff is currently being piloted at 55 Hudson Yards, a 1.3-million-square-foot, 51-story commercial office tower located on Manhattan’s West Side.

 

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