Elevators and escalators are the new devices to join the IoT revolution: digital maintenance, emergency services and information systems. Telefónica supports Schindler in this process.
The future of urbanism passes through a new digital transformation that increases the connectivity of most of the devices that we have at our disposal in the day to day. The IoT revolution connects millions of people by creating a global network and completely changing the user experience.
The elevators and escalators from Schindler are a new example of the possibilities offered by IoT connectivity. The Swiss company has developed Schindler Ahead, the first cloud platform that allows a seamless information flow between customers, users and technical service with connected vertical transport equipment.
The platform is powered by artificial intelligence to provide predictive maintenance and improve reliability and uptime of the teams. This system offers a number of interactive and personalized services that improve the operation of buildings and guarantee greater comfort to users.
IoT services require a specifically designed network for that function. For this purpose, Telefónica has made available to Schindler its global roaming network, a service that guarantees the quality and efficiency of the connection.
«As world leaders in IoT, we understand our customers ‘ needs and how IoT solutions can help drive new efficiencies, reach new markets and get closer to their end customers, ” said Juan Vicente Martin, Director of Multinational Customers at Telefónica.
The new elevators and escalators have a predictive analysis system to identify, study and resolve incidents before they happen. The data generated allows you to obtain real-time and personalized information about the operation and management of the teams.
Companies can extract a great benefit from the multiple applications that the Industrial IoT. Digitalization and AI represent the definitive step towards process automation, and increase the reliability, security and availability of the teams.