Elevators (lifts to residents of Singapore) just got a bit smarter with the launch of smart urban mobility platform by Schindler Lifts. Called Schindler Ahead is a suite of digital solutions for elevators and escalators that rely on technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing and advanced analytics to enhance service quality.
According to Jujudhan Jena, CEO of Jardine Schindler group, said "Schindler's next-generation of IoT, edge computing and advanced analytics is creating smart connected products and services. Its powerful insights not only revolutionise service quality but also further supports the continuous improvement and optimization of the equipment performance."
"It is estimated that two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050, dramatically reshaping the urban landscape and increasing our dependence on critical infrastructure like lifts and escalators. Schindler Ahead is already able to solve some of the challenges that come with rapid urbanisation, delivering positive outcomes for asset owners in Singapore and across the world. At Schindler, we see Singapore as an innovation hub and a lead market for IoT. Our customers are early adopters and the market has so far been very responsive to this new technology," said Dr. Qiu Hai, Managing Director, Schindler Lifts Singapore.
With Schindler Ahead's digital platform, possible service issues are anticipated and resolved before they even occur, optimising equipment reliability and reducing downtime. Tailored Apps enable building owners and facility managers to check on operational, performance and commercial data to better manage their equipment portfolio.
Innovations from the Schindler Ahead partner ecosystem ensures the equipment is future-proof through regular Over The Air (OTA) updates via the Schindler Cloud. With continuous updates as well as applied technologies such as firewalls, program encapsulation and encryption techniques, Schindler Ahead complies with the highest standards of data privacy such as ISO 2700X and the National Institute of Standards to ensure the security of the equipment data.