Make Elevator Rides More Efficient

Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal (PORT) technology from Schindler Elevator Corp.Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal (PORT) technology from Schindler Elevator Corp.

Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal (PORT) technology from Schindler Elevator Corp.

Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal (PORT) technology from Schindler Elevator Corp.

By bringing the concept of customizable applications or “apps” to building environments, Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal (PORT) technology from Schindler Elevator Corp. functions as an intuitive two-way communication interface between the occupants and the environment and is ideal for use in new and existing buildings. With the ability to integrate seamlessly with any elevator system, regardless of original manufacturer, PORT Technology sets a new standard for high-performance buildings.

While the sleek touch-screen user interface conjures images of a high-powered iPod, it is the computing power behind the shell that makes all the difference. The intuitive system learns and adapts to the specific traffic patterns of each tenant to provide unparalleled occupant service. By helping predict user needs before they arise, it allows the building to function as an extension of productivity, rather than a barrier to it.

The PORT system helps meet environmental challenges. Each PORT device features a proximity sensor that operates in low energy mode when not in use, as well as an ambient light sensor that determines the necessary brightness level for the illuminated screen. At the heart of each PORT terminal, the processor is designed to consume the lowest amount of energy possible.

Significant energy savings are made possible by the PORT system’s ability to manage elevator trips to ensure passengers move through the building in the most efficient manner. Besides streamlining traffic flow during peak periods of heavy use, the system also accounts for the off-peak periods that can put a strain on resources. Extra energy is expended in elevators carrying fewer passengers since a large load offsets cab and counterweight. The PORT system has a unique Energy Control Option (ECO) which defines the average acceptable waiting time for a building. When the current or anticipated waiting times fall below the specified level, ECO places the unnecessary elevators into standby mode and, in some cases, sleep mode. Elevator trips are reduced, thereby saving energy throughout the day. Buildings account for an estimated 68 percent of total electricity consumption in the U.S. With PORT Technology, total building energy consumption can be reduced while creating the optimal environment for tenants.

The PORT Technology interface and main computer communicate seamlessly with the buildings’ security and access control systems. The interface and CPU are in constant communication with one another to provide building owners, managers, tenants and visitors the most up-to-date information through the most advanced customizable traffic management and vertical transportation tool available in the industry. It is suitable for a variety of high- and mid-rise buildings where speed, volume, durability, safety and security are essential.

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