The new normal is here and state-of-the-art technology is the best ally to guarantee biosecurity and social distancing in everything we use every day.
With the Otis Elevator Company eCall app, contactless technology reaches elevators.
Elevators, escalators or moving walks are no exception to this. At this time, new models are arriving in Colombia that incorporate unlimited innovation, energy savings and ease of use to their already known premises of safety, quality and trust.
In times where touching an object for public use or sharing closed spaces with other people generates distrust in the face of a possible contagion of covid-19, just think about the advantages for your health that riding an elevator with an air purifier and sterilizer would have for your health. Or, even better, being able to call the elevator from your mobile phone, indicate the floor where you are going and thus avoid touching the typical button panel.
Well, know that Otis – the world benchmark in the manufacture of elevators and escalators with more than 90 years in the country – is making equipment with these innovations available to Colombians.
“We know that elevators are an area of focus for many when considering health and safety. That is why Otis has commissioned a study to investigate the risk of airborne transmission in elevators. We are working with an expert from Purdue University (in the United States) and we hope to be able to share the results in the coming months, ”says Rafael Martínez, CEO of Otis Colombia.
In Martínez’s words, Otis is working closely with clients from all sectors to support their construction plans, hand in hand with an innovative portfolio of products such as: contactless technologies and purifying products.
Get to know eCall Plus
Because the future of vertical transport is ‘touchless’ (contactless), Otis has incorporated a technology into its latest generation of elevators that allows the elevator to be called from any ‘smartphone’, through the eCall Plus app.
According to Rafael Martínez, “the arrival in the country of the eCall Plus app is imminent, allowing the user to request a lift remotely and avoid long waits. It is a revolutionary technology, especially in the residential segment, which prevents it from coming into contact with surfaces that, day by day, are manipulated by many people ”.
It should be noted that this app will also be very useful to people with disabilities who have difficulties accessing the button panel of an Otis elevator.
How to use this app?
To start calling the elevator of your apartment tower or work site remotely, just access the application store of your smartphone (Google Play, for Android devices or App Store for iPhones) and download the app ‘ eCall by Otis Elevator Co ‘.
Users must then register each of the Otis Gen2 elevators they use regularly in eCall Plus. “Finally, through a QR code that the building administrator can provide, your cell phone will be linked to the elevator. It is a very simple process that anyone can do ”, says the CEO of Otis Colombia.
And, thinking of managers or administrators of co-properties that have an Otis elevator, the company puts the EMS Panorama 2.0 system at their fingertips: a platform where administrators can monitor the status of their Otis Gen2 elevator through their smartphone. , Tablet or computer, know performance data of the equipment, issue alerts about an incident, make service calls or view the cockpit screen, among a wide range of operational functions.
The new normal is technological
Otis has completed a successful process of adapting its equipment to the new normal. An era where cutting-edge technology is a fundamental axis.
“Otis elevators also have the option of including in-cabin purifiers, which eliminate up to 99% of viruses and bacteria, in addition to increasing air circulation in this enclosed space. This technology is already available in Colombia and is sold separately, ”says Rafael Martínez.
On the other hand, customers wishing to purchase Otis escalators or moving walks will also be able to separately purchase products such as ultraviolet (UV) lamps that constantly disinfect the handrails. It should be noted that this equipment can also be coupled to already installed escalators or moving walks.
And in the interest of promoting social distancing in elevators, Otis’ Compass destination dispatch system allows team managers to limit the number of passengers assigned to an elevator car on each trip.