Country for PR: Hong Kong
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (Hong Kong)
Friday, October 19 2018 - 12:00
Schindler launches a comprehensive suite of IOT solutions in Hong Kong
HONG KONG, Oct 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Schindler offerings comprise IOT-enabled elevator and escalator operations, 
preventive maintenance, and innovative building access systems including facial 
recognition and mobile access.

On 18 October, 2018 Schindler hosted a technology event in Hong Kong to 
introduce revolutionary IOT solutions aimed at answering the city's needs for 
smart mobility. Schindler gave its guests a glimpse of all that can be achieved 
by capitalizing on the power of digital technology. 

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While Hong Kong's building transportation system currently ranks as one of the 
best in the world, Hong Kong's Smart City Blueprint highlights that more 
investment in innovation and technology is required to ensure the city will 
rightfully maintain its status as a world-class Smart City.

For the last 10 years, Schindler has been working on building a digital 
platform that will bring elevators and escalators to life. This technology, 
named Schindler Ahead, makes use of a powerful IOT-platform to analyze 
cloud-based data in real time, so that potential issues can be anticipated and 
resolved before they occur. It also provides operators and building managers 
with real time status reports, and tailored apps that enable them to check on 
operational performance and commercial data to better manage their equipment 

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 and the use of 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.

As described by our guest speaker, Eric Pang, Deputy Director / Trading 
Services of Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, "With the advance in 
communication technology, lifts and escalators can be connected to the internet 
or the cloud -- becoming part of the 'Internet of Things - IoT', thereby making 
it possible to continuously monitor the operating status of the equipment. With 
emerging innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big 
data, deep learning, etc., performance as well as end-of-life failure can be 
precisely predicted, allowing repairs or replacements be done ahead of 

In addition, Schindler has also developed intelligent access solutions, 
including myPORT, a unique smartphone-based service that provides building 
users with higher security and offers seamless personalized transit within 
buildings, as well as facial recognition access systems for greater convenience 
of movement. 

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"Schindler Ahead is the game changer for our industry. It brings intrinsic 
value to our customers with considerably higher uptime, and provides real time 
detailed insights to building owners and facility managers from connected 
elevators and escalators. Coupled with advanced analytics, and machine 
learning, it offers convenience and creates a superior passenger experience", 
said Markus Staudenmann, CEO, Schindler Digital Group Limited.

Schindler Ahead and other Schindler digital innovations have already been 
successfully adopted in major developments around the world, including Hong 
Kong and Singapore.

"At Jardine Schindler, we see Hong Kong as an innovation hub and a lead market 
for digitization. Over the last decade, Schindler's cutting-edge technologies 
have delivered valuable solutions to our customers. Powerful insights gained 
from Schindler Ahead today will revolutionize service quality and optimize 
equipment performance. Looking to the future, Schindler's innovations will 
become a smart gateway to help our customers enhance their tenant and user 
experience as they spend more time transiting through the urban landscape" said 
Jujudhan Jena, CEO of Jardine Schindler Group.

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About Schindler

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global 
provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler mobility 
solutions move more than one billion people every day all over the world. 
Behind the company's success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 

About Schindler Lifts (Hong Kong) Limited 

Schindler Lifts (Hong Kong) Limited was founded in 1974. The company is wholly 
owned by Jardine Schindler Group, a Joint Venture between Jardine Matheson, one 
of Asia's foremost trading houses and Schindler Group of Switzerland, Europe's 
premier lift and escalator company. With its headquarters located in Hong Kong, 
the company also designs, installs, maintains and modernizes any types of lift, 
escalator or passenger conveyor in Hong Kong and Macau.

Source: Schindler Group 
Photo caption: 
1. Schindler Hong Kong Introduces Revolutionary IOT Solutions. From left to 
right: Noky Wong - Managing Director of Schindler Hong Kong Lifts Ltd., Robert 
Seakins - President of Schindler Asia Pacific, Y.K. Pang - Deputy Managing 
Director of Jardine Matheson Ltd., Markus Staudenmann - CEO of Schindler 
Digital Group, Jujudhan Jena - CEO of Jardine Schindler Group.
2. Customers explore Schindler Ahead and the latest Schindler IoT innovations.