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Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.

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thyssenkrupp is currently putting the finishing touches on the installation of 30 elevators and 2 escalators that will serve 52 floors at River Point, a new office tower located on a prime piece of property overlooking the Chicago River.

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Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.

HoloLens is a device that looks similar to other virtual reality headsets on the market (and Ironman’s helmet), but it allows you to pin holograms in your actual physical environment. It basically blends virtual and actual reality. The technology was developed by Microsoft and is officially described as the world’s first self-contained holographic computer, running Windows 10. It is completely untethered – meaning, no wires, phones, or connection to a PC is needed to operate it.

Our technicians will be able to begin diagnosis of service issues before they even get on site. At the job, they’ll have remote, hands-free access to holographic guidance in the form of virtual manuals or can even virtually call in an expert to assist (kind of like Skype).

 

 

 

At the announcement held at One World Trade Center in New York City, thyssenkrupp and Microsoft officials demonstrated HoloLens to the press. The close integration with Microsoft’s software experts has allowed us to explore dedicated HoloLens apps to meet our specific requirements. thyssenkrupp and Microsoft  also joined forces to Microsoft last year to develop MAX,  the industry’s first predictive maintenance solution that utilizes the  Internet of Things to capture and analyze performance data of elevators. Ultimately the use of utilizing this technology will result in less time spent by the technician to resolve the issue and less elevator downtime overall for the customer.

Why? Since elevators transport over one billion people each day, our service operation play a critical role in keeping cities moving. thyssenkrupp is dedicated to transforming our industry by introducing the latest technologies, processes and training to increase efficiency, raise elevator uptimes and speed up service interventions.  We want to keep our elevators (and other mobility equipment) always running as it should, so those billions of people can get where they are going, safely, quickly and comfortably.

Other innovations

HoloLens and MAX follow hot off the heels of several other technological innovations from thyssenkrupp, including TWIN, with two elevator cabins per shaft providing up to 30% higher transport capacity and 27% less energy consumption; MULTI, an elevator that moves horizontally as well as vertically, providing a 50% increase in transport capacity and a reduced elevator footprint in buildings; and ACCEL, a moving walkway that uses linear magnetic technology to reach speeds of up to 12km/h.


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