29 November 2019:
KONE has launched digital elevator series – KONE DX Class. KONE DX Class offers intuitive, ambient and connected experiences that extend from the lobby throughout the building.
The new KONE DX Class enables customers to tailor and plug in additional software and services for elevators throughout the entire lifetime of a building. By using open application programming interfaces (APIs), KONE’s approach makes it easy to manage and integrate different devices, apps and services with new and existing systems.
The new KONE DX Class elevator series will first be available in European markets from December 2019 onwards, and rolled out to other areas during 2020–2021.
Henrik Ehrnrooth, President and CEO, KONE, said, “Today we are launching a world first: a ground-breaking class of digitally-connected elevators which enable mass-customizable services that bring convenience to customers and users. We have worked closely with our customers to develop and define our KONE DX Class elevator series so it can best meet their fast-changing needs.”
Henrik Ehrnrooth, added, “New technologies give us opportunities to create an integrated and easily adaptable building experience. As buildings evolve, the elevators can also evolve in ways we have not seen before. The KONE DX Class elevator series offers our customers a fantastic opportunity to set themselves apart.”
Tomio Pihkala, EVP, New Equipment Business, KONE, said, “We are merging the technologies of tomorrow with the buildings of today to put the ‘smart’ into smart buildings. We are changing our business profoundly towards a platform business.”
Tomio Pihkala, added, “This means combining products and services over the lifetime of a building, which is very powerful. KONE DX Class will make elevator journeys more user-friendly, more enjoyable and more sustainable, meeting the changing needs of infrastructure, buildings and services for years to come.”
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