Jardine Schindler launches contactless elevator control panel
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Jardine Schindler launches contactless elevator control panel

Jardine Schindler Group (JSG) has signed a licensing agreement with the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) for the "kNOw touch – contactless elevator control panel". On March 31, Noky Wong, managing director of Schindler lifts (Hong Kong) limited and Mohamed Butt, executive director of HKPC signed the technology licensing agreement to promote the wider application of “kNOw Touch – Contactless Elevator Control Panel” solution.

The company stated that the kNOw Touch can be applied in different elevator models without the need to change the original button system or perform vast mechanical alterations, thereby ensuring swift retrofitting. By fitting a set of infrared distance sensors near the control panel and calibrating according to the distance and layout of the elevator buttons, the users can select the destination floor by pointing their fingers at close range without touching the panel. This means of minimising the risk of COVID-19 transmission through touching the elevator buttons.

kNOw Touch was invented by HKPC mid-2020, with support from the Innovation and technology commission of the HKSAR government as part of the public sector trial scheme - call for projects for the prevention and control of coronavirus disease 2019 in Hong Kong funding.

Jardine Schindler will continue to promote the adoption of kNOw Touch in the elevator facilities of different building types in Hong Kong as well as other regions including Macau, Taiwan and Southeast Asia and will also provide aftercare services such as installation and maintenance, the company said.

JSG is headquartered in Hong Kong and designs, engineers, instals, maintains and modernises elevators, escalators and moving walkways.

Written from a company news release.

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