thyssenkrupp Unveils Latest Technology to Transform the Elevator Service Industry, Microsoft HoloLens, for Enhancing Interventions

NEW YORK, September 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

- HoloLens will support technicians prior to and on the job site, significantly
reducing service intervention times
- This solution follows the successful launch of MAX, the industry's first predictive
maintenance solution which is already connected with thousands of elevators
- Iconic buildings now cloud-connected with MAX include the One World Trade Center,
which will also be equipped with HoloLens

thyssenkrupp today announced its use of Microsoft HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide. The special mixed reality device is set to empower more than 24,000 of the company's service technicians to do their jobs more safely and efficiently, and keep people and cities moving better than ever before.

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Using HoloLens, service technicians will be able to visualize and identify problems with elevators ahead of a job, and have remote, hands-free access to technical and expert information when onsite - all resulting in significant savings in time and stress. Initial field trials have already shown that a service maintenance intervention can be done up to four times faster.

Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator said: "With elevators transporting over one billion people each day, the service industry has a critical role to play in keeping cities moving. We remain focused on leading the transformation in this industry; introducing the latest technologies, processes and training to enable technicians to do a better job with less stress and more fun. Our goal is to increase efficiency, raise elevator uptimes and speed up service interventions to ensure mobility equipment is always running as it should, providing each passenger with the safest and most comfortable travel experience possible."

For further information visit:

thyssenkrupp Elevator AG 
Michael Ridder 
Head of Media Relations 
T: +49-201-844 - 563054 
Twitter: @Michael23Ridder [ ] 



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