Schindler Ltd (Ireland)
E4 Centrepoint Business Park
Oak Road, Dublin 12
Tel: +353 1 450 2331
The Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal (PORT) Technology, is a cutting-edge intelligent transit management elevator system. Featuring Schindler's state-of-the-art, energy saving "smart transport" technology, PORT Technology can be programmed to analyze, predict or meet individual passenger needs.
The technology can be installed in any new or existing building structure, be it a high-rise skyscraper, an intelligent office tower, a luxury condominium, a hotel, a university building or a hospital.
PORT is the third generation of the transit management system developed and pioneered by Schindler. The basis of the system is to group passengers going to the same or nearby floors into the same elevator. With less intermediate stops, the traveling time for a passenger to reach his destination is greatly reduced; thereby the system is able to increase traffic efficiency by as much as 30% as compared to conventional elevator system.
A unique Energy Control Option (ECO) brings additional energy savings. During off peak hours, the ECO mode places several elevators in a group into standby or sleep mode. This helps to avoid the inefficiency (unbalanced loads) of having all elevators making many trips to transport only a few passengers.
The PORT will only be activated when the proximity sensor detects a user approaching. At all other times, it goes into low energy consumption mode. The self-dimming monitor minimizes power consumption and when the screen illuminates, its ambient light sensor determines the brightness level required, optimizing energy usage.
Passengers simply tap their pre-programmed access card on the system’s station on a turnstile gate or stand-alone PORT terminal, the interface will immediately display a list of destinations to which that individual has access. After the user selects his desired floor, PORT calculates the fastest route and sends an elevator to take the user to his destination.
The PORT system learns and adapts to the specific usage patterns of each tenant based on their most frequently travelled destinations to provide unparalleled occupant service.
Users can enjoy an extraordinary communication experience with PORT technology. The PORT Technology helps the building management to broadcast important information on its screen when needed, for instance, during an emergency.
The latest generation PORT Technology is available in magnificently designed wall or pedestal-mounted versions and is made of glass, in line with the popular use of glass as an element in building design that is currently present in architectural trends worldwide.
One of the most engaging design elements is that a PORT integrated turnstile can act as a barrier, granting elevator access only to authorized passengers while blocking people from passing their cards to other people.