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Our products present an innovative solution for elevators in a wide variety of different buildings. Read about successful implementations of Touch-To-Go elevator touchscreen systems in the following real-world projects.
arriVa condominium project

the customer
The arriVa condominium project is a luxury residential development in downtown Calgary, Alberta. ArriVa’s soaring glass towers occupy a full city block and reach a height of 535 feet - the tallest residential towers in Alberta.

the challenge
The project’s developer, Torode Residential Ltd., wanted to set a new standard for quality in construction, design, and lifestyle. The goal of the arriVa towers was to exhibit signature sophistication and include a collection of features eclipsing anything available on the market.

the solution
From Snaidero kitchens to Miele appliances, quartz countertops, and Poltrona Frau furnishings, the arriVa project exemplifies quality and luxury.

To extend the same level of sophistication and ambience into the elevators, the arriVa project incorporates elevator touchscreen systems from Touch-To-Go Technologies. Installation and maintenance services for Tower 1 were provided by Fujitec Canada.

The elevator touchscreens exhibit a simple, contemporary aesthetic showing a crisp architectural rendering of the arriVa tower.

When a floor is selected, its location within the building is also highlighted, showing the position and relative height of the floor within the building.

Instructional text on the screen reminds passengers that a security access card is required to access the residential floors, a helpful detail that could otherwise be overlooked and cause confusion.

The touchscreen gives the elevators a distinctively clean and modern appearance that ties in well with the rest of the property.

 

calgary international airport (YYC)
YYC

the customer
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of New York City's most significant architectural landmarks. Its galleries are a showcase for a world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary artwork, and it is also a host to numerous special events and exhibits.

the challenge
The museum is an extremely dynamic environment. Exhibits are continually updated, fundraising events and galas are hosted,
thousands of new visitors are in attendance, and staff are working 24 hours a day.

The museum had a need to inform visitors of the exhibits and collections currently on display and intuitively help them find their way to the areas of the museum that interest them. With the facility operating around-the-clock, reliability was critical.

In addition, as an architectural icon, the museum could not compromise on aesthetics - the solution chosen needed to be visually appealing and complement the surroundings.

the solution
Our partners on this project, MAD Elevator Fixtures and Centennial Elevator, completed the installation of Touch-To-Go systems in the museum's elevators in August 2011, connecting the system to a GAL elevator controller. The clean, unobtrusive design of the system and its graphics integrates well with the museum aesthetics.

The touchscreens show museum visitors a listing of the exhibits that are available on each of the floors of the museum, and visitors can simply touch the screen to select their destination. As exhibits change, the museum has the ability to update the graphics accordingly. The touchscreen graphics are also changed when the museum hosts special events or functions. Scheduling features permit the museum to load several upcoming events into the system so that the graphics will change automatically at the appropriate time.

A significant benefit of the Touch-To-Go system is that the museum has full ownership and control over the graphics. Museum staff can independently make changes and perform updates on their own without the need to contact the elevator contractor or Touch-To-Go.

The project received full approval by the New York City Department of Buildings and was the city's first installation of elevator touchscreens.

calgary international airport (YYC)

the customer
The Calgary International Airport is Alberta’s premier air passenger and cargo gateway, hosting a total of 12.2 million travelers in 2007. One of Canada’s busiest airports, it is operated by the Calgary Airport Authority, the agency responsible for managing the facility and creating a positive passenger experience.

the challenge
Many visitors to the airport are unfamiliar with the layout of the facility, and are not aware of how to get to the exact part the airport that they need to access. In addition, many travelers do not speak English.

The airport authority wants to ensure that travelers have a positive experience and can easily find their way within the facility.

the solution
To help achieve these objectives, the Calgary Airport Authority selected elevator touchscreen systems from Touch-To-Go Technologies. Installation and maintenance services were provided by Fujitec Canada, the elevator contractor for the airport. The system interfaces with both Fujitec and Schindler elevator controllers.

The elevator touchscreens have been configured to show a simplified map of each level of the facility. Floors are listed by name (departures, arrivals, etc.) and the map indicates the location of the elevator within the airport and the most relevant destinations surrounding the elevator. Icons, colour-coding, and location names are consistent with other signage in the facility, and a multi-lingual option is available for non-English speakers.

This provides passengers with confidence that they are going to the correct floor, and as they are riding the elevator, it helps them orient themselves and determine where to go once they leave the elevator. The touchscreen also includes special themes to promote local events (such as the Calgary Stampede) and holidays.

The solution has been a success; additional elevator touchscreen systems are currently being incorporated into other elevators throughout the Calgary International Airport.

 

YYC
YYC
calgary international airport (YYC)

the customer
The builders of Absolute City Center launched an international design competition to create the most revolutionary condominium building in the greater Toronto area. Hundreds of architects registered from 70 countries around the world, and 6 finalists were chosen to develop their ideas further and vie for the ultimate glory. A public vote unanimously chose the winning design for the area's next landmark.

the challenge
At over 60 stories, the sheer number of floors presented a challenge in designing the interior of the elevator cabs with conventional elevator buttons. In addition, building management wanted to be able to configure some of the elevators to serve only the upper or lower halves of the building.

the solution
The developers of the project chose elevator touchscreen systems from Touch-To-Go Technologies. Fixtures were developed by our partner, MAD Elevator Fixtures, who professionally assembled, pre-wired, and tested the systems prior to delivery, coordinated development of the touchscreen graphics, and provided support to the elevator contractor during installation. The system interfaces with a ThyssenKrupp Northern elevator controller.

The clean, attractive fixtures are ideal for this application, with bright user-friendly touchscreens replacing what would have been an overwhelming array of conventional pushbuttons.

Elevator touchscreens can be switched by the building operations staff to display high-rise or low-rise floors via a switch in the elevator's service cabinet, meeting the need to reconfigure the elevators as needed while providing clear, unambiguous feedback to passengers regarding the floors currently served by the elevator.

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