KONE Launches Intuitive Touchscreen Operating Panel for Destination Control Systems


KONE Inc., Press Release, November 20, 2013

KONE Inc . today announced the launch of an innovative destination operating panel (DOP) for its KONE Polaris™ Destination Control System. The new DOP replaces traditional up and down buttons with an advanced touchscreen, providing improved building security and greater convenience for users.

The Touchscreen DOP's large intuitive interface features a clear, high-contrast display and four options for destination entry: a one-touch slider, an adaptive keypad, direct call and a rotating list.

"The dramatic effect that touchscreens have had on the way we interact with technology is undeniable," said Larry Wash, EVP and Area Director for KONE Americas. "By applying this technology to vertical transportation, we are able to provide passengers with a virtually effortless elevator experience."

The versatile Touchscreen DOP not only blends seamlessly with a wide variety of architectural interiors, but its flexible integration allows it to be used with either KONE or third-party access control solutions. Additionally, the technology features directional arrows indicating elevator location to improve passenger guidance as well as audio support and a dedicated accessibility button with Braille markings to serve passengers with special needs.

Like many KONE products, the Touchscreen DOP is also energy-efficient, and features short- and long-range proximity sensors with timers to save energy while prolonging the lifetime of the device.

For further information, please contact:
Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager, KONE Inc., tel +1 630.955.4202

About KONE

KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2014, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 7,3 billion, and at the end of the year over 47,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

For more information, see www.kone.us