June 24, 2014
KONE Corporation, trade press release, June 24, 2014
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, today announced the launch of a new turnstile solution that will improve security, guidance, and convenience in buildings of all kinds. This next generation turnstile enables full integration of the KONE People Flow Intelligence solutions from the building lobby area to a user's final destination. KONE turnstile 100 is designed by KONE design team professionals and comes with a range of intuitive guidance and security options that make it easier for users to move through the building.
With ever-increasing levels of urbanization around the world, there is strong pressure to make cities - and the buildings within them - work smarter. The KONE People Flow Intelligence suite of solutions, designed to guide people effectively and smoothly from front entrance to desired destination while simultaneously improving building security, was launched to address this need. The new turnstile offering completes this set of innovations, and makes it easier for customers to order all their People Flow solutions from one provider.
KONE turnstile 100 sets a new standard for access gate usability, flexibility, and visual appearance. The product is designed for a number of different buildings, such as modern office buildings and airports, where smooth people flow, robust access control, and inspiring visual design are important requirements. Constructed from durable, high-quality steel and glass, the turnstile solution includes stylish lighting options as well as a range of intuitive visual guidance options.
"Our new turnstile solution strengthens our capabilities in managing people flow in the building entrance and lobby area," says Antti Ruutu, Head of KONE Door Business. "With the KONE turnstile 100, we are not only making building management easier and more efficient, we are also providing building owners with a solution that adds real value to the property, creates a lasting first impression on visitors, and is visually consistent with our elevator signalization."
"In order to make buildings as smart as possible, early people flow planning and engineering is crucial," Ruutu said. "With our comprehensive offering, we can now architect the people flow in the whole lobby area, not just around elevators and escalators. Ideally, this should be done early in the construction planning and engineering phase."
The new range of turnstiles is completed by two further solutions. One of them is KONE turnstile 50 that provides contactless access in busy environments, such as transit centers and multifunctional buildings. The other is KONE turnstile 30, a versatile and energy-efficient entrance solution for buildings with very high user traffic levels and where durability and easy operation are key requirements.
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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 2013, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 43,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.