KONE DX Launch in Singapore with Ecobot integration

May 5, 2021

KONE Redefines the Future of Smart City in Singapore with its DX Class
Elevators -- the World's First Elevator Series with built-in Digital
Connectivity


SINGAPORE, Apr 30, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - KONE, a global leader in the
elevator and escalator industry, recently hosted a Customer Experience event
in Singapore to showcase the world's first digital elevator series. The
Customer Experience event was held on 22 April 2021 at the National Gallery of
Singapore. This was supported by key innovative partners such as Gaussian
Robotics, Habitap, G Element and Blindsquare, to bring new user experiences to
life through a combination of design, technology, new materials, apps and
services.

Aimed at supporting Singapore's vision to be a sustainable smart city
through enhanced eco-efficiency, performance, and aesthetics, KONE DX Class
elevators have built-in connectivity as standard. KONE DX Class revolutionises
the role of elevators in future smart buildings: the elevator is no longer
merely a way to travel between floors, but an integral and integrated platform
that offers intuitive, ambient and connected experiences that extend from the
lobby throughout the building. For KONE customers such as infrastructure
developers and building owners, a key advantage is the ability to have access
to future proof solutions, where elevator experiences are adapted and upgraded
for different needs.

"We are excited to introduce the world's first digitally-connected
elevators -- enhancing building value along with our larger ecosystem of
partners in the region," says Mikko Bjork, Managing Director, KONE
Singapore. "Not only does the DX Class elevator series bring convenience
to customers and users, it also offers a chance for us to secure a green,
liveable, and sustainable city for future generations to live in."

The new KONE DX Class enables customers to tailor and plug in additional
software and services for elevators throughout the entire lifetime of a
building. By using open application programming interfaces (APIs), KONE's
approach makes it easy to manage and integrate different devices, apps and
services with new and existing systems. For elevator passengers this brings a
host of new, multisensory experiences inside the elevator, combining physical
hardware and digital services. These can be customised according to individual
needs and preferences, bringing new levels of ease and convenience.

"We have been working with KONE on distinct, cutting-edge lift
integration capabilities that use autonomous cleaning robots to navigate and
clean multiple floors in a building by itself," says Kevin Lee, Business
Development Director Gaussian Robotics. "The goal is to always provide a
safe and clean work environment for tenants and employees in the
building."

Every KONE DX Class elevator provides:
- The option for customers to easily and remotely activate digital services
when they need to, including KONE 24/7 Connected Services and KONE Residential
Flow.
- Secure APIs for third-party solutions, which create new and exciting
services. KONE is also announcing agreements with a number of companies, such
as Blindsquare; Gaussian Robotics; Habitap; G Element; and more, to bring new
levels of sophistication to the people flow experience.
- A whole new variety of design options and innovations, including anti-stain,
anti-scratch, and anti-bacterial surfaces.
- Advanced dynamic display, sound and lighting options to transform the
ambience and interior.
- A range of sustainable materials to meet green building criteria like BREEAM
and LEED.

"KONE is merging technologies of today with existing infrastructure to
create smarter and more intelligent buildings -- supporting the growth of
sustainable cities with a purpose," says Samer Halabi, Executive Vice
President of KONE APAC. "Combining new products and services over the
lifetime of a building can be very powerful, and the KONE DX Class makes
elevator journeys more enjoyable and sustainable."

The new KONE DX Class elevator series is ideal for customers looking to
modernise existing equipment with enhanced eco-efficiency, performance, and
aesthetics. The KONE DX Class will replace the current KONE elevator range.

Read more:
Read more about KONE DX Class elevators: https://tinyurl.com/3rnttcyw
For images and videos, visit KONE's Material Bank:
https://materialbank.kone.com/content/kone-material-bank/search_page.html
Watch the mind-controlled elevator video: https://youtu.be/kUHl9MhgA6M
Connecting more than floors to tickle your senses:
https://tinyurl.com/m4bfuarf

About KONE

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader
in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators
and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and
modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through
more effective People Flow(R), we make people's journeys safe, convenient
and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2020, KONE had annual sales of
EUR 9.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class
B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. www.kone.com



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