Vodafone has inked a new M2M deal with KONE to embed Sim cards into each of its lifts.
The contract will enable operational data to be sent and received wirelessly over the Vodafone network. KONE, the elevator and escalator manufacturer, will benefit from daily update logs that report the number of journeys and monitor key components.
KONE will be able to monitor trends and combat potential issues before they escalate. The firm will switch from fixed-line operators to Vodafone’s mobile network to keep delays to a minimum.
Vodafone director of M2M, Erik Brenneis, said: ‘Our global platform means that KONE can create a single repeatable technology operated across multiple countries through a partnership with just one provider rather than trying to manage a series of individual country contracts through numerous providers. We are delighted to help KONE achieve their goal of greater operational efficiency and a more seamless experience for their customers.’
KONE’s senior VP of maintenance services, Thomas Hietto, added: ‘We want to be the best maintenance partner for our customers and provide the highest quality level possible. Vodafone’s solution helps us to meet that aim. Being able to analyse data means we can also adopt an even more proactive approach to maintenance – and, because this is machine talking to machine, improve overall efficiency.’