Tag: Elevator

Bronx-Based Elevator Manufacturer Creates New Technology to Fight COVID-19 and Prevent Other Pathogenic Spread in Elevators – Sterilyft

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CEC Elevator Cab Corp. officially announced its latest innovative contribution to the elevator manufacturing business: Sterilyft (https://www.sterilyft.com/). Sterilyft is a completely unique elevator air filtration and sterilization system made in America to fight the current pandemic, and prevent future pathogenic spread. Sterilyft uses the germicidal power of UV-C light to kill pathogens, double MERV 13 filtering and then adding purified air back into the elevator cab space in a closed loop arrangement. CEC Elevator Cab Corp. manufactures Sterilyft in its Bronx-based facility, and has already installed the system in seven different states across the U.S., with plans to fill recent orders across the globe.

“We’re very proud to announce the Sterilyft system. It’s absolutely the latest in pathogenic-fighting technology for the elevator cab space,” said Nick Gretsuk, Executive Vice President at CEC Elevator Cab Corp. “The only way we’re going

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thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada further strengthens its robust service platform with the addition of the International Technical Services Centre

  • The International Technical Services (ITS) Centre, formerly known as the Engineering Centre, will expand Canada’s capabilities to support and maintain equipment from other OEMs and third parties
  • The ITS addition will also increase training, board repair capabilities as well as add testing equipment and simulators
  • The multimillion-dollar investment in the ITS Centre caps off a big summer for thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada that included a key acquisition and corporate citizenship award

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2020 /CNW/ — thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada has transformed its state-of-the-art Engineering Centre, located at 270 Finchdene Square in Scarborough, Ontario, into the International Technical Services (ITS) Centre to further support its ability to maintain and service competitor units.

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Since its inception 20 years ago, ITS has provided third-party maintenance support for elevators and escalators throughout the U.S. Now, that expertise and support is coming to Canada, further strengthening

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Google’s new ‘Hold for Me’ feature saves you from elevator music

For many of us, calling a doctor’s office, an insurance carrier, customer support, or indeed any kind of administrative office has become an exercise in frustration — especially these days, when increased demand and cuts in staffing have made phone waits interminable. Yes, you can simply use speakerphone to monitor the line, but do you really want to listen to that awful music for over an hour?



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A new Android feature called Hold for Me, which Google just announced, may just be able to make those phone waits a bit more tolerable. Hold for Me is currently available as a preview feature in the US for Google’s new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A (5G) phones.

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Here’s how it works, according to Google: if you call a toll-free number and are put on hold, Google Assistant will monitor the call for you while you go back to doing whatever

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HKSTP Calls Innovators Worldwide to Join the Virtual Elevator Pitch Competition 2020

EPiC offers US$200,000 in cash prizes and exclusive cross-border business and investment opportunities to entrepreneurs

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced that the Elevator Pitch Competition 2020 (EPiC 2020) is now inviting applications from around the world. Given current global circumstances, HKSTP will stage the event on a virtual platform for the first time. Local and international startups and innovators can go beyond the geographic boundaries and unlock tremendous opportunities at EPiC 2020, which will take place from 6 to 13 November.

Marking its fifth anniversary, EPiC 2020 comprises a series of one-week events for the 150 contestants shortlisted from a competitive pool of global-wide applications. The startups will simulate the signature 60-second elevator ride to pitch their innovative business ideas virtually via a 1-minute video to a judging panel of major investors and industry leaders, who will select the top 10 finalists. The finalists will be

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