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Open Options expands elevator partner portfolio with Schindler integration

ADDISON, Texas. – Access control firm Open Options has recently completed a technology partnership with Schindler, a manufacturer of elevators, escalators and moving walks.


January 24, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff

The Schindler third-party database interface gives users the ability to manage their elevator dispatch control through Open Options’ DNA Fusion platform. All access information is set up within the Schindler Port Technology system, and DNA Fusion allows the operator to set up special access levels that reference those Port Technology profiles. This allows cardholder, credential and access information to be transferred in real-time to the Schindler Port Technology system.

Open Options says this solution groups passengers with similar destinations into the same elevators, and reduces wait and travel times when compared to a traditional approach, where all passengers enter the same elevator and then request their destination.

“We’re excited to offer a joint solution between our DNA Fusion access control software and multiple elevator management platforms, including our most recent integration with Schindler,” said Open Options vice president of Marketing & Communications, Brent Doherty, in a prepared statement. “Open Options is dedicated to providing open platform solutions, which is why we continually work with leading security providers and technologies to develop integrations that provide end users best-of-breed solutions to complement their access control system.”

Open Options also has technology partnerships with other elevator manufacturers thyssenkrupp, KONE and Otis.