lifts to go wireless
6 July 2005
Technology Pte Ltd (Surbana) in collaboration with HDB has successfully
developed a new wireless lift monitoring system which will be installed
in HDB lifts as a new pilot project. The new lift monitoring system
features a comprehensive data transmission network using locally
manufactured iTegno modems developed by iWOW Connections Pte Ltd (iWOW)
to provide high data transmission efficiency and reliability.
status of lifts such as passenger entrapments, lift faults and
impending equipment failures was sent back to the command centre via
leased telephone lines. Now, the information is sent back via GPRS.
new wireless lift monitoring system is integrated with iTegno modems,
which have undergone a 9-month stringent trial and testing. They have
proven their stability and reliability in transmitting data between
individual lift system and the main server. ‘We are glad to
adopt the iTegno modems which are able to meet our stringent
standards.’ said Mr Raymond Seah, CTO of Surbana Technology
the integration of iTegno modem for speedy and uninterrupted data
transmission, this new lift monitoring system will eventually replace
dated telephone cable transmission and bring HDB lift monitoring into
the wireless arena.' said Mr Lee Yao Chiang, CEO of iWOW Connections
to Surbana, this new lift monitoring system will be applying to all new
HDB blocks and gradually replacing the existing monitoring system. The
first phase of implementation has recently taken place in the HDB
residential estates in Punggol and Ang Mo Kio.
HDB Corporation Pte Ltd
Corporation (HDBCorp) is the corporatised building and consultancy arm
of the Housing & Development Board. Corporatised since 1 July
it is an established provider of integrated urban planning and
development services. The Singapore-based company plays a prominent
role in furnishing the nation with a premium public housing programme.
HDBCorp has also successfully exported its expertise in design
consultancy to various countries across Asia. HDBCorp is now a
subsidiary of Temasek Holdings.
Surbana Technologies Pte Ltd
Technologies Pte Ltd is a subsidiary of HDBCorp. It provides real-time
monitoring of building services and integrated estate management
solutions for townships.
iWOW Connections Pte Ltd
iWOW Connections Pte Ltd (iWOW) specialises in wireless communication
solutions in GSM, GPRS, EDGE and 3G technologies, with key focus on the
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market.
on its success of developing the world’s first USB-compatible
GPRS wireless modem, iWOW has expanded its iTegno modem range and
developed pre-packaged wireless communication solutions in embedded
modules. These modems and modules address the needs of the emerging M2M
communication market and are now being deployed globally in a wide
array of applications such as fleet management, facilities management,
security surveillance, automated meter reading and point-of-sales