Destination Control System (DCS):
Destination control system (DSC) is an advanced mechanism of elevator management and control where the passenger registers his/her floor destination at an input device, hence, the lift car already knows which floor the passenger is travelling to.
Typically, the passenger enters the desired location into the input panel or keypad in the lift landing area. DCS works by grouping the passengers according to common destination and a lift car is assigned to take the passengers to the desired floors
Although, passengers may have to wait longer for their turns to access the lift car, DCS reduces the total travel time by eliminating any stops in between floors.
DCS helps in improving security and travelling experience of the passengers. It is a hassle free way of managing the visitor crowd and directing them towards their assigned floors.
IDCUBE’s Access360 platform seamlessly integrates with DCS for user authentication and floor access management.
Integrating Access360 with DCS:
Access Card/ Pin based identification (for employees):
A new user is enrolled into the Access360 server via HRView Web-interface. The user details are shared with the Protean Controller. For authentication, the user flashes his/her credentials at the RFID reader which is verified by the controller. The controller determines the floor assigned to the person. The floor number is then sent to the elevator DCS. The DCS determines which lift car is travelling to the desired floor and sends the lift car number back to the Protean controller which is then displayed to the user. The controller if connected to a flap barrier also drives the barrier.
QR Code based identification (for visitors):
A user can send visitor request via ACS360 mobile interface, which is recorded in the ACS360 server. A QR Code is generated which is shared with the visitor. The visitor shows the Code at the QR Code reader. Protean controller receives the code, decrypts and verifies the information. It checks for the assigned floor number and sends it to the elevator DCS. The DCS determines the elevator number that has been assigned to travel to the desired floor and sends it back to protean controller, which is displayed to the visitor.
Access360 platform integrates with DCS of different brands and makes. Few of the well known brands with which it has been successfully integrated include Otis, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Kinetic Hyundai, Kone and Thyssen Krupp.