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An Integrated Emergency Call System based on Public Switched Telephone Network for Elevators

  • Lee, Guisun (Dept. of Software, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Ryu, Hyunmi (Dept. of Software, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Park, Sunggon (Dept. of Multimedia Engineering, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Cho, Sungguk (Dept. of Multimedia Engineering, Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Jeon, Byungkook (Dept. of Software, Gangneung-Wonju National University)
  • Received : 2019.07.09
  • Accepted : 2019.07.18
  • Published : 2019.09.30

Abstract

Today, most of elevators have an emergency call facility for emergency situations. However, if the network installed in the elevator is also out of power, it cannot be used for the elevator remote monitoring and management. So, we develop an integrated and unified emergency call system, which can transmit not only telephone call but also data signals using PSTN(Public Switched Telephone Network) in order to remote monitoring and management of elevators, even though a power outage occurs. The proposed integrated emergency call system to process multiple data such as voice and operational information is a multi-channel board system which is composed of an emergency phone signal processing module and an operational information processing module in the control box of elevator. In addition, the RMS(remote management server) systems based on the Web consist of a dial-up server and a remote monitoring server where manages the elevator's operating information, status records, and operational faults received via the proposed integrated and unified emergency call system in real time. So even if there's a catastrophic emergency, the proposed RMS systems shall ensure and maintain the safety of passengers inside the elevator. Also, remote control of the elevator by this system should be more efficient and secure. In near future, all elevator emergency call system need to support multifunctional capabilities to transmit operational data as well as phone calls for the safety of passengers. In addition, for safer elevators, it is necessary to improve them more efficiently by combining them with high-tech technologies such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.

Keywords

Elevator;Integrated Emergency Call;Public Switched Telephone Network;Remote Management

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Korea Ministry of SMEs and Startup, National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)

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