Compass A state-of-the-art, destination-based elevator dispatching system for

Destination Entry System new construction and modernization projects.


Personalized service traveling to neighboring floors are
Sophisticated dispatching algorithms reduce assigned to the same car. This
passenger wait time and in-car time compared to The Compass™ destination entry
significantly reduces passenger
traditional dispatching system enhances tenant satisfac-
travel time by limiting the number
tion by providing personalized
Car designation system improves lobby traffic of stops per trip.

Performance Features
service for passengers while
flow and limits crowding by directing passengers improving system performance.
to assigned cars It is engineered to accommodate Adaptive controls
demanding architectural require- The Compass system continuously
Automatic grouping of passengers by common monitors passenger demand to
ments and complement the most
destination reduces the number of stops per trip implement the most effective
sophisticated building environments.
dispatching method at any given
Continuous evaluation of car assignments in
response to changing traffic patterns reduces car Destination grouping moment. It constantly assesses
crowding and time-to-destination real-time passenger origin and
Passengers input their destination
destination data to dynamically
with keycards or manually using
Interactive building directory touchscreens assign cars. As a result, the system
touchscreens and keypads strate-
efficiently assist and direct visitors better accommodates changing
gically placed throughout the
patterns throughout the day, such
Easy integration into a building’s existing security lobby. The system instantly assigns
as heavy one-way traffic during
system facilitates security operations passengers to designated cars.
morning “up-peak hours” and heavy
Each passenger immediately knows
two-way traffic during lunchtime.
Improved passenger experience and increased which car he or she will board and
Passengers benefit from reduced
system efficiency provide greater tenant satisfaction can move directly to the appropri-
waiting and travel times, less car
ate car location. Knowing which
crowding and fewer stops per trip.
car to board reduces passenger
Adjacent-stop algorithms can
confusion and the rush to each
be up to 50 percent more efficient
arriving elevator thereby improving
than algorithms that do not
lobby traffic flow. Passengers
prioritize adjacent assignment.

Conventional dispatching

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1. In conventional systems, passengers
Compass destination entry
press an up or down call button and wait.
Then they crowd aboard the first arriving
car, jostle to select their destination and
must stop at every floor selected.

2. With the Compass system, passengers
input their destinations prior to entering
the car using intuitive keypads or touch-
screens strategically placed throughout
the lobby. The system instantly directs

each passenger to a car specifically
assigned to his or her requested floor.

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Service time By assigning passengers traveling New metrics for new performance Compass destination entry significantly cuts overall to the same or nearby floors to Today’s tenants demand an passenger travel time one elevator. ™ Compass™ destination entry offers flexible configurations. Stops per trip Lobby-only Full-building Compass destination entry decreases service time installation installation by limiting most trips to four stops or fewer 35 Lobby Percent of trips 30 Keypad • • with keycard reader 25 Customizable touchscreen • • 20 with keycard reader Building security interface 15 Secure entry 10 Non-lobby floors 5 Up/down call button • Keypad • 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 with keycard reader Stops Customizable touchscreen with keycard reader Compass destination entry Hall lanterns • Conventional dispatching Car Car operating panel • • Concealed car operating panel Annunciator 2 of 2 • Standard Optional . • Continuously evaluates pas. The Compass system cuts senger origin and destination overall passenger time-to-destina- 5 data to dynamically assign cars tion by up to 55 percent compared and accommodate changing to traditional systems. Otis developed Performance Features to the lobby sooner. Each configuration offers a number of options to meet your project’s specific needs. each car makes increased level of performance fewer upper-floor stops with Percent of trips 20 and Compass destination entry smaller car loads and returns delivers just that. integrated Compass security and a variety of options. Percent of trips 20 Off-peak traffic With the presentation of a security • Will not assign passengers to credential. 10 5 Options 0 Compass destination entry offers two principal configurations — 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 People in car lobby-only and full-building installation. 10 destinations as well as waiting and travel times. tenants gain access to full cars 15 a touchscreen enabling them to • Reduces the number of stops select their destination floor and per car receive instant car assignments. traffic patterns 0 • Reduces passenger waiting time Time Security Integration • Limits the number of passengers T The optional Compass Secure Entry Car capacity per trip per trip system is specifically designed The Compass system minimizes car crowding by • Reduces in-car time limiting the majority of trips to five passengers or fewer to integrate building security and • Reduces stops per trip elevator-dispatching systems. new metrics to define the quality 15 Up-peak traffic of passengers’ experiences by • Uses actual call data to group tracking car crowding and the passengers by common average number of stops per trip.