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TMCNet:  WITNESS Scales New Heights with Elevator Project; Lanner's Predictive Simulation Platform Supports Manchester Metropolitan University and Lahore University of Management Science to Develop Elevator Effectiveness Model

[June 18, 2014]

WITNESS Scales New Heights with Elevator Project; Lanner's Predictive Simulation Platform Supports Manchester Metropolitan University and Lahore University of Management Science to Develop Elevator Effectiveness Model

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Henley-in-Arden, UK -- Lanner, a provider of simulation software proven to maximise performance and optimise resources, today announced that WITNESS has been successfully used in a project to optimise elevator call strategies. Initiated by Manchester Metropolitan University and Lahore University of Management Science, the project was designed to reduce waiting times and improve service levels for elevator users across a variety of settings.


The project team at the universities selected WITNESS base on its experimentation capabilities; flexibility; and proven track record within similar projects. As a result of adopting the predictive simulation platform, the team was able to model three strategies for multi-car elevator systems. The models were used to identify the position of the elevator and the floor calling it in order to reduce waiting times by users at all floor call points.

"As the number of tall buildings, flats, hospitals and offices continues to increase, elevator efficiency has become a hot topic," comments Dr Muhammad Latif, School of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University. "Buildings often experience elevator congestion at as a result of heavy traffic, and long wait times can inhibit service levels and convenience. Through using Lanner's predictive simulation platform, WITNESS, we have been able to evaluate a number of strategies to reduce congestion and improve quality of service, resulting in insight which can be used by any organisation tasked with installing, renovating or enhancing an elevator system." "We live in a world where speed and quality of service are paramount, and reduced elevator waiting times can result in substantially improved service levels and greater efficiency in how people move through a building," comments David Jones, CEO, Lanner. "WITNESS can help to boost confidence in selecting the most effective strategies through mapping large volumes of variables, presenting a number of scenarios, and demonstrating the impact of each." Please click here to view a copy of the paper.

About Lanner Lanner delivers predictive simulation technology, a key component of advanced analytics which allows organisations to harness big data, model complex processes and experiment with business decisions within a risk free, virtual environment.

Lanner's predictive simulation solutions deliver unprecedented insight into existing operations as well as guidance through foresight for making the best business decisions for the future.

With its headquarters and software development based in the UK, Lanner works with organisations around the world to optimise their resources, streamline supply chains, design new facilities, manage valuable assets and drive business performance.

Lanner's predictive simulation applications and solutions are widely deployable across distributed cloud environments, mobile devices and secure networks, and its standards based, award winning simulation engine has been embedded across leading vendors' BPM software suites.

For more information, visit www.lanner.com or follow @Lanner on Twitter Media enquiries Nina Wainwright PR t: 07884 311310 e: nina@ninawainwrightpr.com .

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