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Otis launches a new elevator that is simpler to install, sustainable to operate, and is powered by a battery when the power fails

Otis Elevator Company is launching a new residential Gen2 elevator that eliminates the need for three phase power, is solar-power capable, and uses battery technology to continue to run when the power goes out. The Gen2 Switch elevator will be available globally through Otis operating units in a phased roll-out in developed and emerging markets, including: Europe, India, South East Asia, and Central and South America.

The Gen2 Switch elevator builds on the ground-breaking Gen2 product family, the fastest selling product in Otis’ 160-year history, with the added benefits of being simpler to install, more sustainable and safer during power failures or outages.

Simpler: All you need is a regular electrical outlet - just plug it in, and the Gen2 Switch elevator has all the power it needs. The elevator operates on single-phase power, making it perfect for retrofits or in new buildings where the elevator would be the only three-phase power installation.

Sustainable: Like other Otis Gen2 elevators with Otis’ patented flat-belts and ReGen drives, the Gen2 Switch elevator is up to 75 percent more efficient than traditional elevators. In addition, the Gen2 Switch elevator is the first low-power Gen2 system. The system requires 12 times less installed power from the power grid, compared to a standard Gen2 residential elevator. The system’s single phase technology is capable of drawing renewable power from resources such as solar panels or wind turbines.

Safer: A battery means convenience without fear. No being stranded in a blackout. No facing flight after flight of stairs with a disability – or a giant load of groceries.