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Hospitals / Clinics
Keys and valuable objects are managed by electronic ecos systems worldwide in all industries. Representative applications are listed below. With many thousands of systems worldwide, we have been active on the market for decades. Would you not see yourself represented by our selection, please ask our partners and sales contacts for references or solutions from your area.
A worldwide car rental company wants to install automatic terminals for the distribution of car keys at numerous international airports.
The barcode of the driver´s license shall be read and used as an access medium.
In this case, our drawer system, ecos drawer, is the perfect answer.
The required barcode reader is connected to our terminal, and the bidirectional data transmission is achieved through a SOAP interface.
Nationwide carpool management
A large organisation was looking for an automated solution for the management of their carpool.
The reservation and distribution of the car keys needed to be implemented for the staff on a 24/7 basis.
The client required data transmission of pseudonymised user information by an internal, highly secured network.
A complete solution including hardware and software as well as GSM communication was to be provided and operated.
More than 500 key management systems of our ecos premium were installed nationwide, in order to ensure management of a carpool of over 10.000 vehicles. All systems are communicating using 3G/4G with the ecos Cloud.
More than 100.000 drivers have access to the carpool using:
- the ecos reserve app for Android and iOS
- the ecos terminals on-site
- the ecos webman internet site
All existing weapons and their ammunition are supposed to be monitored and automaticaly managed by a locker system. The existing armory had to be used, which was designed for only half of the actual weapons stored.
In addition, handguns should only be assigned individually to employees. Long weapons only to the members of each duty shift.
The ammunition should be stored separately from weapons and follow the same output criteria. A visual inspection should be possible.
All weapons were labeled with RFID tags. Due to the lack of space, different sizes of ecos drawers were used. All weapons were labeled with RFID tags. Due to the lack of space, different sizes of ecos drawers were used.
The ammunition was kept in lockers with transparent panes of the type ecos depot to allow a visual inspection.The ammunition was kept in lockers with transparent panes of the type ecos depot to allow a visual inspection.
The handguns and ammunition magazines were provided The handguns and ammunition magazines were provided individually with access rights to the employees.
The long weapons were divided into groups of objects and assigned via group permission to multiple employees of a shift.
A mailbox system had to be developed with an access-protected space for the automated distribution of external post and confidential internal documents.
For safety concerns it was not allowed to use the IT infrastructure of the company.
Due to data protection requirements (postal privacy) the recipient had to remain anonymous as far as possible. His personal data was not allowed to be stored locally in the system.
Lockers were used of the product range ecos depot. The system is self-sufficient and informes the user via GSM-modem about their post.
The post office of the company or other internal staff can distribute post or other documents to the compartments and then enter the cell phone number of the recipient. The recipient will receive a SMS from the PO Box system including an access PIN, the compartment number and a message about the deposited object.
With a valid access card and the received PIN, the receiver can pick up his mail or documents at the system.
Luggage locker system
In the parking garage of an airport, vandal-resistant lockers in different sizes for traveling and carry-on luggage had to be installed. Some selected compartments should have a 230 volt power supply. One compartment should even enable storing sets of golf clubs or ski equipment.
The compartments should have no individual payment units, but a central control unit that accepts coins, banknotes and later also credit cards.
Reopening the compartments should only take place centrally via Reopening the compartments should only take place centrally via barcode tickets. The use of single keys per compartment should be omitted.
The control unit should allow the use of a tariff system after time periods and days of the week.
To be safe against vandalism, lockers from our product range ecos safe were used. These are produced with a 6 mm double-sided steel door with double locking bolts that satisfy these requirements perfectly.
The control software is integrated into the corporate network, so that the monitoring and billing can be easily performed from a remote workstation.
An integrated communication unit enables direct contact with headquarters for customers with questions or problems.
In an amusement park the newest attraction (an ultramodern roller coaster) was put into operation.
For safety reasons, the Association for Technical Inspection made restrictions that no bags can be kept when riding the rollercoaster.
A solution was sought, where the visitors can store their bags easily and safe. Then after the end of the ride the bags need to be automatically given out again.
The vestibule of the ride was separated into two areas with a system of 138 pass-through compartments of the type ecos depot size L-2/3. Both, the entrance area as well as the exit area were equipped with 4 barcode reading stations.
The barcode on the entrance ticket can be used to deposit the baggage in a free compartment before boarding the roller coaster. When leaving the ride at the exit area, luggage can be retrieved automatically on the opposite of the passthrough compartments.
Currently about 5,000 pieces of luggage are stored daily.
Pass-through compartments “ecos depot“ of the size L-1/3 for automated document delivery.
These compartments are used for controlled and efficient receipt and return of freight forwarding documents to truck drivers.
At Deutsche Bahn, we have implemented several projects in three areas since 2005, some of them are still in progress.
1) For Deutsche Bahn's facility management, we equipped dormitories with key cabinets in 2005. These dormitories provide rooms for train staff whose trains were "stranded". This means that their scheduled arrival at the destination station could no longer take place on the same day. Thanks to our systems, these employees could organize their own rooms if required.
2) In the area of maintenance for the ICE trains at the Hamburg plant, a project was implemented in 2014 that prevented employees from working on the trains while the high voltage was still applied. This was regulated by a key exchange, which ensured that the key for the high-voltage supply was removed from the train and was in the cabinet before another key could be issued to open the technical compartments.
3) The DB Sicherheit together with ecos systems carried out a pilot project in 2017 to validate our key cabinets with GSM, SIM and Cloud. She then decided to use our key cabinets with GSM and SIM card on our cloud to independently install the cabinets throughout Germany as required. The rollout is currently underway. Here the flexibility of such a solution was of decisive importance. Instead of having to wait until a particularly endangered station receives the necessary IT infrastructure from the internal IT department, the security officer brings a system to the respective location, attaches it and connects the power. The data of the employees is already known, only the authorizations have to be assigned and the system is ready for use
The French railway also has several projects with our systems in use. In 2017, the French railways made the strategic decision to use our "ecos care" service in all projects with ecos systems. This "ecos care" service includes a GSM modem with SIM card per system and cloud hosting of the administration software with telephone service maintenance contract.
1) The most important and largest project has to do with the management of tablets. Two years ago the strategic decision was made to migrate all communication internally to tablets. Several 10,000 tablets were purchased with simple lockers for storage. Unfortunately, it turned out that these lockers were not secure enough and that the tablets could not be loaded overnight. This has a very strong influence on the workflow, as the employees were not able to work the next day. For this reason, these simple lockers will be replaced by ecos depots over the next few years. Our lockers are delivered with an integrated power connection, charge monitoring and network connection. The first specialist systems were delivered in 2017 and further orders have already been placed.
2) For tool management, all "Technicentre" will be equipped with our systems over the next few years. A particularly interesting detail in this project is the automatic management and calibration of the torque wrenches, even the very large ones (1.3 m) for the TGV axes. After each use (freely adjustable) of the respective torque wrenches, these must be calibrated and the 3 results entered into the tablet. These values can be evaluated in the software. The first systems of this type were delivered in 2017.
3) Since 2011, many large Parisian stations (Gare de Lyon, Gare de l'Est, etc.) have been equipped with specialist radio management systems by our French subsidiary ecos systems Sarl.
In 2009, the Swiss railways and Swisscom jointly carried out a project to digitise train driver stands. At that time, tablets were introduced in each train for the purpose of train control. For this project, we supplied 11 locker systems with power and LAN connection and installed them at the largest and most important regional stations. All systems were managed by a Swisscom helpdesk and were equipped with replacement tablets, which in the event of damage could be made available very quickly to the train drivers with their profiles and programs installed. For this project we designed the Helpdesk as a development service.
In 2017, the Luxembourg railway decided to purchase a tool management system from ecos systems. Our "ecos care" service is also used here. At 5 different locations, all ticket scanners, hand printers, documents and various other CFL work tools are output dynamically and automatically without any fixed personal association.