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Friday, February 21 2020 - 21:47
Toshiba's Destination Control System FLOORNAVI Wins Gold Award at iF DESIGN AWARD 2020
KAWASAKI, Japan, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC) has been awarded with 
the top distinction in this year's iF DESIGN AWARD, the iF gold award. From 
7,298 submissions, only 75 were awarded the gold by the independent expert iF 

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The winning FLOORNAVI[], 
won a gold award in the discipline Product, in the Public Sector / Government 
category. The jury released the following statement regarding its decision to 
issue FLOORNAVI the gold:

"Toshiba has designed an efficient elevator (destination) control system in 
line with universal design to cater to the needs of able and disabled people. 
AI allows for floor destinations to be bundled effectively, reducing waiting 
time. The simple and easy interface is readily adaptable to various 
architecture contexts."

FLOORNAVI allows passengers to specify destination floors before embarking 
elevators and guides them to appropriate cars to reduce the number of floors at 
which they need to stop. Since passengers do not need to push floor buttons in 
the car, they can get in and out of the car smoothly even when it is congested.

Iconic ring-shaped icons and the chest-high operation panel allow comfortable 
operations. A full-scale mock-up is used to verify the usability to make 
FLOORNAVI easy to use for diverse people, including those in a wheelchair. 
FLOORNAVI helps greatly reduce the elevator travel time during the peak time, 
reducing passengers' stress."

TELC has been expanding its business operations outside of Japan with a strong 
focus in Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East to grow its global 
portfolio. This is in response to the rapid construction of high-rise buildings 
in tandem with the global economic growth, fuelling the demand for high quality 
product development, production and maintenance of elevators and escalators for 
increased social mobility.

Most recently in 2018, TELC established Toshiba Elevator (Vietnam) Limited 
Liability Company, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. TELC had earlier entered the 
market from 2014 through a partnership with a local company and this reaffirms 
the company's commitment to strengthen sales activity and offer high quality 
field services in the fast growing Vietnam market.

TELC will continue to strengthen system development, production, enhancing 
sales channel and sales partnerships for expansion in the global market. 
Responding to customers' expectations and requirements for safe and pleasant 
elevators, TELC will continuously pursue further innovation and improvement and 
enhance its technology to provide customers with the highest quality products 
and services.

For more information about FLOORNAVI, please contact us via our 

About Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation

Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC) was established in 
1967 and started global operation in the early 1970's. TELC has built a 
framework that encompasses all aspects of Toshiba's elevators from product and 
system development to production, installation, adjustment, maintenance and 
services in order to provide customers with the highest quality products and 

Utilizing the comprehensive technological infrastructure developed by Toshiba 
Corporation over more than 140 years since its foundation, we aim to further 
enhance the world-leading technology and quality that enabled us to develop 
ultra-high speed elevator, harnessing the full range of Toshiba's technological 


For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality 
for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding 
design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design 
prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: 
Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior 
Architecture, as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are 
featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed 
at the iF design exhibition in Berlin.

SOURCE Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation