Intelligently guiding masses of people[ 16-03-2012 ]
With Smart Guidance, ETAP introduces an innovative guidance system that guides people to their destination
in an intelligent and intuitive way. Smart Guidance is intended first of all for locations where large groups
of people come together in unfamiliar or complex environments such as stations, cinema halls, sports events,
hotels or hospitals.
The Smart Guidance system consists of a series of luminaires that are installed along the recommended route, and that are switched as running light to indicate the right direction. In addition, LED rails are installed around passages which indicate by means of a green or red colour whether the passage can be used or not. A central controller
responds to alarms and adapts the signals accordingly.
Smart Guidance helps to evacuate large groups of people more rapidly and safely in emergency situations. The moving light of the luminaires removes all doubt as to the direction to be followed by people. This saves valuable time during evacuations. In addition, Smart Guidance indicates the most appropriate escape route. Safe emergency exits
light up green, blocked or unavailable emergency exits light up red. All these devices help save human lives at crucial moments.
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The system is also useful in normal day-to-day situations. In stadiums and cinema halls, for example, Smart Guidance guides visitors to their seats in dark or semi-dark spaces. Afterwards they can leave the site in a smooth and orderly fashion. Moreover, they do so following the route indicated by the organisers, thereby preventing queueups,
accidents or panic situations.
In hotels and hospitals, Smart Guidance helps visitors – who are often unfamiliar with the environment – navigate throughout the building. Moreover, the system provides accurate lighting in corridors and shows the way to crucial locations such as reception halls and emergency exits.