Web-based Elevator Management



  • If you were building a system that controls elevators - allowing you to stop them, start them, shut off floors and set off alarms - where would you put it? On the web of course!

    As the marketing spiel puts it, The EMS Panorama system for Otis elevators "is web-based, allowing users to access it from virtually any location".
    http://www.otis.com/site/us/Pages/EMSPanorama.aspx

    One could argue that good design, careful testing and competent system administration should reduce the risk of hackers turning your liftwells into skyscraper-sized games of Connect Four. But when the minimum system requirements state that 'Internet Explorer 6.1' is required - even though there never was a version 6.1 of IE - I'm not getting my hopes up.




  • Nice - [url=http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7700]Elevator Action[/url] for real ....



  • Now all we need to do is get Windows running in that Elevator Action machine and you're set...




  • @gutch said:

     But when the minimum system requirements state that 'Internet Explorer 6.1' is required - even though there never was a version 6.1 of IE - I'm not getting my hopes up.

    Maybe they mean IE6 Service Pack 1? Still wrong ofcourse, but I've also seen the XP SP2 IE version reffered to as "IE 6.2"



  •  That's almost as bad as one of my friends' new washer and dryer with web interfaces...



  • @gutch said:

    The EMS Panorama system for Otis elevators "is web-based, allowing users to access it from virtually any location".

     

    Nice. Saves you the hassle of actually playing around with the control panel.



  • And here I thought web-controlled lights were stupid...

    But then again, given the behavior of most elevators, having a random script kiddie play with it from the internet can only be an improvement.


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