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Not to be confused with Kone, which using similar Chinese name.

Tonic Electronic Engineering (Chinese: 通力電子工程) is a company based in Hong Kong, People's Republic of China since 1989. They also operate the manufacturing facilitates in Shenzhen, China, under their subsidiary, Smartonic Technologies (Chinese: 萬事通科技).

History

Tonic Electronic Engineering was established in 1989. They also operate the manufacturing facilitates in Shenzhen, China, under their subsidiary, Smartonic Technologies. They were certified comply the ISO 9001 in 1999 and ISO 9001:2000 in 2001.

In 1998, the "Design Manual: Barrier Free Access 1997 (設計手冊:暢通無阻的通道 1997, BFA 1997)" standard by Buildings Department has established. They produce the "Automatic Floor Announcement Unit" and "Lift Intercom System" to comply the BFA 1997 standard. Almost both major elevator companies and third-party elevator maintenance companies in Hong Kong were choosing their components.

Products

Arrival gong

Their arrival chime are usually can be placed in the floor indicator wiring box, for generating the up direction ring at once and down direction at twice[1][2][3].

Alarm buzzer

They only produce one type of elevator alarm buzzer, as they easily identify by the orange box with the "LIFT ALARM" (Chinese: 升降機警報器) word etched on the front panel. It could be a replacement of the original alarm bell or installed for the new installations.

LED and LCD floor indicators

They provide different types of the floor indicators. 16-Segmented, LED dot-matrix and LCD floor indicators. Most of their LED dot-matrix floor indicators are higher density, to display Chinese characters.

Intercom system

Their intercom system can build-up with the three way communications connected between elevator car, lobby security counter/security room/shroff office and machine room/MRL control panel.

Lift Access Control system

The access control system can choose either password keypad or the smart card with the card reader[4].

Backup power supply for lift car

Those usually installed on the car-top for lighting, intercom and ventilating in the elevator car.

Automatic Floor Announcement Unit

A common type of the floor announcement for the accessible elevators[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]. Cantonese, Putunghua (or Mandarin) and English are supported by default[11].

OtisOppositeDoorWillOpen

An announcement sample recorded from the elevator installed with the Tonic "Automatic Floor Announcement Unit". From the Sigma Muse NV on the footbridge in Hong Kong, China.

Notable projects

  • Most of the Public Housing Estate blocks built by Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong, China (1999 to present, with multiple contractors)
  • Seaview Crescent, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China (2002, by Otis)
  • Two International Finance Centre, Central, Hong Kong, China (2003, by Otis)
  • Hong Kong Police Headquarters, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China (2005, by ThyssenKrupp)

Trivia

  • From the elevator enthusiasts in Hong Kong, China, they always called the Tonic "Automatic Floor Announcement Unit" voiceover as the either "Otis Voice" or "Schindler Voice", when those components mainly installed in the both Otis and Schindler elevators in Hong Kong, China[12]. However, these terms were misleading as those can be installed on the elevators installed by other companies[11].

Notes and references

See also

External links

Third-party elevator components companies
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See also: Third-party elevator maintenance companies