LAX pilots 'Smart Restrooms'



Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Tooshlights®, the only smart restroom traffic management system that helps guests “know where to go®,” has announced a pilot program of smart restrooms in one of Los Angeles International Airport´s (LAX) terminals, the company said.

The patented technology helps passengers navigate busy bathrooms and will now light the way for them in American Airlines´ Terminal 4.

LAX and Tooshlights are also working with Infax, the data-driven provider of innovative IT solutions for airports and other public venues, which works in conjunction with Tooshlights to play a role in the smart restroom transformation. Tooshlights provides Infax with real-time venue-specific data that allows airport officials to track the occupancy usage of restroom stalls.

LAX officials will join representatives from Tooshlights and Infax for a media preview of the restrooms, to unveil the new smart restroom system and show off how it works, on Wednesday, April 4 at 10 AM PT. Media interested in attending for interviews and photos/video should contact laxpr@lawa.org. Members of the press will need to submit ID information in advance, as the restrooms are post-security.

The new smart restroom technology being deployed at LAX combines cutting-edge technological innovation with a unique design aesthetic to solve the critical problems of cleanliness and efficiency of public restrooms. According to an Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey, the availability of washrooms/toilets is one of the top ten most important items to all LAX guests in 2017.

The LAX smart restroom pilot program of the Tooshlights system includes more than 20 smart restroom stalls, which will work similarly to parking garage lights. Each unit consists of a smart latch and indicator light. When the stall is available, the light is green. When the stall is occupied, and the smart latch activated, the light turns red. There are also blue indicator lights for ambulatory stalls.

LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named one of Skytrax´ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. LAX served more than 84.6 million passengers in 2017. LAX offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the US and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers.

Based in Los Angeles, Tooshlights — powered by Modus Systems LLC — is the industry´s first and only automated LED lighting system that increases traffic flow in public restrooms by letting the guest “know where to go.” The patented, sleekly designed smart restroom solution is solving a massive pain point for consumers — privacy and long wait times. Tooshlights enhances the guest experience, helping to increase profits and eliminate awkwardness of people not knowing which stalls are open. The company´s patented technology also aims to better connect people with the spaces that they occupy through the use of real-time, venue-specific information.

Tooshlights can dramatically improve restroom traffic flow of all types of commercial spaces such as, arenas, stadiums, airports, malls, hotels, convention centers, casinos, theme parks and office buildings.