Wingage Portal Software Announced
DigiGage Ltd. (ELEVATOR WORLD, May 2011) has announced its winGage software for use with its 22-60-in. screens for elevator cabins. The remotely managed “infotainment” software interfaces with the “digitally transparent” panel via the Internet and includes access to a library of varying content “worlds.” The product can be used to schedule content displays; configure screens’ in-building messaging system, specific floors with their own messaging and real-time, localized rich-site-summary feeds; and enable/disable floor numbering. The software does not require integration with the elevator’s internal components, only a standard electrical outlet and Internet connection – wired or wireless – in the cabin.
DigiGage calls its patent-pending software a “virtual window,” which detects the movement of the cab, gathering such data as movement direction, speed, location and degree of acceleration or deceleration. It then controls the content in the panel accordingly, moving the on-screen media to account for the viewer’s change in point of view. The goal is to synchronize passengers’ sensation with what they see, as if the elevator were transparent. To further the feeling, the software can control specific objects within the panel to behave differently than others by escorting the viewing pane as it moves. For example, in an ocean view that simulates an underwater panoramic elevator, a dolphin could be displayed as if it is following the cab, while fish and reefs remain at their initial height.
To view a video on the introduction of the winGage software and bonus high-resolution images, visit the Online Extras section of www.elevatorworld.com.
EMC’S SW44823 Switch Series
Electro-Mech Components, Inc. (EMC) has introduced its lighted push-button SW44823 Multi-Image Switch Series for high-density instrumentation panels and display areas where several switching functions may be required. Designed in a unitized housing, the compact switches include either a T 1-3/4 (5-mm) midget flange-based LED or compact printed circuit board (PCB) with surface-mount technology LEDs and resistors on board. The switches may be specified with standard lenses, hidden legend lenses or interchangeable lens/filter combinations. The multi-image and horizontal- or split-legend faces save panel space to maximize small-area limitations.
The SW44823 switch derives from the EMC Series 600-800, and units can be specified in single or multiple switch functions from single pole, single throw to six pole, double throw, with momentary or alternate action switching. The new switches can be provided with two, four or more LEDs for split light segments. Units can be supplied individually or as ganged stations and installed with snap-in mounting from the front panel. An optional clear or translucent gray lens cover is available for protection or to achieve hidden legends. Switch ratings are 2 amp (resistive) and 0.5 amp (inductive) at 30 VDC or 125 VAC. Other features of the SW44823/Series 600-800 include an operating pressure of 2 lb. (± 1 lb.), plunger travel of 0.187 ft., weight of less than 1 oz. and a rated life of 100,000 minimum actuations. They can be interconnected with solder lug, PCB terminals or wire pigtail and connector.
For more information, contact EMC at 1826 Floradale Avenue, South El Monte, California 91733-3689; toll free: (888) 442-7180; fax: (626) 350-8070; e-mail: email@example.com; or website: www.electromechcomp.com.