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The Future of Elevator Communications

By Elevator World | July 1, 2018

Solutions for elevator communication systems in the face of the elimination of landlines The phone inside the elevator cab is, quite possibly, the last item that comes to mind when thinking of elevators in a building — that is, until the elevator falters, and the elevator phone is the only reliable means of summoning help…

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CANopen Group Defines Communication Protocol

By Colin Zauner | July 1, 2018

KEB drive takes advantage of vendor-neutral, plug-and-play standard. by Dalen Miller and Colin Zauner Reliable and safe operation of elevator systems requires interoperability between many interconnected devices. Throughout the entire lifecycle of the elevator system, if any device malfunctions or fails to operate as intended, the entire system is in jeopardy of a shutdown. This…

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Taking the Trouble out of Troubleshooting

By Matt Irvin | July 1, 2018

This Product Spotlight features a time-saving system that quickly communicates the location of faults. When an electrical fault in a safety system shuts down an elevator, a technician is called in to troubleshoot the problem — a tedious process of testing individual circuits that can take hours. Is it the door lock? A limit switch?…

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Eyes on the Future

By Kaija Wilkinson | November 1, 2016

thyssenkrupp unveils “mixed-reality” preventative-maintenance technology Microsoft HoloLens at 1 WTC in NYC. Scientists studying 3D images of the surface of Mars. Medical students learning about human anatomy from digital (rather than actual) cadavers at Case Western University in Cleveland. And, now, elevator technicians training, preparing for jobs and receiving expert guidance using the same futuristic…

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Staying Connected

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

Elevator coverage for mobile services is becoming a mandatory requirement for buildings and is rapidly becoming a requirement in lease agreements between tenants and building owners. In addition, there is an overall requirement for in-elevator coverage for public-safety wireless applications. Traditional solutions for wireless coverage inside elevators leave much to be desired: antennas mounted within…

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Smart Inspection System

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

KOELSA obtains world’s first mobile-device-based elevator-inspection-system patent. Reprinted from KOELSA The Korea Elevator Safety Agency (KOELSA) obtained a patent for an “elevator safety system using a mobile device.” It is the world’s first mobile-device-based, elevator-safety system, which KOELSA researched and developed with its own technology. KOELSA has completed its establishment in the domestic elevator-inspection market,…

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Monitoring of Communication Lines

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

2010 code compliance is discussed in this Product Spotlight. The ASME A17.1/CSA B44 code states that the communication device in the car must have the means to check the “communication” line at least once every 24 hr. As the variety of communication options continues to expand, this becomes more and more difficult to accomplish. Customers…

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New Infrastructure of Elevator Remote Monitoring System and Expansion of Services

By by Shunji Takao, Ryouichi Sakai and Masaaki Yoshida | November 1, 2016

Hitachi’s HERIOS and BUILCARE Network Service add benefits to remote monitoring and control. by Shunji Takao, Ryouichi Sakai and Masaaki Yoshida This paper was presented at Madrid 2016, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 21, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from…

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Elevator Telephony

By Dr. Lee Gray | November 1, 2016

Historical evidence for the first use of elevator telephones is examined. The 1908 Singer Building in New York City is often identified as the first building in the U.S. to employ telephones in elevator cars. The sources used to corroborate this claim include “Loud Speaking Telephones for Elevator Operation,” which was published in the August…

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Kings III Emergency Communications

By Lee Freeland | November 1, 2016

Kings III Emergency Communications is a family-owned company that strives to help its customers reduce their risk and liability. Its turnkey emergency communication services are utilized in such locations as elevators, pools, parking garages, campuses and more. Its Emergency Dispatch Center (EDC) is always on call to dispatch help from more than 6,000 Public Safety Answering…

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