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MRLs in Emergencies

By TAK Mathews | June 1, 2020

The space-saving design must meet vital criteria for use as firefighter and emergency-evacuation elevators. by TAK MathewsThis article was first presented at the 2019 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Las Vegas. For more information on December 7-8, 2020’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. The requirement for firefighter elevators has been recognized…

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Clearly Protected

By Gene Kennedy | June 1, 2020

This Product Spotlight details how Flood Glass can be the answer for lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy. by Gene Kennedy One of the enduring images of Hurricane Sandy, which hit the NYC area with winds and storm surge in October 2012, is that of water cascading down the stairways leading to the city’s subway stations.…

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Facing Challenges

By Matthew Jackson | May 1, 2020

NY Build is able to put on a very active show through a subdued atmosphere. by Matthew Jackson, EW Correspondent Against the backdrop of the growing spread of the coronavirus — a situation that was just starting to give the average person pause — the NY Build tradeshow took place on March 3-4 at the…

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Newest on the Market

By Lee Freeland | May 1, 2020

This Product Spotlight highlights GENEMEK’s latest fixtures. by Lee Freeland Istanbul-based GENEMEK offers floor and cabin panels, push buttons, call buttons, LCD displays, floor indicators, controlled transition systems and plug-and-play systems, all intended for use in elevators. Citing a 22,000-m2 production facility, the company says one-fourth of its employees are in R&D. Founded in 1999,…

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Big-Brothers

Big Brothers

By Lee Freeland | May 1, 2020

This Product Spotlight involves incorporating AI into fixtures for a variety of benefits. by Lee Freeland Triedburg, Austria-based View Elevator has released what it calls the “first smart autoresponsive two-senses emergency call system.” VIEW is a “smart emergency call and infotainment system” built to tackle multiple challenges. The “two-senses principle” means the emergency-call protocol requests…

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From Dairy Queen to Fixture King

By Kaija Wilkinson | May 1, 2020

Innovation Industries has grown from humble beginnings to become a powerhouse provider of a range of products. by Kaija Wilkinson A former Dairy Queen on a decommissioned U.S. Air Force base in Roswell, New Mexico, was the unlikely first location of Innovation Industries, Inc. in 1972. The company was launched by four business partners who…

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Cabin Design

By Muharrem B. Çakirer | May 1, 2020

Thinking of design first helps prevent creating obstacles for the disabled, while enhancing accessibility. by Muharrem Çakırer Design is the way to show how beautiful any product can be. As the elevator cab carries people and goods and is the part of the elevator visible to the end user, it is one of the two…

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New Skills for New Communications

By Peter Rampf | April 1, 2020

In this Readers’ Platform, networking, firewalls, video, VoIP and more are discussed. by Peter Rampf Can an adjuster do it all? Emerging trends in elevator communication systems are not making an implementer’s job any easier. Elevator contractors have seen communications requirements consistently increase in complexity. First, we had the alarm bell, then the handheld handset,…

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Reaching the Rider

By Alice Gogh | April 1, 2020

Today’s tech-savvy elevator users are accustomed to the type of content in-car displays can deliver. by Alice Gogh It’s 8 a.m. on a Monday, and you’ve just survived the harrowing rush hour commute. Upon arriving at your building, you step into the safety of a quiet, marble-lined, gold-toned lobby to press the stainless-steel push button,…

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Eyes and Ears

By Dave Mann and Calvin Linde | April 1, 2020

Latest code changes mandate stricter requirements for emergency communications. by Dave Mann and Calvin Linde With the close of 2019 came the publication of the updated ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. As with any code revision, the question for equipment owners and maintainers/installers becomes, “How will this affect me?” Looking specifically…

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