Digital lift displays: modernisation made easy
Lift operators often dispense with the installation of displays on grounds of cost or convenience. Yet this kind of modernisation enhances the property’s value and offers more comfort to users and operators.
Many people dislike information sheets in a stylishly designed lift car. The impression arises that the lift technology and accessories are stuck in the pre-digital era. This is where mmodern display solutions can make an up-to-date statement.
Only sturdy technology should be considered in the car. After all, a lift display has to work in 24/7 mode, withstand vibrations, be dust-proof and survive an emergency stop. The infrastructure on the spot, including IT and the intended uses of the operator, pose other demands. Lift displays should always be considered in relation to the building and implemented as individual projects.
Remote access to display information
There are different ways of retrofitting a display in a lift. Surface-mounted solutions are very easy to retrofit without any need for major conversions. By contrast, in new structures or modernisations, displays are often installed flush-mounted, which requires precise planning and clean incorporation.
Display manufacturers like Avire provide the appliance preconfigured to enable start-up after installation without the need for special IT knowledge. The appliance parameters are set via a navigation box in so-called autonomous mode and updated with USB sticks.
Update via emergency call system is possible There are now enough high quality, easy-to-install displays. Photo: © Avire
Integration in the company network is even more convenient. Moreover, if the device understands and processes the standard protocols of lift controllers, remote start-up via plug & play as well as updates and remote control is feasible.
Among network-capable displays, those embedded completely in the ecosystem of the lift stand out. An update via the emergency call system is possible in this constellation. Among other things, remote access provides assistance for property managers whose office tenants regularly change. In this case, the display layout can be adjusted via the online dashboard to the new tenant and information.
The right display for any information
In addition, the displays differ in the information they provide. Simpler devices show texts, pictures and information such as lift data, travel direction, floor status or special information - these can be indications of service work or warnings.
Multimedia-capable displays can offer even more comprehensive functions that can be used in hospitals and old age homes, for example. But hotels also use these displays to highlight special campaign offers for daily excursions or restaurant daily specials. Ideally, the multimedia contents can be uploaded to an online platform and converted into the desired format.
Make modernisation visible with a display
Since a person on average only spends 13 seconds in a car, the multimedia use should be tailored. Even if it were the best advertising clip in the world, no one is going to stay longer than necessary. However, an application might be of interest where cameras send your picture to the display at every floor. This would mean that the lift support can see exactly where people on the route are waiting at that moment.
There are now enough high quality, easy-to-install displays. The advantage for operators is a high-quality modernisation that is visible and noticeable to users. A display can attract lift users’ attention – with contents that are important to each operator or help it to market its products and services.
By Shawn Gabor
The author is Sales Account Manager at Avire
More information: avire-global.com