flexyPage is a universal display system for elevators and digital signage. Different designs and sizes allow the use in many applications, the web-based software is modular and with our services we support you in realizing your individual application.
New possibilities of information display for lifts
The technological progress in the development of TFT displays has resulted in new products in many areas. For example, television tubes and PC monitors have been completely replaced by flat screens in just a few years and normal mobile phones have been replaced by smartphones. This was made possible by the many advantages offered by modern TFT displays. They are light, flat and energy-saving, offer ever higher resolutions and a long service life, and in addition they provide a very good picture due to particularly wide viewing angles, brightness and contrast. Today, smartphones and tablet PCs are part of everyday life and users expect a similar user interface and an interactive, attractive design of all information from other modern devices as well. The use of this modern technology in display systems for elevators opens up completely new possibilities.
Individual design and configuration options
Thanks to the extensive design and customization options offered by modern TFT displays, the layout can be optimally adapted to the style of the building and the needs of the residents. For this purpose, the multimedia displays provide a web-based editor that allows intuitive configuration via drag and drop with any current web browser. The installation of special software is therefore no longer necessary. The functions of the Multimedia Elevator Display are provided by widgets, i.e. small applications that can be flexibly placed on the screen and freely adapted in size and color to the layout of the display. Thus, all kinds of applications can be covered with the modern displays for elevators.
Flexible hardware solutions
The flexyPage elevator displays are 'intelligent' displays thanks to small integrated applications - so-called widgets. This means that they can evaluate information themselves and actively shape the output on the display. This requires information about the environment or processes of the respective application. The flexyPage multimedia displays receive this information via both internal and externally connectable sensors.
The flexyPage mother board is already equipped with several sensors that enable many intelligent functions.
The modern flexyPage displays contain a buffered real-time clock. This ensures that the set time is retained even in the event of a power failure or if the display is switched off briefly. With the signal of the internal clock, a multitude of time-controlled functions can be realized.
The internal temperature sensor is used to calibrate the real-time clock and the accelerometer to increase the accuracy of these sensors. However, the measured temperature can also be shown on the displays or can be queried remotely. It is also possible to control events, issue certain messages or switch an output when a set limit value is reached.
An acceleration sensor was integrated on the board. This allows the recognition of the installation direction of the display (horizontal, vertical).
The displays can be equipped with different touch sensors. Mostly capacitive touch sensors are used. Depending on the application, the user can enter commands such as calls in elevators and PIN codes or navigate through the menus of an application.
The function of modern multimedia displays can be greatly enhanced by using external sensors. For this purpose, the displays are equipped with a CANopen interface, among other things, via which many sensors freely available on the market can be used. Mostly a special widget is necessary for the use of external sensors, which enables the functions of the sensor in your application.
If your application requires the evaluation of many discrete signals, external input/output modules can be used to provide the required terminals. These modules are connected via the CAN interface, which supports the CANopen protocol.
The connection of position sensors is especially intended for use in elevators. If a position sensor is available to the elevator display via the CANopen interface, the current position of the car, the floor level and the current speed can be output directly.
Sensors that determine the nominal load in an elevator and provide this information via the CAN interface can be used to output the signals full load or overload, to detect misuse and, depending on the accuracy of the sensor, to 'determine' the number of people in the car.
The flexyPage display is equipped with the most important interfaces for expansion with sensors, for networking the displays with each other and for connection to the Internet.
A galvanically isolated CAN high-speed interface is available for connection to the elevator's field bus, the connection of external input/output modules and sensors, and for networking the displays. The flexyPage displays fully support the open standard CANopen-Lift.
All flexyPage displays are equipped with a 10/100 Mbit LAN interface. This is used to configure the displays, connect to the Internet and to the building automation system.
Inputs and Outputs
All flexyPage displays provide four galvanically isolated and freely configurable inputs. If your application requires additional signals, external modules are available for this purpose.
A loudspeaker connection is provided for voice announcements, the floor gong, background music or video sound. The internal amplifier has a power of at least 6 W. Commercially available loudspeakers with 4-8 Ohm can be easily connected to the terminals.
A USB 2.0 host socket is also available. A USB stick can be used to import updates or videos and to load or save parameter sets.
For the control of external monitors and TVs, the flexyPage technology is available in the boxed version. Here the video signals are available on an HDMI or a DVI interface, which supports a display resolution of up to Full HD (1920x1080 pixels).