The Touch-To-Go elevator touchscreen system takes the place of conventional pushbuttons within your elevators. When you touch the screen to select your destination floor, the touchscreen system alerts the elevator controller to your request, and when the request is acknowledged, the selected floor illuminates on the touchscreen to confirm your selection.
A typical installation of the Touch-To-Go elevator touchscreen system consists of the following components:
- CPU Panel (to control the system)
- Elevator Interface Unit (EIU) (to communicate with the elevator controller)
- Service Port (to access the system for maintenance/configuration)
- Keypad or buttons (as required for code compliance)
Constructed from tempered or strengthened glass, our touchscreens can withstand the force of a 1 pound steel ball dropped from 4 feet. The touchscreens can be operated with finger touch or with a gloved hand, and there are no known wear-out mechanisms; the touch screen technology has been operationally verified to still function after over 50 million touches in one location. The seamless smooth glass surface is easier to clean and less likely to trap contaminants than traditional mechanical buttons, and a liquid-tight bezel prevents the accidental entry of fluids into the electronics.
The bright, high-resolution LCD panels can display over 16 million colors and are available with an extremely wide viewing angle (178° horizontally and vertically), low power consumption, and a long lifespan.
The compact CPU panel contains a rugged industrial CPU and all of the associated peripherals and components required to drive the touchscreen system. The CPU is a 100% solid state device with no moving parts or internal fans. Its ultra-low power consumption means that overheating is not a concern, even in the confined, enclosed space of an elevator panel.
Because the system is built upon a robust and powerful hardware platform, new features and enhancements can be added through software updates without the need to replace components (or even open the elevator panels!).
The CPU panel is capable of driving up to two touchscreens, and can also be equipped with networking hardware to allow you to link all of the elevators in a building for ease of administration and graphics updates.
Elevator Interface Unit (EIU)
The patent-pending Touch-To-Go Elevator Interface Unit links the touchscreen system to the elevator controller. It emulates the function of conventional pushbuttons, providing compatibility with almost any elevator controller (new or existing). No changes to the elevator controller are required; it operates just as if it was connected to regular pushbuttons. If conventional pushbuttons are required for code compliance, they may be wired in parallel with the elevator interface unit.
The service port is located in the elevator's service cabinet. Together with two keyed switches, this port allows for full configuration and administration of the touchscreen system without the need to open the elevator panels. Keyed switches provide access to an adminstration menu, and a USB flash drive can be connected to the service port to load new graphics onto the touchscreen system.
The optional Touch-To-Go keypad provides a space-efficient solution to code compliance issues while also acting as a fail-safe backup in the event that the touchscreens are out of service.