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The DCP is the brain of the ecosystem as it acts as a two-way data link allowing information to flow in and out of the lift shaft. This data flow enables configuration and monitoring of all devices on the MK CANBus. MK CANBus is the easy to install connection between the Avire Ecosystem devices. All information sent via the DCP is presented on our secure cloud-platform, the Avire Hub.

Accessories

The CANBus Splitter and Universal Power Supply are accessories to the system.

The CANBus Splitter allows for up to 4 CANBus lines per splitter and two splitters can be used per DCP. The DCP can therefore work with multiple lift shafts.

The Lift HAWK is the solution for monitoring the status of your lifts remotely. When fitted on the top of the lift car (TOC) the Lift HAWK remotely moves the lift to check that it is functioning properly with lift tests initiated via the Avire Hub. The HAWK also self-learns the typical activity of a lift and can autonomously perform lift tests in periods of prolonged inactivity.

COMING SOON: The connection of CONNEX pushes an alert to the Avire Hub through the DCP when a lift controller sends the ‘lift out of service’ signal and the device can also be programmed to monitor how much time engineers are on site. CONNEX also saves time by allowing remote restart of the lift controller and can be used to trigger the siren when alarm push occurs.

The Avire Hub is a cloud based platform for monitoring and configuring devices. Specifically designed for the lift industry the secure platform allows you to view your lift portfolio online, perform tests to check lift functionality, monitor EN81-28 background calls and receive real-time feedback and alerts.

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A new controller has been launched for Panachrome+ including a CANBus connection. The smart controller sends data back to the Avire Hub via the DCP with information such as number of timed out diodes, door blocks, region of the blocked diode on the light curtain and number of door cycles. Alerts can be set up so that you are notified on the go via email.

There is no need to replace the COP or wire to the lift controller when you install the PRP display and Nav Box. The Navigation Box is easy to configure and inbuilt sensors provide floor position information to be shown on screen. Tact switches allow for display configuration to be done on site. The PRP offers a high quality picture display that quickly and easily updates your lifts.

The Digital Audio Unit (DAU), Triphony Unit, Inductive Loop and Pit Phone (DAP) build the EN81-28 compliant emergency telephone feature of the DCP.

The DAU sits behind the COP panel with Triphony units providing TOC and BOC communication points, or alternatively a DAP can be used in the pit to provide an alarm point at the bottom of the shaft. Inductive Loop provides EN81-70 compliance.

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  • SMART ELEVATORS

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Our Communication System consists of 2 core elements and a potential for several extremity components providing data to these 2 core elements. The heart of the communication system is the DCP; a platform allowing two-way data communication and this data comes to life through the Avire Hub cloud interface.

The DCP allows customers to send and receive data to and from connected devices within the lift shaft, it provides a data link which feeds into and from our intuitive and easy-to-use cloud platform.

Using data to improve efficiency is not a new concept and the Digital Communications System brings this to lifts, without the cost and hassle of installing a new controller. With remote configuration and monitoring the DCP allows customers to have real time information regarding lift status for the purposes of predictive maintenance and to inform decision making.

 

DCP Digital Communication Platform

The Memco DCP combines a GSM gateway, emergency telephone and M2M gateway in a single unit. The system is EN81-28 compliant and allows you to upgrade a system from PSTN to GSM. The DCP allows you to reliably configure, update and monitor devices remotely.

Avire Hub

Avire’s cloud monitoring system allows you to see your entire lift portfolio online, to spot when a site visit is actually necessary, to remotely update displays and other equipment, to stream data live from lift controllers or sensors, and to do all of this within a safe and secure digital environment.

Lift HAWK

A common issue for lift engineers is being called out to site to check an ‘out of service’ lift, however, the lift is often ‘running on arrival’. The Lift HAWK means that maintenance companies can quickly and easily check to see if the lift is genuinely ‘out of service’ from a remote location.

PRP

The unique retrofit display solution. Less wiring, less time, less hassle. The E-Motive PRP is the only option for easily upgrading to an eye-catching LCD solution.

MRP

The MRP with Navigation box brings multimedia content to elevators with quick and easy installation. Update your display without having to worry about replacing the entire COP, wiring up to the controller or having the correct lift protocol.

Panachrome+

Connected Panachrome+ is the world’s most complete elevator door safety mechanism. This premium light curtain has coloured red and green indicators to highlight door movement.

DCP Accessories

The Digital Audio Unit (DAU), Triphony Unit, Inductive Loop and Pit Phone (DAP) build the EN81-28 compliant emergency telephone feature of the DCP.

 

What is CANBus?

What is CANBus?

CANBus (Controller Area Network) is a vehicle bus standard designed to allow smart devices to communicate with each other through a robust, low-cost message-based protocol.
Understanding Cellular Networks

Understanding Cellular Networks

As the elevator industry advances towards connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT), it is important to understand the cellular network types used.
The History of Lifts: Where did it all begin?

The History of Lifts: Where did it all begin?

Interesting lift fact: as a group, they carry the equivalent of the world’s population in three days. They have played an important role in shaping our world and our lives.
The Most Effective Elevator Door-Edge Safety Systems with LED and 3D Technologies

The Most Effective Elevator Door-Edge Safety Systems with LED and 3D Technologies

Light curtains for elevator door edges have been the established technology for protecting passengers from door impacts for many years. Their usage is described in the relevant codes in many regions and some basic light curtains can meet the standards.
Advertising on elevator LCD displays

Advertising on elevator LCD displays

LCD display installations are becoming much more popular when replacing traditional dot matrix displays. With the growth of LCD displays there is clearly an improved visual benefit as you can display richer graphical content but there is also the opportunity for advertising on screens. This can be specifically targeted at demographics based on the installation space.
Autodiallers and Internet Protocol (IP) phone systems

Autodiallers and Internet Protocol (IP) phone systems

There are two instances where a customer may need to connect an autodialler to a digital line.
Smart Elevators Use Cloud Computing

Smart Elevators Use Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more – over the Internet (“the cloud”).
Analogue to fibre… What does this mean for the lift industry?

Analogue to fibre… What does this mean for the lift industry?

Lift emergency phone regulations require that emergency-communication phones be available at all times for lift passengers in the event they become trapped in a lift. Traditionally this requirement is met with the employment of fixed landlines as the means of transmission for lift emergency phones.
Lift Connectivity

Lift Connectivity

Connectivity within the lift industry using the latest elevator technology provides many benefits to providers, owners, and passengers, leading to a broader understanding of lift use and maintenance.
When will 2G networks be turned off?

When will 2G networks be turned off?

The implementation of faster and more efficient 3G and 4G networks have reduced the demand for 2G. Providers have reassessed the need to provide 2G and are gradually decommissioning the 2G network.
Cellular Technology for Elevator Emergency Phones

Cellular Technology for Elevator Emergency Phones

With the evolution of cellular technology, the case for employing mobile phones in elevator communications has become compelling. In this article, we address many common concerns regarding the use of cellular to provide service to elevator emergency phones.
Energy-efficiency and Lifts

Energy-efficiency and Lifts

Lifts typically use 3 to 5% of the overall energy consumption of a building. Can we reduce this significant energy consumption and develop green, energy-efficient lifts?
What is an M2M SIM Card?

What is an M2M SIM Card?

This article discusses what SIM cards are, the different types of SIM cards and which SIM cards are the best for use in the elevator market.
EN81-28:2018 – What You Need to Know

EN81-28:2018 – What You Need to Know

Since 2003, Part 28 has been the industry’s reference for installing, testing, and designing emergency telephones. Now in 2018 we are seeing a major revision. How will the revision affect you?
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) – Overview and Impact for Lifts

Radio Equipment Directive (RED) – Overview and Impact for Lifts

The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) establishes a regulatory framework for “making available on the market” and “putting into service” radio equipment in the European Union.  It replaced the prior directive (R&TTE 1999/5/EC) and was effective 13 June 2017.
Are SIM cards safe as lift components?

Are SIM cards safe as lift components?

Over seven billion SIM cards are in active use globally making them the most widely used security token in the world. Over-the-air (OTA) updates can be deployed by SMS which allows the SIMs to be updated remotely. However, lift engineers have concerns relating to SIM hacking which could mean soaring premium rate bills.
EN81-71: Lift standards for Vandal Resistant Lift Components

EN81-71: Lift standards for Vandal Resistant Lift Components

Vandalism is a major concern for lift owners; damage through misuse and abuse impacts both the availability of lifts, and passenger safety. EN81-71:2005 is a harmonised European Standard which outlines additional protective measures to improve the vandal resistance of lift installations.
Light Immunity Explained

Light Immunity Explained

How do Avire’s light curtains achieve enhanced light immunity?
Lift door safety

Lift door safety

When selecting a suitable light curtain for your lift door safety application it is important to consider several factors before making your decision. Diode count, number of beams and response time all play a part in determining the relative performance of a particular detector, and no feature should be judged in isolation.
Elevator Safety, Door Edges & EN81 Lift Standards

Elevator Safety, Door Edges & EN81 Lift Standards

As of September 2017 all new lifts must comply with EN81-20 and EN81-50 Elevator Standards. These standards were approved in 2014 to replace EN81-1 and EN81-2, and after a grace period for the elevator maintenance and installation industry to prepare, these elevator standards are now mandatory for all new lifts.
EN81-72 Fire-Fighting Lift Regulations

EN81-72 Fire-Fighting Lift Regulations

In 2015, the European Committee for Standardisation released an update to the standard for the installation of Firefighter Lifts, EN81-72:2015. This replaced the 2003 version of the same standard.
EN81-20 Detectors

EN81-20 Detectors

In August 2014 two new standards covering lift design (EN 81-20:2014) and installation requirements (EN 81-50:2014) were released in Europe. These replace EN 81-1:1998+A3:2009 and EN 81-2:1998+A3:2009, which were 15 years old and needed upgrading to comply with modern safety requirements. It is expected that the new standards will also be adopted in China, South America and Australia.