Dewhurst, the elevator component supplier, approached E-Motive following a request from a major elevator manufacturer for a new specification of display. The displays needed to be very bright – to make them easily visible from a distance – and able to show elevator position, upper and lower case letters, as well as both standard and customised messages.

Due to the different elevator car sizes found in the nine stations concerned, the displays also had to be supplied in non-standard lengths of 1.1m and 0.9m; provision was made for a 1.4m version, which has yet to be delivered. E-Motive accomplished this by adapting its existing range of long displays and modifying the relevant software.

“Our client was amazed by the speed of E-Motive’s response,” said Mike Leach, head of European elevator sales at Dewhurst. “Within a week of an enquiry being made they’d been sent a photo, and a week later they received a product sample.”

Mike Leach, head of European elevator sales at Dewhurst

The displays have been, or are due to be, installed at Edgware, Hendon Central, Golders Green, Finchley Central, Wood Lane, Oakwood, Acton Town, Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford.

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