Market Insights

At Avire we pride ourselves on being up to date with the latest industry standards & trends and we invest heavily in this area. We recognize that this knowledge is not only important to us but it also offers significant value to our customers and so below you will find a range of our latest market insights articles. These articles range from explaining industry standards updates to information on energy-efficiency in lifts and the future of the cellular networks. We post on LinkedIn when new articles are available and so please follow our company page for these updates.

A117.1 Requirements for In Car Visible Signals

A117.1 Requirements for In Car Visible Signals

Advances in display technology it means that elevator displays have gone from being simple monochromatic position and director of travel indicators, to full color LCDs capable of showing pictures, videos and even streaming media.
Quit blaming the emergency telephone; A17.1 “Line Monitoring” requirements

Quit blaming the emergency telephone; A17.1 “Line Monitoring” requirements

A17.1 is typically updated every two to three years to ensure the latest safety requirements are captured; 2009 saw a major change to SECTION 2.27 EMERGENCY OPERATION AND SIGNALING DEVICES, with the introduction of a clause requiring verification of the means of communication used to connect the elevator emergency telephone to the outside world.
A17.1 60ft of Travel Requirements

A17.1 60ft of Travel Requirements

Article explaining the features and functions a two-way communication system needs in order to meet Requirement 2.27.1.1.2 of the A17.1/B44 Elevator Safety Code and how the requirement has evolved since the year 2000.
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.
Use of Vandal-Proof Phones in Campus and Transit Applications

Use of Vandal-Proof Phones in Campus and Transit Applications

Ensuring public safety is a priority across the globe whether that be from natural disasters, terrorism or other threats. Due to this there is an increasing demand for public safety and security solutions for campuses and transit applications such as blue light emergency phones and call boxes.
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. However, there are technologies available in the market which enhance passenger safety and can significantly reduce the risk of damage due to door strikes.
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.
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”).
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.
Elevator Connectivity

Elevator Connectivity

It would be hard to disagree with the argument that connectivity has become a huge buzzword of the 21st Century so far. It has been implemented in varieties of ways and has led to increases in efficiency, cost savings, and a reduction of accidents and malfunctions.
The History of Elevators: Where did it all begin?

The History of Elevators: Where did it all begin?

Interesting elevator 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.
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.
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.

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