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Innovation 4.0: LU-VE transforms lifts into windows on the world

Innovation 4.0: LU-VE transforms lifts into windows on the world

Uboldo, 21 November 2018
The lift opens its doors to the world, but now in digital format.
LU-VE has exploited the technology of its TGD brand in the sector of doors for refrigerated cabinets, to transform lift car mirrors (and not only) into new powerful and revolutionary devices.  

The mirrors become multimedia “windows” connected to the Internet, showing various types of content including information (safety and commercial), photos and videos, advertizing and digital signage and instructions for the maintenance technicians working on the lift.

Gateway – The IoT Mirror for Lift Cars, that’s the name of this technology (patented in Italy and pending at the European level), offering new functions never before seen in a lift car, and beginning with a touch-screen technology mirror which can communicate with the user and with the outside via web, contents can be modified in real time and remotely. The entire system is in fact a product governed and managed via web (network cable of wi-fi). Thanks to the IoT technology the LU-VE “magic mirrors” are not limited to just reflecting the images of the passengers but will be able to be used to display interactive content: fast video news, weather forecasts, environmental images as well as customized advertising depending on requirements and interactive information about the building and its surroundings. Hotels for example can present their guests with details of menus, happy hour schedules, and in-house organized events.

The new functions introduced by Gateway are also designed to guarantee greater safety and efficiency of the lift. In the case of an alarm, a micro webcam would enable audio-visual communication between the lift and the safety/assistance service. Audio-visual communication together with touch screen technology also allows maintenance personnel to connect directly with their central service station, accessing files (manuals, instructions and documents) to speed up and make more efficient any interventions required on the machinery, as well as being able to see functional measurements and parameters of the system in real time.