Drucegrove offer two ranges of TFT indicator displays - the DragonFly™ and the FireFly™.
Multimedia TFT Displays
The Drucegrove DragonFly™ Multimedia TFT displays are fully customisable, and are capable of showing lift position, direction and emergency messages like the FireFly™, but with additional capability to use any combination of colours and fonts and show additional text and images. This allows the displays to be branded and customised match the building they are installed in. The additional text and images can be static (ie building name, company logo, etc), or dynamic based on the position of the lift (ie individual floor tenancy information). Additional multimedia content may be placed on the screen alongside the lift information, including scrolling ticker text† and advertisement image slideshows, and even live streamed RSS feeds and digital video†.
The TFT400 Series displays are self contained units with the display and driving electronics integrated into one package. The screen sizes available are either 5.7” or 7.0”, and they have the same built in message image library as the FireFly™ TFT300 Series indicators.
For larger DragonFly™ displays, the TFT500 Omni Driver can be used. This is based on the same driving electronics as the TFT400 series but boasts a more powerful processor with graphics accelerating and video decoding hardware, and a DVI / HDMI output. Drucegrove supply a separate open frame TFT screen and a HDMI to DVI cable for connecting the screen to the TFT500 Omni Driver. The screen sizes available range from 10.4” to 42”, in 4:3 standard, 16:9 wide or 4:1 panoramic aspect ratios.
The TFT400 Series and TFT500 Omni Driver can be networked via Ethernet, which opens up the possibility of streaming live news headlines, weather, finance information, transport information (TfL, Nation Rail, bus times etc) and more from RSS feeds.
Live video can also be displayed on displays driven from the TFT500 Omni Driver. The video is streamed digitally to the display over Ethernet from either an IPTV source or an IP CCTV camera - either of which can be located anywhere in the building. Being digital, a single video feed can be streamed to an unlimited number of displays without loss of quality or the need for boosters or amplifiers.
For more comprehensive information, please view our DragonFly™ page.
TFT List Position Indicators
The Drucegrove FireFly™ TFT displays are lean, with no unnecessary or expensive gimmicks. It is designed as an entry level TFT lift position indicator, but comes pre-loaded with a host of features. With only one powerful program, ordering is simple and it is a stockable and interchangeable item.
The standard universal FireFly™ program offers 8 colour options, 16 layout options and a landscape / portrait orientation option selectable on the fly via on board dipswitches.
Every TFT300 Series indicator has the standard Drucegrove message image library built in. This library contains 195 full screen pictogram based images, each identified by a three digit image code. Image codes can be easily assigned to discrete message input on the Drucegrove IND55 2-Wire™ controller interface, which can be reconfigured on site without the need for special tools or hardware. This same image library is available on the DragonFly™ TFT displays, making it possible to mix FireFly™ and DragonFly™ displays on a single lift.
Where more advanced features can be justified, progress to the DragonFly™ range.
For more information, please view our FireFly™ page.