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†.


DragonFly Multimedia TFT displays

As technology advances so can you, staying connected to the largest screens and latest displays available. Take advantage of their most sophisticated features. Use the latest technology in processing graphics to combine lift information with scrolling text feeds, rich media and video content. Our in-house team will take your concept, images and logos to produce a result that suits your building. And with the open connectivity that we have provided you will never be out of date.

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Mixed Multimedia Content

The DragonFly™ allows for multimedia content to be shown on the screens alongside live lift position and status information. The multimedia content can include:

  • Building tenancy or directory information
  • Way-finding information
  • Advertisement image slideshows
  • Live video feed from a digital IPTV source
  • Live video feed from a digital IPCCTV camera
  • Live video feed from a third-party video intercom system

This multimedia content can be remotely managed on or off site using our licence free DragonFly Remote Configuration software. There is no cost or subscription for use of the DragonFly screens or associated software. Any on-screen content such as advertising is managed and controlled internally by the end client using our software.

The content can also be configured to show, hide, move or change based on a set of pre-determined conditional events. These events can include the position, direction or status of the lift, the time of day, day of the week, date, season and more. Conditions can be combined using ‘and’ or ‘or’ Boolean logic to create complex screen layouts that react to the lift or external triggers. For example, a slideshow of advertisements may be set up on the screen where certain adverts are only shown on certain days of the week or at certain times of the day, or when the lift is on a certain floor, or even when the lift is on a certain floor and it is also a certain time of the day.

The DragonFly™ screens do not have to show live lift position or status information – they may be soley used for advertising or way-finding digital signage, but if they are connected to the lift controller the advertising or way-finding displays may be configured to change based on the position or status of the lift.

 

TFT400 Series

The TFT400 Series DragonFly™ displays are self contained units with the display and driving electronics integrated into one package. The screen sizes available are 5.7” and 7.0”, and they have the same built in message image library as the FireFly TFT300 Series indicators.

  • Connects to Drucegrove 2-Wire™ system for lift position and status data.
  • OTIS® Serial Data compatibility option.
  • TFT400 Series has an integrated 5.7” or 7.0” high quality TFT screen with excellent viewing angle.
  • Display lift position and status information, RSS feeds (news, weather, finance, public transport, etc), live video, and more.
  • Display building / corporate name and / or logo, and match building / corporate colour scheme and fonts.
  • Display floor tenancy / directory information as text and / or logos, synchronised to current floor level.
  • Display building way-finding information, which can automatically change based on lift position and the time of day.
  • Display and remotely update ticker text messages and rolling banner image advertisements.
  • Display time and date from on-board LAN synchronisable real time clock with battery backup.
  • Endless scope for customisation - colours, images, fonts, arrows, logos, multiple languages, etc.
  • Comprehensive library of over 200 easily selectable full screen lift and emergency message images available as standard.

† Elements with scrolling animation and live video is only available on the TFT500 Omni Driver as standard, and on the 5.7” and 7.0” displays at additional cost

 

TFT500 Omni Driver

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 DragonFly™ TFT500 Omni Driver works with any readily available DVI or HDMI display, so if our standard range of sizes is not enough, choose another! The TFT500 is capable of driving any resolution up to full 1080p HD (1920 × 1080), so even on the very large displays the definition is extremely high. All of the screens supplied by Drucegrove are high quality industrial grade displays, with the widest possible viewing angles, highest available resolution, and longest backlight lifetime – they are designed to last when operating 24/7 in a lift environment.

  • Connects to Drucegrove 2-Wire™ system for lift position and status data.
  • OTIS® Serial Data compatibility option.
  • Standard DVI output via HDMI port for connecting any size or shape screen, up to 42”.
  • Optionally connects to Ethernet network for live data feed and video streams.
  • Display position and status of one or more lifts simultaneously mixed with other multimedia content.
  • Display building / corporate name and / or logo, and match building / corporate colour scheme and fonts.
  • Display live RSS feeds (news, weather, finance, public transport, etc) via Ethernet connection.
  • Display floor tenancy / directory information as text and / or logos, synchronised to current floor level.
  • Display building way-finding information, which can automatically change based on lift position and the time of day.
  • Display and remotely update ticker text messages and rolling banner image advertisements.
  • Display time and date from on-board Ethernet synchronisable real time clock with battery backup.
  • Display multicast digital video over copper UTP via Ethernet with no need for expensive fibre optics.
  • Dedicated video decoding hardware for playback of digital IPTV video and IP CCTV camera feeds.
  • Fanless, compact industrial design, built around a powerful ARM processor for smooth animation effects.
  • Speaker output from built audio amplifier for speech announcements and audio playback with video.
  • Update via USB, from a PC within the building over a LAN, or remotely via internet or GSM connection.

 

Lift Connectivity

For interfacing to your lift, the DragonFly™ connects to either the Drucegrove 2-Wire™ System, OTIS® Serial Data, or with the addition of an IND059 input module, local non-proprietary binary / Gray / discrete signals. In addition to this the DragonFly™ can be networked via Ethernet for live data feeds, live network video streams, and remote configuration.

The DragonFly™ can be mixed with other 2-Wire products on the same bus, including the FireFly™ TFT indicators, dot matrix and segment LED indicators, gongs, speech announcers and more.

The DragonFly™ can be connected directly to an OTIS® lift with an RSL bus via either an OTIS® Remote Station or the Drucegrove DEC100 interface. The display will then automatically respond to OTIS® floor designation characters, car direction, car overloaded and emergency messages. If connected via the Drucegrove DEC100 interface, the DragonFly™ is capable of displaying OTIS® Compass destination floors on the screen.

 

 

Ethernet Connectivity

The Ethernet network is run over standard copper twisted pair. Ethernet extender can be supplied which can be used to connect the lift car to the network over a single copper UTP on the trailer, even on high rise and high speed lifts. There is no requirement for expensive fibre optics or coax trailing cables, even for streaming video.

Video is transmitted to the DragonFly™ screens digitally over the Ethernet network. We use standard, inexpensive, off the shelf Ethernet switches and networking peripherals and CAT5 copper cabling. The video source could be an IPTV server for live television channels, an IPCCTV camera, or even a third party video intercom system. Since the video transmission is not analogue, it is immune to noise and interference from the lift or noisy grounds. There is no need for expensive trailing cables or video splitters.

 

 

 

DragonFly Software

Our easy-to-use DragonFly™ Layout Designer software is licence free and allows the DragonFly™ screen layout to be created and modified. The powerful software allows you to freely drag and drop an extensive range of elements on to the screen, and configure them in a wide number of ways. Any screen element can also be triggered to show, hide, move or change based on external events either from the elevator, the time of day, the date, external signals fed into inputs, or RSS feeds. These “conditions” can even be combined with powerful Boolean logic to enable the creation of complex dynamic displays.

The DragonFly™ Remote Configuration software is also freely available, with no licence or subscription fees. This software allows the DragonFly™ screens to be remotely updated and modified over an Ethernet network from a Microsoft® Windows® based PC. Remotely updateable text and image fields can be updated, or new entire screen layouts can be uploaded to multiple screens simultaneously. The software may also be configured to act as a 24/7 running server to monitor a network of DragonFly units and push RSS data feeds out to them.

 

 

Remote Configuration via GSM

The DragonFly™ can be networked back to a PC locally within a building via a LAN, or remotely via a GSM network to a PC or virtual cloud based server anywhere in the world. Drucegrove can offer a complete plug-and-play package consisting of one or more DragonFly™ screens and all associated networking peripherals including a GSM router, and access to a secure web portal for remotely managing and updating the screen content.

Commend Video Intercom Integration

Drucegrove have worked in conjunction with Commend UK to integrate the DragonFly™ TFT display with the Commend Intercom 2.0, allowing for two way video communication between the lift car and building command centre or security office.

The DragonFly™ detects when the intercom has been activated, and allocated part or all of the screen to the video feed from the building command centre or security office. The screen can also show yellow and green alarm bell pictograms at the appropriate times, off signals from the Commend intercom system.

When the voice conversation ends, the screen returns to normal operation.

  • Full-duplex two-way video communication for the lift car.
  • No redundant video screen in the lift car when the intercom is not in use.
  • Video feed can either take over part or the entire TFT screen.
  • Show lift position and status, and alarm pictograms, alongside intercom video feed.
  • When the video feed is not active, show advertisements, building way-finding or tenancy information, or other multimedia content.
  • No special hardware required – standard DragonFly™ and Commend Intercom 2.0 systems have been interfaced together.
  • No need for expensive fibre optic trailers to the lift car, as copper unscreened twisted pair (UTP) may be used for the video feed.
  • Full technical support from Drucegrove and Commend UK.

† Commend Intercom 2.0 integration only available on the TFT500 Omni Driver as standard, and on the 5.7” and 7.0” with video graphics acceleration option.

 


Contact Drucegrove or Commend UK for more information or a live demonstration.

Commend Website: http://www.commend.co.uk/

 

Mountings, Fixings & Housings

We can supply any size of open-frame TFT display, with a lens and any mountings and faceplates needed for fitting inside your lift cars, or with a flush mount faceplate or a surface mount fixture for fitting on the landings. Our in-house metalwork facilities include laser cutting, CNC bending, welding and engraving which allows us to supply any screen for mounting in almost any location with a professional finish and minimal hassle.

 

Technical Support

As with all Drucegrove products, the DragonFly™ screens and all associated hardware and software are fully supported by the in-house design engineers. Our engineers are available to offer telephone and email support at no cost, and are available for on-site commissioning and troubleshooting for UK based installations for a nominal fee.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1992 650486 and select option 3 for Technical Support.
Email: technicalsupport@drucegrove.com

Part Numbers

The following part numbers are for DragonFly™ TFT screens to connect to a Drucegrove 2-Wire system:

TFT457-TXX-K001

2-Wire 5.7" DragonFly™ TFT with 2.5mm Lens

TFT457-TXA-K001

2-Wire 5.7" DragonFly™ TFT with Video & GFX Acceleration and 2.5mm Lens

TFT457-TVX-K001

2-Wire 5.7" DragonFly™ TFT (Vandal Resistant) with 2.5mm Lens

TFT457-TVA-K001

2-Wire 5.7" DragonFly™ TFT (Vandal Resistant) with Video & GFX Acceleration and 2.5mm Lens

TFT470-TXX-K001

2-Wire 7.0" DragonFly™ TFT with 2.5mm Lens

TFT470-TXA-K001

2-Wire 7.0" DragonFly™ TFT with Video & GFX Acceleration and 2.5mm Lens

TFT470-TVX-K001

2-Wire 7.0" DragonFly™ TFT (Vandal Resistant) with 2.5mm Lens

TFT470-TVA-K001

2-Wire 7.0" DragonFly™ TFT (Vandal Resistant) with Video & GFX Acceleration and 2.5mm Lens

TFT500-TSL-K002

2-Wire 10.4" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 10.4" 4:3 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-TYL-K004

2-Wire 12.1" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 12.1" 8:5 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-TSL-K008

2-Wire 15.0" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 15.0" 4:3 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-TWL-K008

2-Wire 15.6" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 15.6" 16:9 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-TSL-K012

2-Wire 19.0" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 19.0" 4:3 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-TWL-K014

2-Wire 21.5" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 21.5" 16:9 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-TWL-K022

2-Wire 42.0" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 42.0" 16:9 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

 

The following part numbers are for DragonFly™ TFT screens to connect to OTIS® Serial Data:

TFT457-SXX-K001

OTIS® Compatible 5.7" DragonFly™ TFT with 2.5mm Lens

TFT457-SXA-K001

OTIS® Compatible 5.7" DragonFly™ TFT with Video & GFX Acceleration with 2.5mm Lens

TFT457-SVX-K001

OTIS® Compatible 5.7" DragonFly™ TFT (Vandal Resistant) with 2.5mm Lens

TFT457-SVA-K001

OTIS® Compatible 5.7" DragonFly™ TFT (Vandal Resistant) with Video & GFX Acceleration and 2.5mm Lens

TFT470-SXX-K001

OTIS® Compatible 7.0" DragonFly™ TFT with 2.5mm Lens

TFT470-SXA-K001

OTIS® Compatible 7.0" DragonFly™ TFT with Video & GFX Acceleration with 2.5mm Lens

TFT470-SVX-K001

OTIS® Compatible 7.0" DragonFly™ TFT (Vandal Resistant) with 2.5mm Lens

TFT470-SVA-K001

OTIS® Compatible 7.0" DragonFly™ TFT (Vandal Resistant) with Video & GFX Acceleration and 2.5mm Lens

TFT500-SSL-K002

OTIS® Compatible 10.4" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 10.4" 4:3 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-SYL-K004

OTIS® Compatible 12.1" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 12.1" 8:5 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-SSL-K008

OTIS® Compatible 15.0" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 15.0" 4:3 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-SWL-K008

OTIS® Compatible 15.6" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 15.6" 16:9 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-SSL-K012

OTIS® Compatible 19.0" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 19.0" 4:3 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-SWL-K014

OTIS® Compatible 21.5" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 21.5" 16:9 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

TFT500-SWL-K022

OTIS® Compatible 42.0" DragonFly™ TFT Package (TFT500 Driver with 42.0" 16:9 Screen and 2.5mm Lens)

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