Janus Commander First Touch Screen Approved for New York City
Commander T2 meets standards for elevator car panels
Hauppauge, N.Y. (June 6, 2011) – The Commander T2 touch-screen car operating panel from Janus Elevator Products has been granted approval by the New York City Department of Buildings Elevator Division. The T2 is now the first touch screen approved in the United States for use as the main elevator car operating panel.
After reviewing the T2, the NYC Department of Buildings determined the vandal-resistant panel to be in compliance with ASME A.17.1, ICC/NCANSI A117.1-1998, and New York City Building Code. The easy to install panel increases elevator efficiency for transit time, enhances passenger experience and lowers the effect of wear and tear.
The Commander T2 car operating panel replaces traditional mechanical push buttons, going beyond simple functionality. The touch panel allows users to choose floor direction with a customizable interface that can be matched to building décor and programmed to deliver supplemental information. High resolution graphics pair tenant logos with floor buttons, provide multi-media building information and entertainment, or deliver advertising messages.