Janus Elevator Opens New Web Store

Purchase elevator phones, line monitoring, intercom systems and safety edges at www.januselevatoronlinestore.com
Hauppauge, N.Y. (June 13, 2013) –Janus Elevator Products has opened a new online store at www.januselevatoronlinestore.com. Developed for the convenience of U.S.-based elevator contractors and end users, the shop carries a broad inventory of ADA compliant elevator phones and communication equipment by EMS, elevator displays by E-Motive, and Janus elevator safety edges including the premium Panachrome.

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Purchase Janus elevator phones, line monitoring, intercom systems and safety edges at www.januselevatoronlinestore.com

Customers familiar with Janus products can quickly navigate to and add products to their cart while the site’s Order Builder configuration tool assists new and existing users with selecting the correct products to fit job requirements. Full features and specifications are listed for each product, along with downloadable data sheets. A Comparison Tool lets customers see product details side by side to see feature differences.

The secure site was designed for maximum customer convenience. Registered customers may access their order history for even faster re-ordering. Credit card or PayPal account payments are processed securely through PayPal services. Products ship within three business days of ordering.

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Rath Elevator Phone Drop-In Replacement from Janus

PNB-R line powered phone from Janus fits existing brackets
Hauppauge, N.Y. (September 7, 2012) – The PNB-R elevator phone from Janus Elevator Products provides an easy-to-install replacement car panel phone. The phone line powered unit, designed expressly as a drop in replacement for Rath phone units, is fully code compliant.

Rath elevator phone drop-in replacement from Janus

Rath elevator phone drop-in replacement from Janus

With a phone line monitoring feature as standard, the PNB-R complies with 2009 and higher ASME code requirements. The compact board fits into the existing bracket on the back of the elevator car panel without modification, connecting to existing wiring and 24v ac/dc power, if needed for phone line monitoring option.

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Janus Elevator Products Spins off Monitor Controls

Elevator fixture line to operate independently of safety edge and communication business

Hauppauge, N.Y. (September 23, 2011) – The Board of Directors of Janus Elevator Products, Inc., has unanimously approved a separation of the company’s two core businesses – Janus elevator safety edges and Monitor Controls elevator fixtures. The board plans for Janus Elevator Products to continue as an independent company focused on its safety edge, emergency phone, and digital display components business, and spin-off its Monitor Controls elevator fixtures and touch-panel display business into an independent company. Each business has leading consumer brands and the new structure, effective October 1, 2011, will allow each to better serve its customers.

The new company, named Monitor Controls Inc., will continue to provide elevator fixtures and touch-panel display technology for the elevator industry. Rob Isabelle, currently vice president of engineering and manufacturing, will lead the new Monitor as president. Monitor will join Janus in Halma p.l.c.’s elevator division, along with TLJones, Memco and E-Motive.

As an independent entity, Monitor will be able to more effectively address customer priorities with cost effective and innovative solutions, as well as enhance its operational efficiency. Janus will retain its elevator safety edge, emergency phone, and digital display businesses. Mike Byrne will continue as president of Janus.

Both companies are well-positioned for the split with financial strength, flexibility and highly skilled, dedicated employees. The transition is expected to be transparent to customers. All current orders will be processed without interruption.

“The separation of these businesses will allow Janus to better execute a focused strategy to the benefit of consumers of all our product lines,” said Mike Byrne, Janus president. “In March we outlined a plan to address the changing requirements of our customers. Since then, we have observed the acceleration of these market trends, which has led us to take additional steps to transform Janus to meet emerging opportunities.”

“Monitor can now more effectively focus on enhancing service and streamlining the introduction of new products than we could as an operating segment of Janus,” said Rob Isabelle, president of Monitor Controls Inc. “With a renewed focus on our core design and manufacturing business, continued investment in new technology and commitment to build on the potential in the display business, we see a bright future for Monitor as an independent company.”

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Line Monitoring Alert Panel Meets Elevator Codes

Delivers audio visual cues signaling elevator phone line failure
Hauppauge, N.Y. (August 4, 2011) – The Line Monitoring Alert (LMA) Panel from Janus Elevator Products meets ASME/B44 2009 and 2010 code requirements for elevator phone line status notification. The unit provides audible and visual signals in the building lobby in the event of phone line failure.

The Janus LMA meets ASME/B44 2009 and 2010 code requirements.

The Janus LMA meets ASME/B44 2009 and 2010 code requirements.

When used with Janus EMS phones featuring the phone line monitoring option, the LMA unit completes the warning system. To manage multiple phone lines, the LMA can be used in conjunction with Janus’ Line Monitoring Expansion (LMX) unit. Mounted in the machine room, adding the LMX allows up to ten elevator phones to be connected to the LMA panel.

The LMA panel can operate as a standalone unit or be incorporated into a lobby panel. One pair of wires from either the elevator phone or LMX and 110 AC power are required for installation. Onboard volume control adjusts the audible signal, with a reset function to silence it using a standard J200 key. The unit resets automatically when the phone line is restored. A test feature enables manual system checks.

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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.

Commander T2 touch screen car operating panel is approved by the NYC Department of Buildings.

Commander T2 touch screen car operating panel is approved by the NYC Department of Buildings.

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.

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MG3 Drop-in Elevator Phone Replacement from Janus

Direct replacement for the Otis Nogales phone
Hauppauge, N.Y. (April 7, 2010) – The MG3 from Janus Elevator Products provides an easy-to-install replacement car panel phone.  With remote microphone and phone line monitoring features the code-compliant MG3 was designed expressly as an alternative to Otis Nogales phone units.

The MG3 is a direct, drop-in replacement for the Otis Nogales phone

The MG3 is a direct, drop-in replacement for the Otis Nogales phone

The compact, 1.73 inch by 3.74 inch board fits into the existing bracket on the back of the elevator car panel without modification, connecting to existing wiring and 24vdc power.  The remote microphone, with a provided 5 foot lead, can be placed where convenient to complete installation.  The built-in phone line monitoring feature complies with upcoming changes to code requirements.

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Voice Announcements Add Another Layer of Safety to Janus Edges

Panachrome 3D elevator safety edges can now be programmed with audible warnings
Hauppauge, N.Y. (February 22, 2010) –Panachrome 3D elevator safety edges from Janus Elevator Products combine premium infrared protection with illuminated segments that visually inform passengers when it is safe to enter or leave the elevator.  A new Voice Annunciator option adds audio information for safety that targets two passenger senses.

The Panachrome Voice Annunciator option delivers audio elevator door warnings.

The Panachrome Voice Annunciator option delivers audio elevator door warnings.

Designed specifically for sites where additional safety is required by users, such as retirement homes, hospitals and public access buildings, the Panachrome Voice Annunciator option would provide audio cues for passengers who may not be able to see, or may fail to notice, visual cues of door movement.  Customer selected messages such as “Doors are opening, safe to enter,” and “Doors are closing, please use caution,” are factory pre-recorded for quick installation.  Volume can be controlled and adjusted on-site.

The appropriate voice message is triggered by a relay from the detector’s control box, which is signaled by the door open/close signals from the door operator motor.  The Voice Annunciator option is available on all new Panachrome 3D edges and as an upgrade on installed edges.

In addition to the Voice Annunciator option, all Panachrome 3D edges feature red/green illuminated visual indicators standard.  The illuminated segments glow green when it is safe to enter and exit the elevator and change to red to signal that the doors are about to close. 

The Panachrome 3D uses a combination of 3D detection in the landing zone and 2D detection between the doors, with a 154-beam light curtain offering maximum passenger protection. The edges are available in an Ultraslim 3/8 inch profile in addition to the standard 1 5/8 inch profile.  Custom operating mode configurations to suit particular installation needs.  The ‘timeout’ mode is ideal for hospitals as the doors will only start to close if the detection zone is clear, giving gurneys and wheelchairs time to enter the elevator safely.  At airports, it allows passengers with luggage carts and suitcases to avoid early door closings as they board the elevator.

The product complies with ADA requirements and the detectors can be used on both center-opening and side-opening doors.

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Janus Hits One Out of the Park at New Yankee Stadium

Custom elevator fixtures contribute to high-end feel of new ballpark
Hauppauge, N.Y. (July 27, 2009)  –  When the New York Yankees’ new Stadium was built, visitor convenience was increased by upgrading from only three elevators at the old park to sixteen in the new Yankee Stadium.  To maximize elevator usability, Janus Elevator Products was selected to supply custom E-Motive LED displays.  The highly visible hall position indicators and lanterns communicate landing information, elevator arrival and custom scrolling messages.

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The Stadium design called for 7-foot displays to be mounted above eight elevators in the Great Hall and on the 300 level landing.  The unusually large panels needed to be capable of showing floor landing information in words rather than numbers, bright enough to be seen from a distance, and meet a number of other aesthetic requirements to blend with the Stadium’s architecture. 

Janus worked closely with the project’s elevator contractor, KONE (www.kone.com), to develop a fixture unlike any conventional landing display.  Each unit included a 5-foot long custom E-Motive dot matrix LED screen flanked by large LED arrival lanterns.  In order to increase brightness and visibility, custom 8mm white LEDs were sourced and the screens fit with anti-glare plastic.  The enclosure was custom engineered with concealed fasteners and a hinging mechanism to facilitate installation and service. 

“Janus Elevator and KONE worked together for more than a year to engineer the custom 7-foot long hall position indicators for Yankee Stadium,” says KONE Project Manager Heather Millard. “I want to extend a sincere thank you to the Janus team for thinking outside of the traditional fixture box, their patience throughout the long design period and everyone’s extra effort to complete the project on time and within budget.”

The dot matrix display provides landing information for the Field, Main, H&R Block Suite and Terrace/Grandstand levels.  Additionally, the screens are programmed with scrolling elevator status and emergency messages, providing a unique way to communicate with park visitors as they wait for an elevator to arrive.

Yankee Stadium opened for its first season on April 16, 2009.  The Stadium has incorporated a number of features to make it the most fan-friendly park in Major League Baseball.  Handicap accessibility has been significantly increased with the additional elevators, wider concourses and added wheelchair and companion seating.

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Janus Panachrome 3D Protects Long Island Veterans

Infrared system provides visible door cues

Hauppauge, New York (January 12, 2007) – Panachrome 3D elevator safety detection systems from Janus Elevator Products have been selected by the Northport Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) to protect its patients from elevator injury.  The system’s infrared detection system holds the elevator doors open as passengers exit and enter, while illuminated segments along the edges visually inform passengers of the doors’ movements.

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Located on the shores of Long Island, the Northport VAMC provides medical, surgical, psychiatric, rehabilitative and skilled nursing care to veterans of our armed forces.  The old mechanical style edges installed at the center were a safety concern.  In order for the doors to retract during the closing cycle, the edges required physical contact with an object in the doors’ path.  Patients in varying stages of rehabilitation were unable to pass through the doors quickly, putting them at risk of being bumped by the doors before the safety edges activated.  In a hospital environment, such contact could likely result in additional injury.

The new Panachrome 3D system uses infrared light technology, not physical contact, to detect obstructions and direct door movement.  The 154-beam light curtain offers maximum passenger protection with 3D detection in the landing zone and 2D detection between the doors. 

Additional safety is built in with the unique red and green illuminated segments along the edges, alerting elevator passengers to door movement.  The lighted strips glow green when it is safe to enter and exit the elevator and flash red to signal that the doors are about to close.  Solid red is displayed as the doors are closing, warning passengers to stand clear.  Once the doors have closed fully, the edges turn off, saving power. 

Timing of the color changes is dictated by the firmware inside the control box, making installation simple.  “The VAMC’s Electrical Plant was able to install the edges without special tools or instruction.  The wiring for the lighted edges was the same as with standard edges,” explained Mike Boyle, Supervisor (Electrical).

“Since installation, we no longer have the complaints of bumping we did with the old edges,” he continued.  “It’s a much safer system for our facility–patients can’t move quickly to get out of the way of moving doors.  With the Panachrome 3D, they get plenty of advance warning and can take their time.”

The system complies with ADA requirements, is suitable for both center-opening and side-opening doors, and can be configured to different operating modes to suit particular installation needs. 

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