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Table football tournament at ELFIN

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kickern at ELFINFor the lastest team event at ELFIN we decided for a table football competition. The idea came after a daily ritual developed the last few months in the company. Instead of having coffee, one can find us playing a couple of table football rounds in the afternoon. Then it is of course necessary to organise from time to a table football tournament to test our trainning efforts and to honor the winners with a medal.

 

Telekom: Massive problems with the VoIP migration

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Telefon VoIP malfunction Deutsche Telekom plans to convert all their analogue connections to IP telephony by 2018. 3 million connections got changed in Germany to IP telephony already. Conventional analog and ISDN lines are now available only at the expressed demand. However, recent weeks have been shown that Telekom is facing massive problems in the operation and conversion. Many VoIP Telekom customers complain of repeated and prolonged outages of IP-based telephone lines. This occurred repeatedly on large-scale disturbances and the affected customers were not connected for hours in the landline  network. This not only destroys the trust of customers in the new technology for the normal landline telephony. Especially emergency equipment which has to ensure a constant availability of the emergency center are among these. For emergency devices in elevators you should now consider alternatives in more detail.

ELFIN receives Innovation Award

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ELFIN Award - Most innovative solutionsOn June 26 and 27, 2014, the SafeLine Partner meeting took place again. The meeting was organized by SafeLine Sweden in Stockholm. Among roughly 60 participants from 13 European countries were, besides SafeLine representatives, also manufacturers of lift components, operators of emergency call service centers, as well as users and consultants.

Modern Communication in a Lift

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Etagendisplay für AufzügeThis year the Schwelmer Symposium will take place on June 23-24. 21 speakers will hold presentations on the subject of “Modern Technology in a Lift” again.

Jörg Hellmich will hold a presentation on modern display systems in lifts and elaborate on the possibilities presenting themselves as a result of linking lifts and the internet.

 

Admission into the VFA Expert Pool

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ExpertenpoolA few years ago the Verband für Aufzugstechnik (VFA, Association for Elevator Technology) established an expert pool, which is available for members via the VFA office to consult about specific topics. In this body several experts are available for VFA members to answer questions in their area of expertise. On March 4, 2014, Jörg Hellmich was admitted to the expert pool. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation.

VFA Working Group Norms

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VDI und VFA gemeinsamer RichtlinienausschussOn April 3rd 2014 the working group norms of the VFA met to develop and provide the members with an overview of changes to norms and guidelines in the elevator industry. After pointing to the upcoming ‘Product Category Rules for Lifts’ (PCR 4354) and information regarding the shutdown of the analogue telephone network, the newly adopted elevator guideline ‘AufzRL 2014/33/EU’ and the upcoming EN 81 20/50 were the main focus.


Jörg Hellmich informed the attendees about the recent developments and the upcoming changes of the guideline VDI 6013 (Information Exchange with other Installations of the Technical Building Equipment), which is currently in the process of revision.

Further with the Beep – we will not leave you alone

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Bosch Veranstaltung 2012Following the tradition, Bosch Sicherheitssysteme and Safeline Germany invited to an informal event in the Insel-Hotel Heilbronn on Monday the 10th of March of 2014 the evening before the 'Heilbronner Aufzugtage'. 

The issued topic was:

„Further with the Beep – we will not leave you alone. “

Imagevideo CANopen-Lift online

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Imagevideo CANopen-Lift

Just in time the CANopen-Lift image video was ready to be presented to the interested public on the CAN in Automation stand at Interlift 2013. The video shows graphically the advantages of open standards for installers and operators. You can find the CANopen-Lift image video online at Youtube now.

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