Monitoring critical operations in large areas is tedious and resource intensive, and control room solutions offer an effective and cost-effective way to keep large spaces under control. By providing real-time access to essential information, control room solutions can help break down barriers by removing location from the equation and empowering decision makers.
In this section we will develop what solutions available in the technology market will facilitate the development of successful smart cities and the transition to digital operations, in addition to improving collaboration capabilities for organizations.
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When developing a project aimed at optimizing or maximizing the efficiency of a Control and Monitoring Room for Critical Mission, there are a number of considerations to take into account for the accurate dimensioning of an audiovisual solution. We introduce a guide to collect valuable information for the development of this type of project
Functional and technical requirements:
- Is there a size desired by the customer for the Video Wall? Why?
- What is the resolution of each signal to display on the Video Wall?
- What are the requirements regarding the type of monitoring application and what type of content will be displayed?
- Will the inputs be physical or via the network? How many inputs will we have of each type?
- How will the Video Wall system connect to the Security Server, VMS or NVR?
- How can we increase functionality adding a Video Wall processor?
- Where will this video wall processor be physically located?
- What is the amount of simultaneous content to be displayed on the Video Wall and how do you want to visually order it according to the event or the operation shift?
- How will the configuration scenes be invoked on the Video Wall and what will be the priority order in the event of emergency calls?
- What are the requirements regarding the operators and supervisors workflow?
- Streaming from external devices are required for presentation or training purposes?
- Does the solution include a Video conference system to interact with other decision-making spaces?
Relevant characteristics of the Architectural space:
- What are the plant dimensions (Ground level) where the operators will be located?
- What are the dimensions of the wall where you want to install the Video Wall?
- How much weight does the wall where the Video Wall will be mounted admits?
- Is there an inclined plane for the operators to use?
- Do we know the furniture design where the operators will work?
- What are the lighting conditions of the space?
- Does the room have a technical floor?
- What is the minimum and maximum viewing distance of the operators?
Ergonomic criteria to take into account:
- What visual interference can space operators suffer?
- What are the viewing angle from the audience location points to the Video Wall?
- What base noice level is detected on the room?
- Are the space acoustic conditions adequate?
- Are the comfort conditions considered within and in-between workstations together with the AV devices?
Rear projection cubes:
Solution composed of several cubes, which have an internal projector and a rear projection screen. The projectors are directed upward and project onto an optical angle frame that reflects the image and projects it onto the projection screen.
Benefits: Very high service life, the absence of burning effects and the narrow space between the hubs.
Considerations: Solution mounting space required: 60 cm minimum. Solution not suitable for uncontrolled IP environments and / or with seismic disturbances.
Thin-bezel LCD screens:
Solution consisting of multiple LCD screens specifically designed for the Video Wall application. Unlike the panels used in televisions, these LCD screens have a very narrow bezel. This minimizes the space between the panels, making it look like a large canvas.
Benefits: Medium brightness, good image quality and relatively low cost. Also, the limited space required for mounting is an advantage.
Considerations: Risk of burns and shorter service life. However, recent models have managed to reduce these drawbacks.
Direct Led Screens:
LED screens consist of cabinets with the possibility of different sizes that contain inside modules with different configurations and variants of LED technologies. Each LED makes up a Pixel and each pixel is a point in the image. The smaller the distance between pixels, the higher the resolution of the screen.
Benefits: High brightness for spaces with a lot of competition from sunlight, maximum adaptability to the space allowing even curved surfaces and aspect ratio screens adjusted to any need and the possibility of having a zero visual interruption of the content on the Video Wall canvas.
Considerations: Visual integration distances - for each mm of pixel pitch 1.5 meters of distance should be considered in meters of minimum vision-. Another consideration to take into account is the higher level of investment for lower pixel pitch.
These are responsible for interacting with the physical and network inputs that the system has and composing them on the Video Wall screen, scaling the signals and composing them in multiple windows.
It allows generating different scenarios for the visual assembly of the video Wall as well as allowing the interaction between different operators from the same or different shifts, and of the system with different VMS platforms.
It allows the different audiovisual devices in the room or other decision-making rooms to be interconnected to or from the Video Wall with different types of cable, fiber and even wireless technologies.
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- You can also contact our Pre-Sales AV engineers in Latin America: Mario Riveros by email Mario.Riveros@anixter.com, Juan Angriman by email Juan.Angriman@anixter.com and Luis Mayz by email Luis.Mayz@anixter.com.