Video Walls for Situational Awareness
Critical decisions in an organization are made based on a continuous flow of data from a variety of sources. When an incident occurs operators must be able to analyze, share, and act on information as quickly as possible.
The ultimate goal of an operations center is to be proactive rather than reactive. Having this actionable intelligence is facilitated by maintaining situational awareness.
Video walls’ role in situational awareness
Proactive situational awareness in a control room demands that operators gather, analyze, and disseminate information in a timely manner. The video wall system plays an irreplaceable role in helping operators complete those tasks efficiently.
As the focal point of your operations center, the video wall displays a wide variety of sources to everyone in the room. The common operational picture established by a video wall is the shared source of information that directs decision making within an operations center. This allows operators to collaborate on shared data and keep an eye on emerging risks.
Operators in a mission critical center must navigate complicated situations. Because of this situational awareness is key – and therefore, so is the visualization used.
Choosing the right display technology for situational awareness
When choosing a video wall solution, elements such as content sources, wall space, and viewing distance need to be taken into consideration. The aspect ratio, pixel density, brightness, and resolution are also important.
Managing the flow and control of data is also vital for operators in mission critical environments, where situations can change at a moments’ notice. It’s important to build a video wall system with a processor that can handle all the sources you will need to display. In addition, the control system should feature an easy to operate interface so operators can rapidly shift views to the sources they need to monitor.
The audio-visual setup in an operations center can also be designed to share data with other relevant locations, whether that’s an adjacent conference room or another control room located at a separate location.
To determine the best types of technology for your video wall system, it’s vital to define the types of information you will need, how you will gather and analyze it, and how you will manage and share the information. An organization cannot truly have situational awareness without having a clear and organized plan for the data that will be displayed in the control room. During the process of creating your operations center, a project manager from Constant can work with you to build a video wall system that best matches your needs.
Creating a video wall with Constant
Constant has over three decades of experience implementing video walls for situational awareness around the world, and our client list speaks for itself: we have worked with firms including CVSHealth, Akamai Technologies, Carnival Cruise, Facebook, Lockheed Martin, and more as well as with government agencies such as the Department of Defense, United States Coast Guard and Air Force.
You need an integrator you can trust to help you make the right choices in your video wall. Constant has a depth of knowledge unmatched in the industry. Our services include custom design, project management, installation, and long-term service contracts. We are dedicated to ensuring your mission critical space operates at peak performance.
If you are preparing to build a video wall for situational awareness in your operations center, contact us today for a no-fee design and budget consultation.
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Constant Technologies, Inc. provides AV integration for 24/7 video walls and custom operation center furniture. With 30+years experience we can work with sensitive environments in the public and private sectors. Constant designs and installs projects of all scopes and sizes around in the world. We also offer long-term service and support. We create solutions with the highest levels of security, aesthetics and functionality in mind.