What it Means to be Mission Critical
Constant Technologies is a mission critical systems integrator. But what exactly does mission critical mean, especially when it comes to you and your organization?
The term “mission critical” refers to something that is essential to the operations or even survival of a system or organization. The failure or interruption of mission critical activities has a significant impact on the operations of an organization. Operations that are vital to business, security, or safety all fall under the umbrella of this definition. In fact, the application of what exactly is “mission critical” is ever-expanding.
Mission critical systems are essential to the goal of an organization and cannot be interrupted. Every organization, no matter their focus, likely has something they would consider “mission critical.”
Some examples of mission critical command centers include:
- Security Operations Center (SOC)
- Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
- Control Rooms
- Network Operation Center (NOC)
- Fleet Operations Center (FOC)
- Cyber Operations Center
- Remote Operations Center (ROC)
- Real Time Crime Centers
- Hospital Command Center
- Military Facilities
- Fusion Center
- Unified Communications Center (UCC)
- Data Centers
- War Rooms
While the specifics of a mission critical operations center are very particular based on the industry and the individual organization, there are common elements across the board.
Elements of a mission critical center include:
1. Continuous Operations
One of the key components of a mission critical command center is continuous operations. In many cases, the operation needs to be monitored and staffed 24×7. This constant use requires careful forethought in control room design to ensure that every element can withstand the rigors of mission critical rooms.
2. Redundancy and Reliability
Having redundant power and backup for your data is crucial in mission critical AV integration. Any interruption or potential loss of data could be detrimental to an organization’s operations. Having safeguards in place is standard for mission critical operations.
3. Real-time Data
Many command centers are in charge critical incident response and need to be aware of events as they occur. Sharing real-time data among operators is a key component of efficiently and effectively carrying out mission critical tasks. Features of your installation such as a command center video wall can enable collaboration through the display of real-time data.
No one knows mission critical space design quite like Constant Technologies. From 24/7 video walls to mission critical consoles, Constant provides the pieces you need for a dynamic, high-functioning operations center. Our highly trained team of experts takes all your needs and wants into consideration while also providing vital components of mission critical design such as redundancy and ease of use.
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About Constant Technologies:
Constant Technologies, Inc. is a premier mission critical audiovisual
integrator providing customized
AV systems integration of
24/7 command center video walls and operations center furniture worldwide. With over three decades of experience,
Constant’s team has the knowledge and clearance to work with sensitive environments in the
public and private sectors and has experience creating custom, turnkey solutions all
over the world. As experts in
control room design, Constant designs, installs and services projects of all
scopes and sizes to create solutions with the highest levels of
security, aesthetics and functionality in mind. Some of Constant’s installations have included
Social Media Command Centers, Network Operations Centers, EOC builds, Fleet Operations Centers, Fusion Centers, Command Centers, Security Operations Centers,and other command and control environments.
August 24, 2018