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What to Know About Control Room Consoles

Whatever your industry- aviation, oil and gas, manufacturing, process control — there are key elements to control room design that can help your space function better. As you spec out your space, don’t overlook the importance of the consoles you choose for your control room.

Here’s what you need to know about control room consoles:

Ergonomic consoles can help operator focus

Command and control environments often have long shifts and 24×7 coverage. Control room consoles can be designed to cater to a variety of ergonomic needs that benefit your operators. One possible ergonomic solution is variable height desks. Allowing operators to switch between sitting and standing positions results in less stress and fatigue. The ability to switch between sitting and standing can help to alleviate stressors for your operators. Additionally, the chance to stand during the workday promotes increased energy.

Control room console design can also incorporate other ergonomic factors such as sight lines. In a control room, operators often have multiple screens in addition to a large video wall which they must regularly access. Constant conducts sightline analyses to determine the best setup of your console and monitors, as well as the ideal distance between desks and the video wall.

Control room consoles incorporate equipment management

The consoles in your control room are specifically designed to accommodate the various technologies needed for 24/7 monitoring.From the ability to mount multiple monitors or the storage space to house a number of CPUS within an enclosed module, control room consoles are built with the requirements of mission critical in mind. At Constant, we offer both standard line and custom control room consoles to accommodate all your equipment needs, providing both utility and cleaner aesthetics. Front and rear-facing doors allow access to critical equipment for any necessary maintenance, and louvered grills and exhaust fans help keep equipment heat levels low.

Storing all this technology within a console also means you need to manage numerous cables to keep everything running smoothly. In Constant’s control room consoles, clean and effective cable management is top priority. Organization of cables in control room consoles is for more than aesthetics; mismanagement of cabling can cause crimping or other damage which can interrupt operations.

24/7 ready consoles

From the human factor to durability, 24×7 environments require a high level of craftsmanship for control room consoles. Furniture in a control room must be not only ergonomically designed, it also needs to be hardy. When it comes to control room design, it’s important to incorporate products that can withstand round-the-clock use 365 days a year. Unlike regular desks, control room consoles are built to stand the test of time. Constant Technologies’ control room consoles feature high-pressure laminate finishes and impact-resistant urethane edging to endure constant wear and tear. Console desks from Constant come with a lifetime warranty, meaning that operations won’t need to be disrupted to replace broken-down furniture.

The furniture you choose matters

Every design choice you make for your control room is important. In the long run, the furniture you choose matters — that’s why you should carefully select your control room consoles. Constant’s control room furniture is flexible and scalable, specifically designed for performance and durability as well as operator comfort.

Whether you choose one of our console lines or a custom console tailor-made to your exact operational requirements, we will provide you with a top-of-the-line product that functions exactly as you need without sacrificing aesthetics. We have over three decades of experience providing control room consoles all over the world for the public and private sector. Once you talk with us, you’ll understand why we’re the best choice in mission critical.

So what are you waiting for? Our design and budget consultation is free. Contact us today to learn more and get started on your control room project.

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About Constant:

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.