Where to Start on Your Operations Center Project
It can be hard to know where to start when you consider undergoing an operations center project. The level of detail and complexity can seem daunting. But Constant can help you break it down piece by piece and determine what you need to decide, and when.
The first step: evaluate scope
A good first step is to evaluate the general scope of your project: have you outgrown your current space enough to mean that you need to build out a new one? Or do you simply need a refresh of your video wall technology and consoles?
To help determine this, consider how many operators you will need to fit in the space. Is it already a tight fit? Will the space need to fit more operators than it does currently? It is also important to consider any future plans so that your operations have room to grow if necessary.
Once you’ve determined whether you’ll need a refresh or a new space, the next steps to consider are your basic requirements.
Determining major goals
Now that you’ve decided on the space for your operations center — whether it’s a new space or a revamp of your existing space — the first thing Constant needs to begin your project design is a floor plan or the dimensions of the room you will be working with.
Once we have that, the Constant team will work with you to conduct a needs analysis to assess the basic requirements of your space.
The most fundamental part of this analysis is a simple assessment of what you want the space to accomplish. Why is the operations center being built or updated? What would you like it to do? This is the key question that informs the rest of the details.
Many of the decisions in a command center installation are driven by a combination of three things: functional performance, cost, and “wow” factor. For your space, what is the balance between these three factors, and are there others that should also be considered?
Getting into the details
Once the major elements have been established, we can begin getting into the details of the project. This will involve asking you about the sources you will need to display and other AV functionality so we can develop the best video wall system for your needs.
If furniture is a part of your project, we will also ask a series of questions to determine the console details most suited to your installation including storage space, ergonomics, and colors.
Constant has been helping clients just like you create 24/7 operations centers for over 30 years. Whatever your needs, we can help you figure out the details to get you there.
When you contact us to begin a project, all you need is to start with your most basic requirements — we can help guide you through the rest. We’ll be with you every step of the way from initial design through installation and into long-term support long after your project is completed.
To get things started and receive a free budget and design consultation, contact us today.
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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.