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Ideas For a Great Control Room?

September 5th, 2010 09:41 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

lewko writes “Our company is about to build a central monitoring facility and I’m looking for ideas/suggestions about the best hardware and the best way to make it comfortable for those manning a screen. It will be manned 24×7 and operators will be monitoring a variety of systems including security, network, fire, video and more. These will be observed via local multi-monitor workstations and a common videowall. This is going to be a massively expensive exercise and we only get one chance to get it right. The facility is in a secure windowless bunker and staff will generally be in there for many hours at a time. So we have to implement design elements which make it a ‘happy’ place. At the same time, it has to be ergonomically sound. Lastly, we will be showing it to our clients, so without undoing the above objectives, it would be nice if it was ‘cool’ (yet functional). Whilst Television doesn’t transfer to real life always, think ‘CTU’ from 24.”

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