|Barco is proud to announce the launch of a new visualisation platform for collaborative decision-making|
Platform features universal software and hardware solutions for improved situational awareness within and between control rooms.
"Today's control rooms are complex networked environments handling an ever increasing number of video and data sources," comments Robert Wu, Market Director Control Rooms of Barco's Traffic, Surveillance and Monitoring business unit. "In addition, companies and authorities increasingly seek to collaborate beyond the traditional boundaries of control centers and agencies. In this effort to collaborate, enhanced distributed decision-making tools are required to make even smarter and faster decisions, and in the end solve crisis situations faster or manage processes more efficiently. Barco's new visualisation platform will support control room operators and decision-makers better by offering universal interfaces to ingest all types of collected information, by presenting it in the most efficient and ergonomic way, and by creating shared situational awareness among all possible stakeholders."
Platform features universal software and hardware solutions for improved situational awareness within and between control rooms
Barco's new network-based visualisation platform includes high resolution graphics and video input modules which allow capturing practically any source type (real-time signals coming from highway sensors, vehicle GPS systems and other intelligent transportation systems, SCADA sources, digital maps or video sources) without the need for specialised cabling or routings. With the IP network as a backbone, Barco's platform also allows sources to be added anytime, wherever they are located.
An important component of the visualisation platform is Barco's control room management software, which allows operators to easily share data with colleagues or supervisors and thus create shared situational awareness. Operators can create personal layouts and views and bundle them into perspectives that can be shared with other operators or supervisors for collaboration or approval. These can then be pushed on to more public group display walls locally or at remote locations. Reversely, Barco's control room management software can bring up (pull) sources that are displayed at remote display walls or workstations onto the local operator's screen. If required, the operator can again push this remote view to the local video wall or any other PC with Barco's software loaded on it.
An important component of the visualisation platform is Barco's control room management software
Barco will showcase its new visualisation platform at this year's ASIS 2009 exhibition (September 21 - 24, 2009 in Anaheim, CA, USA) at booth # 1083, Hall A-D. At the show, Barco is demonstrating the platform's typical benefits for surveillance centres, emergency operations centres, traffic management centres and network operations centres.