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Control Rooms: How to Integrate the Classic ‘Control Room’ Into Today’s World

If you’re part of an organization that has many complicated systems, has a data center, or manages and monitors a variety of information in real time, then you probably have a control room.

Control rooms are the heart of many organizations, where information pulses like blood and extends to other areas of an organizational system like veins in a body. Control or command rooms help users connected to the system collaborate to make the best decisions, whether it’s in the form of security or monitoring numbers or trends.

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Control Room Consoles Across Industries (A Series): Defense/Military

Previously in this series, we took an incisive look at the specs and considerations for four key industries: Law Enforcement & Correctional Facilities, Surveillance & Security, Airport & Air Traffic, and Emergency Operations & Disaster Management. In this first iteration, we shall continue covering control room designs, functionality, and console furniture for specific sectors.

More specifically, we shall shift our focus towards the military sector, a mission-critical market where Inracks Consoles stands out as a reputable supplier, manufacturer, and partner when it comes to console furniture for defense-related, control room environments.

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SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) & DCS (Distributed Control Systems)

These are two terms that a lot of people end up getting confused because the concepts are relatively similar. However, it is important to know the major differences between these terms. These are concepts that have evolved over the years, to become the important concepts that they are today. By reading on, you can learn all about what SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and DCS (Distributed Control Systems) are and why they are both important.

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The Benefits of Investing in an Ergonomic Control Room Design

A properly designed and well thought-out control room is not just a communication haven, but a hub that encourages collaboration, effortless sharing, and interaction between operators. Of course, the design should also permit unobstructed movement throughout the floor so that personnel can do their job without any hassle and safety issue. As such, when it comes to control room design, it pays to hire the right professional for the job.

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Control Room Desk vs. Specialized Console Furniture

Control room furniture consists of highly specialized, durable components that are built to withstand the rigorous demands of the 24/7 environment. Alternatively, traditional office furniture and desks are built for a short life cycle with sub standard quality at a low cost of entry. Could you incorporate traditional office desks and furniture in place of the highly specialized furniture typically seen in a control room? In truth, a control room engineer could try. However, the end user would quickly realize the shortcomings of a traditional desk.

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