When it comes to surveillance, security operators need to be able to monitor and respond to real-time information and act within seconds. And how do they do that? With a “monitor wall,” of course. Also known as a video wall, a monitor wall utilizes a multi-display setup with multiple monitors, video projectors, or television sets, all tiled together to form one large screen.
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.
This is the fourth installation in our multi-part series that takes a closer look at control room design across the industry spectrum. In the first three installments, we focused on the Surveillance & Security, Airport/Air Traffic, and Emergency Operations/Disaster Management industries respectively.