Evolution of mission-critical control rooms
Where digitalization and visualization processes meet mission critical operations
The already high demands on control rooms are constantly increasing: more technology, higher data volumes, increasing complexity. When it comes to development in mission critical environments, visualization is a growing focus alongside the big issue of digitalization. But in this trend, of course, the operators should not be left out of consideration. So how can it be ensured that an overview is maintained in the digitalization process?
Innovative technologies such as KVM solutions (systems for extending and distributing computer signals such as keyboard, video and mouse) have long been an integral part of the control room environment and also support ergonomics at the workplace in many ways. Jochen Bauer, Sales Director at Guntermann & Drunck GmbH, uses the example of the Remote Digital Tower to illustrate why it is worthwhile to think outside the box. Controlling an airport remotely from a distance of several hundred kilometers is an advanced approach that requires even more computer technology and visualization solutions than is usual in air traffic control rooms. Remote or Digital Tower concepts represent a recent example of transition. The core of the presentation will be the findings from conception and implementation that can be transferred to other mission-critical control rooms.