Applied Electronics has completed a major installation for the City of Vancouver’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) situated in its E-Comm building. The EOC, which now features a Christie visual display system, is designed to facilitate fail-safe emergency response communication during high-profile events, and on an ongoing basis, the center coordinates emergency response teams from Vancouver’s police and RCMP, fire and rescue, traffic management, city engineering services and health authority. Staffed by personnel from city departments and trained volunteers, it supports all response activities in the field and provides overall direction to responders in emergency situations. The 24/7 hub is critical to the safety of visitors, athletes, spectators and residents of Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Powered by Christie HD405 single-chip DLP high definition projectors and TVC-1210 display wall controller, the EOC features an 8 meter-wide (26 feet) screen with a pixel resolution of 3840 x 1080. It is used for emergency mapping, linking to emergency response centers, television coverage and news feeds. In addition to the installation in the EOC, Applied Electronics has also installed a Christie LW400 3LCD projector in the Conference Room, which is used for smaller group collaboration and decision-making. The projector is used in conjunction with a SMART board and video conferencing system to aid in emergency planning development.
Applied Electronics’ Kevin Stewart, who has been working with the City of Vancouver for several years to develop a unique system to meet its needs, designed the Christie system at E-Comm. The installation was managed locally by account manager Stephen Monteith. “Given the unquestionable need for system reliability and durability in such 24/7 operations, we looked to Christie to provide the solid display technology that was necessary for Vancouver’s EOC,” says Monteith. “Due to their long-standing reputation for producing exceptional, dependable products tailored to the control room environment, we have completed many successful mission-critical projects with Christie, so it was natural to employ their solutions for this type of operations center.”
17 February 2010
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