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Upgrade for HE’s Eastern RCC Control Room

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The audio-visual systems integrator Electrosonic has completed the installation of a dynamic display system (DDS) at Highways England’s Eastern Regional Control Centre in South Mimms.

The technology comprising of 24, 67-inch LED illuminated ‘cubes’, which the company says has delivered a solution that is “virtually maintenance free, energy efficient and suitable for 24/7 usage”.

Highways England have expanded the capability of its South Mimms Control Centre, making it one of their largest.  As their existing dynamic display system had been in place for a number of years, a replacement using enhanced technology was required.  “The videowall is a key operational resource allowing for improved tactical and strategic management of congestion and incidents,” said Garry Packer, Technology Manager, Highways England.

Electrosonic determined that Mitsubishi Electric 67PE78, 67-inch SXGA+ LED illuminated ‘cubes’, were the best solution for Highways England, owing to several key factors based around brightness, resolution and power consumption.  Additionally, they do not require any consumables such as projector lamps that would need regular replacement.

The cubes have a 4:3 aspect ratio to match the camera images exactly, making the most efficient use of the display area.  The DDS consists of an 8×3 array of cubes, which can show any combination of video or images across the array, determined by any one of the 20 operator positions.


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