Selecting the right control room console for your demanding mission critical environment requires considering the proper balance between operator needs and technology integration, while taking into account control room elements. Some of the most common evaluation criteria are ergonomics, function, modularity, leadtime and durability.  You might also have a very unique requirement needing customized recommendations. And,...

October 7, 2016

“Mission critical refers to any factor of a system (components, equipment, personnel, process, procedure, software, etc.) that is essential to business operation or to an organization. Failure or disruption of mission critical factors will result in serious impact on business operations or upon an organization, and even can cause social turmoil and catastrophes.”

Over the past few months we have highlighted com...

September 9, 2016

It is ironic speaking of traffic flow within a Control Room when one of the leading industries in need of a Control Room, is Traffic Control and Departments of Transportation.  Whether one is talking about Air Traffic Control, Port Stations, Toll Ways, Highways etc…Control Rooms are critical for efficient flow of traffic operation systems.  Most of the time, Traffic Operation Control Rooms are manned 24/7 in a centraliz...

August 15, 2016

It has been about 3 months since we started our series of discussing common errors in the Control Room layout, and design.  Over the course of this time we have broken down each conversation around specific factors that play a role in creating a dangerous environment. Line of sight, poor lighting and acoustics to name a few.  However, most disregard acknowledging apparent issues unless presented with real life examples....

July 22, 2016

Over the past two months we have been speaking about the immediate and future related errors in Control Room design and how they affect daily operations.  A Control Room is arguably the most crucial component to an organization operating a Mission Critical environment.  Therefore, we have been striving to open a dialogue around the defects in Control Room Design as a platform to alleviate such errors. 

We...

July 8, 2016

So far we have Identified Immediate Errors, Future Related Errors, Lighting, and Noise, as factors that play a significant role in presenting risk for Control Room operators.  Of course, this is only a small pinch to the myriad of concerns one must consider when designing a Command Center soup-to-nuts.  But we do hope this helps bring focus back to what is most important; minimizing risk for operators in their day to da...

July 1, 2016

In a world where organizations are striving to become “greener,” Energy Efficiency is at the forefront of the conversation.  In a five-year period between 2005-2010, the US saw a 36% increase alone in Data Center power consumption.  Obviously power consumption is one of the top expenses hitting a Data Center’s bottom line. 

With most large data centers effectively employing some form of containment to address g...

June 17, 2016

Over the past year I have spent the majority of my time conducting numerous conversations with professionals in the Data Center/IT and Control Room community.  What I have found is there has been an ever diminishing middle ground between vendors and the service providers we all target. Everyone in Business Development will hate me for saying this, but they are the main culprit for this trend. Mass Content Emailing has t...

June 3, 2016

Industrial Safety Concerns for Plants Without a Sufficient Uninterruptible Power Supply

 

In our most recent blog, we introduced the topic surrounding organizations that do not possess a proper Uninterruptible Power Source.  As it was a very general introduction into the topic of an UPS, we now want to take a deeper dive into the specific risks plants, organizations, and networks are faced with when there is not an adequa...

May 27, 2016

What Risk Is Your Business Exposed Too Without An Uninterruptible Power Supply?

 

In our last topic of conversation, we highlighted what safety and health concerns are associated in the event of catastrophe, if precautionary measures were not taken.  But what is the risk to your Business without a reliable Uninterruptible Power Source?

 

Every business owner knows the risk they took creating a company from scratch and...

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