Today we are assaulted with so much data that we can easily feel overwhelmed and are all in danger of being in ‘information overload’. Every hour of every day we are bombarded with facts, teased with images/sound-bites and lured with fantastical stories.
The workplace is no escape! Companies require that we not only absorb this data but that we process, filter and interpret it; then turn the findings into insights for decisions in the blink of an eye. The speed and sheer volume of the data adds to its complexity. In our fast-paced life quick decisions can make the difference between a company’s viability or demise and, even more critically, determines actual life or death situations.
How do we compile and sift through the overwhelming content and quickly build a picture in real time in order to make the right decisions?
“The answer,” says Sanjay Saini, director at Quad Vision, “is to use technology to harness this abundance of information. Then we display it in a meaningful way. We help companies make sense of all the intelligence available, live on a ‘digital canvas’. This allows operatives to visualise big data and enhance decision-making in the most optimal way.”
Fast moving analytics of multiple live feeds present many possibilities for emergency management and specialist companies to thrive. Some of these benefit from pinpointing hidden vulnerabilities. Others enable the right resources at the right time to maximise existing resources and achieve the best result.
Quad Vision’s video and data walls offer in-time visualisation solutions for mission- critical applications. The large format (LF) display walls in control rooms provide operators with true situational awareness and a common operating picture. Bespoke software cleverly controls a mix of data and video feeds in a high quality display. Information can be streamed simultaneously from real-time sources such as computers, video, networked applications, CCTV or security cameras. Sharing information in this way enables swift and informed decision making, which is vital for mission-critical operations.
A statement wall built of multiple large format screens with ultra thin bezels gives an immersive feeling. It provides clear viewing opportunities from every position in the room. This is particularly vital for a large team to raise awareness and improve collaboration. Whether it is to manage a utility network, public transport or an emergency response team, it is vital to quickly and reliably share information.
Leading security company, Drum Cussac, commissioned a Quad Vision video wall to monitor high-value assets, (such as boats and ships) around the world. The whole expanse of monitors was mounted across a leading wall. The finished result looked impressive and, wouldn’t have been out of place in the latest James Bond movie set. The whole team could then collaborate and monitor information intuitively. The 24/7 live global surveillance ability enabled any crisis to be managed effectively.
The MET office, world leader in providing weather and climate services, use a Quad Vision statement video wall at their Exeter HQ. It forms the centerpiece for all their visual communication
s and allows live presentations. The system plays multiple web content, media and videos. Content, including live weather information and images, can be remotely updated.
Gloucester Fire & Rescue Service installed a Quad Vision video and data wall as a monitoring system for their Network Operations Centre (NOC). As the functioning of the NOC is mission-critical, the technology is robust enough to ensure 100% uptime.
Advanced analytics using live data feeds generate insights that help businesses improve products & services and stay competitive. Director and technical expert, Robin Hughes, explains
“The applications are endless; we design and build our custom video walls with the best technology. Our solutions are able to ulitise multiple sources of data (news feeds, TV, cameras, satellites, even social media etc) to capture greater insights. More than that, we make the technology useable by building in easy to control wireless touch-screens. These allow an operator to select effortlessly from a series of pre-defined configurations on a bespoke user-friendly interface. We pre-program our software to display a series of combinations of the most required content. Operators are able to display content on any one screen, on multiple screens or across all screens, depending on significance.”
Quad Vision video and data walls solve the needs of a multitude of applications such as; crisis operations rooms, call centres through to more traditional control room applications in utilities, energy and process control.
Using a ‘digital canvas’ in this way allows teams to visualise information and ultimately their organisation to excel. Being able to collate big data, visualise it, spot patterns and identify opportunities reliably allows the organisation to see the big picture and ultimately make better decisions.