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Datapath Ltd.

Founded in 1982 and now distributing across 5 continents, Datapath has customers in more than 100 countries Worldwide; covering multiple industries such as professional audio and video, military, education, security and health care.

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Control Room Technology: What the Current Trends?
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Control Room Technology: What the Current Trends?

Technology within control rooms

March 1, 2023 - The enhancement of control room technology has taken a life of it's own in recent times, but firstly, what happens within a control room?

The purpose of control rooms is to provide a centralised space where operators of all levels are able to oversee the functions of the environment in which they work.  Oversight includes both the viewing of visual data as well as having the ability to control those underlying processes from their operator workstations.  

Not only is the AV coming into a control room, it is being distributed to key locations throughout the environment. This ensures the correct information is getting to where it provides the most value.

Changing Requirements

A crucial requirement is getting the huge amount of data in front of the right people, whether this be in a control room or more recently to wherever those people happen to be. The challenges are ensuring that the right infrastructure is in place to achieve that securely.

Through Aetria, we possess the precise control room technology needed to distribute content in a wide variety of application settings, large or small.

The major users of control room technology

Datapath are involved within many different application settings, providing control room technology in industries such as energy & other utility providers, traffic management centres, the military and government.  However the ability that the AV industry has with AVoIP means that anyone with a need to get visual and audio data from various points all into a centralised area can do so without too much disruption. This means control rooms of any size are emerging in many different areas.

The significance of AVoIP

The Control Room market is increasingly, almost universally turning to AVoIP as the mechanism of choice for delivery of content to where it needs to be. 

Control Rooms push the boundaries by demanding more and more visual content to both large format video walls as well as operation workstations. In their infancy, control rooms comprised a series of bulbs that would indicate something good or bad and a dial or switch that would allow someone to affect change to that system.

The emergence of personal video walls

In addition the whole AV system has become more integrated.  KVM operators and video walls are no longer 2 distinct systems.

Operators can now have their own personal video wall with all the KVM they need and have the ability to send that data to the wall for viewing by a larger audience. Operators can do this through Aetria Workstation, which allows them to organize their desktop and optimize the monitoring and control of all required sources. 

The technology that Aetria possesses has the power the take your control room to the next level. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you.

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