UK: A giant display comprising 36 dnp Black Bead Screens forms the centrepiece of BT Wholesale's mission-critical National Network Management Centre.
British Telecom (BT) has upgraded the CRT-based display wall in their Network Management Centre in Oswestry with a new, state-of-the-art control display solution. Several years of hands-on experience with operating large display walls allowed BT to create a detailed wish list of ideal display wall features that would aid NMC operation.
The contract was won by Synelec, who put forward a proposal with their strategic alliance partner CCC Network Systems. The result is a curved 16 x 3 metre display wall and a 3 x 1 wall - with a total displayarea exceeding 50 m2, which combines Synelec’s display wall technology with optical screen technology from dnp denmark and CCC Freevision Switch technology.
The solution fulfilled all the wishes on BT's wish list. Furthermore, the image quality was judged far superior - especially at wide viewing angles. The new display provides engineers with a helicopter view of the UK's communication network enabling them to snapshot potential hot spots, and respond to incidents worldwide that put the network under pressure. It also allows engineers to manage the surges in traffic generated by televoting polls (such as Big Brother, music charts etc), maximise the impact of charity pledges, and seamlessly re-route calls following damage caused by extreme weather -or if fibre cables are accidentally severed. And in the event of an unprecedented incident like the September 11th terrorist attacks, the centre's 130-plus staff have a role to play in safeguarding the UK's communications networks.