By David Jones, Sales Manager Control Room Group.
A friend of mine who works for a manufacturer that we represent asked me what I thought the control room of the future will look like. To broaden my response, I put the question to our sales team. After some discussion, it occurred to me that we had ignored our most valuable resource if we truly were interested in the control room of the future – those that are using the control rooms of the “now”.
The Control Room of the Future
As a provider of 24/7 mission critical control room systems, my experience is that control room design is driven by the technology immediately available to us at the moment the design goes from mind to paper. When you think about it, that is a very narrow perspective.
Would our system design perspective be broader if we worked 24/7 in a fully operational control center knowing exactly what was needed to make the control room more efficient and productive – the control room of the future? I think it would.
So if you presently have a control room of any shape or size I have a favor to ask of you. Please send me an email at David.Jones@avispl.com describing your present control room. Please include details like when the control room was installed, the size of the room, which technology is used and what you like and don’t like about the facility. Then tell us what you want your control room of the future to look like, again including information such as size, technology, functionality and anything else you’d like to mention.
To show our appreciation for your input, I’ll trade you a cool piece of Control Room Group swag for your email.
Let’s go forward to the future!