Polymedia completes advanced situation centre in Kazakhstan

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By Thinking Highways March 23, 2015 12:42

Polymedia completes advanced situation centre in Kazakhstan

The Kyzylorda akkymat Situation Centre, Kazakhstan

Multi-award winning Russian systems integrator Polymedia overcame major technical and logistical challenges to complete a state-of-the-art regional government management and situation centre in the Kyzylorda region of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The new facility is the most advanced of its kind in the country.

The Kyzylorda region covers a vast area which includes the famous Baikonur spaceport. Kazakhstan is the largest land-locked country in the world, and the ninth largest overall. The distances between population centres present significant administrative and communication challenges for the regional government; challenges which they were keen to address using the latest technology.

The project consisted of a main meeting room, and analyst’s suite, interpreters facility and server room. The requirement was for a fully-integrated solution from a single provider, employing state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment from leading global manufacturers, with system reliability and ease of operation as high priorities. The system had to integrate with existing information systems used throughout the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Polymedia selected Mitsubishi Electric VS-70HEF78U projection cubes in a 4×2 configuration for the Main Hall. The front-access DLP cubes allowed installation against the wall, saving up to 3 square metres of floorspace. Mitsubishi LED cubes deliver up to 100,000 hours of maintenance-free operation,satisfying the requirement for reliability. The Analyst’s Suite was equipped with a Mitsubishi Electric DisplayWall consisting of 4 x 2 Mitsubishi Electric LM55S1 super narrow bezel LCD displays. Content from any of the twelve operator workstations plus an operator’s workstation can be shown on the DisplayWall.

All the centre’s DisplayWalls were controlled by a special application developed by Polymedia called Polywall, which is designed to make the system very easy to use, even for non-technical operators. Remote sites were connected via LifeSize videoconference systems. With some sites over 500km from the main centre, Polymedia had to overcome significant logistical challenges to complete the project within the proscribed two and a half month window; a task made even harder by the fact that work could only take place at night to avoid disturbing the normal operation of the centre. Despite these problems, Polymedia, its local subsidiary Polymedia Kazakhstan and local contractor Prognoz Co, completed the installation on time and to the complete satisfaction of the Kyzylorda regional government authorities.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 23, 2015 12:42