Located near Paris is the city of Les Mureaux, home to over 32,000 citizens and a vibrant centre of cultural activities, sports associations, theatre, feasts and festivals. The city recently installed a control room for the management of video surveillance. RGB Spectrum technology partner AGELEC designed in and installed MediaWall 2000 dual display processors.
Known as the Urban Supervision Centre, the control room operates in conjunction with the municipal police, local and national public safety; operation is 24/7, monitoring street and highway activity.
The previous facility used individual monitors plus one multiviewer to display the camera feeds. AGELEC designed a display solution around three sections. As before, there are fixed LCD monitors for individual video feeds, a total of 50. The dynamic portions of the wall consist of two 2x2 arrays of larger LCDs, each powered by a MediaWall 2000 processor. Input sources include computer and composite video, RGB analog, and DVI over IP decoders, which carry the network video feeds. Maps are displayed in the background and camera feeds in windows relative to their location on the maps. A custom control application configures the display as new situations and events present themselves.
The embedded system architecture of the MediaWall 2000 and its deterministic performance create a display processing solution that operates as a single display surface even though it is made up of discrete elements.