The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has selected Advanced to upgrade its control room, from which they monitor Toronto’s four subway lines, 11 streetcar routes, and more than 140 bus routes each day.
The TTC is home to one of the largest control rooms in North America and chose Advanced to install a large 80² Delta Displays Rear Projection LED Cube videowall system that guarantees 24/7 footage of the city’s transportation system for more than 1.6 million people daily.
“Advanced is honoured to have been selected from a pool of elite Canadian integrators for this critical project,” Advanced co-president David Weatherhead said. “The TTC’s control room oversees the safety of 460 million passengers annually. Utilising dependable technology is essential in order to make sure everything runs smoothly.”
When selecting the ideal videowall for the TTC’s control room, Advanced knew it had to be dependable, low-maintenance, and easily serviceable. The LED light source in the Delta 80² videowall ensures no lamps need to be replaced over the life of the display.
“Most importantly, the videowall is easily field serviceable, as it provides rear access to the displays without affecting the image presented at the front. Therefore, we can change or repair a cube without affecting the rest of the videowall, which is extremely important in this type of operation,” commented Advanced vice president Mark McPherson.
In order to install a videowall in a 24/7 mission-critical room, Advanced provided a temporary seamless NEC LCD ultra-narrow bezel videowall during the installation process so that TTC employees could continue to monitor Toronto’s public transport system at any given time.
Advanced technicians worked through the night to avoid busy transit times, “Our integration staff was fully briefed on the TTC control room’s schedule and unique requirements. All of this work was done in the wee hours of the morning,” added McPherson.