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Christie at Vancouver emergency centre

All eyes are on Canada's third-largest city as it hosts the 2010 Winter Olympics, reports David Davies.

All eyes are on Canada’s third-largest city as it hosts the 2010 Winter Olympics, reports David Davies. A major recent project in Vancouver saw locally based Applied Electronics Limited undertake a major installation at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), which co-ordinates emergency response teams from the city’s police and RCMP, fire and rescue, traffic management, city engineering services, health authority and more.

At its heart, the EOC features a 26ft-wide screen with a pixel resolution of 3840 x 1080. Powered by Christie’s HD405 single-chip DLP high-definition projectors (pictured) and TVC-1210 display wall controller, the screen is used for emergency mapping, linking to emergency response centres, television coverage and news feeds.

The installation was managed by Applied Electronics’ Stephen Monteith, who remarked: “Given the unquestionable need for system reliability and durability in such 24/7 operations, we looked to Christie to provide the solid display technology that was necessary for Vancouver’s EOC. Due to their long-standing reputation for producing exceptional, dependable products tailored to the control room environment, we have completed many successful mission-critical projects with Christie, so it was natural to employ their solutions for this type of operations centre.”

In addition to the EOC, the E-Comm building houses a conference room that Applied Electronics has equipped with a Christie LW400 3LCD projector.