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Polymedia uses Mitsubishi Electric for integrated situation centre

Russian systems integrator Polymedia has completed a regional government management and situation centre in the Kyzylorda region of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The integrator overcame significant technical and logistical challenges to finish the facility, which is the most advanced of its kind in the country.

The situation centre hopes to address administrative and communication issues stemming from the vast size of the Kyzylorda region and distances between population centres.

The project consisted of a main meeting room, analyst’s suite, interpreter’s facility and server room. The requirement was for a fully integrated solution from a single provider, employing state-of-the-art AV equipment from leading global manufacturers, with system reliability and ease of operation 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 3sqm 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 4×2 Mitsubishi Electric LM55S1 super narrow bezel LCD displays. All the centre’s DisplayWalls were controlled by a special application developed by Polymedia called Polywall, which is designed to make the system 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 complicated by the fact that work could only take place at night to avoid disturbing the normal operation of the centre.