Sydney Trains Rail Operation Centre employs NanoLumens command and control LED display

A Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre (ROC) nearing completion includes a central control room featuring a NanoLumens command and control LED display. This display was designed, engineered and installed by NanoLumens from a commission by Australian integration firm Critical Room Solutions and technology consultant Digital Place Solutions (DPS).

The NanoLumens 1.6mm Performance Series LED display measures 32m x 3.6m and contains 41 million pixels. The super fine resolution design provides an entire display resolution of 19,200 pixels wide by 2,160 pixels high, equivalent to 20 windows of native Full HD resolution or five windows of 4K resolution, all without the need for scaling.

Critical Room Solutions (CRS), a specialist in command and control room installations, and long-time NanoLumens technology consultant in Australia Digital Place Solutions (DPS), commenced discussions with Sydney Trains in 2017 to determine the perfect display solution to allow the new control centre staff to effectively monitor all 178 stations on the Sydney Trains rail network.

John Kimenkowski, technical supervisor at CRS, said: “Sydney Trains was initially looking at a cube wall for this installation because that is what they used in prior control centres. We presented the option of LED display technology for several reasons and, once we made that pitch, NanoLumens quickly became the solutions provider of choice. From initial inception, concept proof and demonstration, to manufacture and installation, the process has been relatively short at just over 12 months.”

Kimenkowski added: “Due to the long lifetime of components, low maintenance, low cost of ownership and small amount of space it consumes, we believe that fine pitch LED display technology is the future for many control room environments, and NanoLumens has a superior product and team capable of delivering what is needed for this industry.”

Tony Eid, Sydney Trains Executive Director, commented: “Our new Rail Operations Centre is more than bricks and mortar, it’s a symbol about how we operate trains and provide real time customer information to improve the customer experience. For the first time in our history we have managed to bring together and consolidate multiple control centres in the one location.”

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