The needs of the customer included fast switching times, redundancy, and hot swappability to avoid downtime—which, in an emergency, is a disaster. As a result, Black Box Norway suggested the DKM FX matrix switching system be deployed. To show the police department how it worked, a live demonstration was staged at the Black Box offices.
One of the advantages of the DKM FX system is that it is scalable and flexible. It can be configured in several different ways for video and KVM switching and extension. For multiple users, simultaneous access, and a mix of proprietary cabling (copper and fiber), the DKM FX switches are a great command and control room solution.
For the police station, the DKM FX solution was configured with two video walls, one 4-by-2 and one 2-by-2, and a Media Control System in a room with five desks with multiple users throughout 24/7 shifts. The larger video wall has a tile function, where an image can be sent to a 2-by-2 area. The Media Control System enables users to switch sources and control the video wall from an extended touch screen. The different operators have a mix of systems on their desk. Some of the extension systems are integrated to transmit to the video walls, but not all them need to be connected to displays; some of them simply connect to remote CPUs or servers.
The customer is very pleased with the quick switching and practical functionality of the command and control room setup. The DKM FX solution and video walls were preconfigured were pre-configured before shipping to the customer site, and the users did the onsite installation so that they knew the system from the ground up. With completely upgraded facilities, equipment, and command and control room, the Ostfold police department can serve its community better than ever.