View better, share faster, resolve quicker: that’s what Barco helps control room operators achieve every day. Barco has been building control room visualization and collaboration solutions since 1994 for a variety of industries.
A reliable eco-system capable of handling large amounts of data, with Over-IP architecture for graphics controllers and image transport, for professional, flexible, and reliable Control Rooms: Barco TransForm N. Barco’s response to the needs of Control Rooms is complete and organized: alongside LEDwalls and modular videowalls, the company offers an entire ecosystem of solutions for the treatment and management of content from the most diverse sources: video streaming, data from sensors and IoT organized in Dashboards, information from other Computers, possibly other rooms, etc. The TransForm N family is in fact made up of Server Graphic Controllers, Decoders and Encoders and Barco CMS wall management software, an entire Over-IP architecture to acquire and display, freely, any type of source, to then make it available for viewing in control rooms, personal desks, crisis rooms and field staff.
Control rooms are now complex environments where there is a need to manage many sources and data. Using IT infrastructure to arrange and convey data and information in different monitoring and control environments is necessary to safely manage “critical” events and situations and architecture designed for these specific applications. For this reason, it is essential to have an integrated and reliable ecosystem to protect maximum operational and guarantee peace of mind. Furthermore, when we talk about future expandability, the choice of a modular architecture, expandable and projected towards the near future, becomes a key topic.
The TransForm N family responds to all these needs: it is composed of Graphic Controllers, Encoders and Decoders for HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz signals and the Barco CMS management software suite, which manages all the hardware and orchestrates the collaboration and the visualization of shared information between different displays/video walls and operator workstations, effectively creating a distributed networked visualization system, ensuring efficient collaboration and rapid decision-making inside and outside any control room. Having open APIs, the solution allows the software to integrate with other applications, while proven compatibility with a large number of AV & IT source types ensures complete flexibility in any operating context. The system is completed by SecureStream, an add-on to be used if there is a need to convey and receive information directly from field personnel, allowing the control room to deliver information to field personnel and vice versa to receive information from the field via a cloud connection.