Sheffield Urban Traffic Control Centre
2nd Apr 17
UVS celebrates a year of successful operation at Sheffield Urban Traffic Control Centre.
A video wall installed by UVS at Sheffield City Council’s Urban Traffic Control Centre monitored millions of journeys and helped in the fight against congestion in its first 12 months of operation.
In its first year, the system aided the smooth running of 200 major events as well as the management of 1,000 road incidents such as accidents and breakdowns and 100 road closures, lane restrictions, diversions, demonstrations and marches.
UVS installed eight 55-inch extremely narrow bezel EYE-LCD-5500-XSN-LD-FX displays in the 24/7 control centre when it re-located to Sheffield Town Hall from Carbrook, where it had operated since 2008.
It also installed a Netpix-4900 video wall controller configured for multiple analogue video feeds, IP video feeds, graphic PC data and web browser feeds.
Thinking Space Systems, the global provider of high quality technical furniture, completed the original control room in 2008. Seven years later, Thinking Space were successful in winning the tender to move the existing consoles to the new location and undertake a complete fit out of an empty office in the town hall to bring it up to control room standards.
Sheffield City Council had identified and specified UVS as their display wall solution and partnered with Thinking Space Systems to create the solution. In its first 12 months operation the control centre has:
• Facilitated the smooth running of around 200 events per year
• Monitored approximately 50 football matches at Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United with in excess of one million spectators
• Overseen around 90 Sheffield Arena events with in excess of 720,000 visitors
• Helped manage large city-wide events such as the Yorkshire Half Marathon, Sheffield 10k Run, Tramlines, Sky Ride, City Centre Grand Prix Cycling, After Dark, Mosborough Music Festival
• Had an operational input at around 100 planned roadworks (road closures, lane restrictions, diversions, etc.) demonstrations, marches etc.
• Helped manage 1,000 incidents such as road traffic collisions and breakdowns
UVS Managing Director Steve Murphy said: “We were delighted to work with Thinking Space Systems on such a prestigious project. As well as the challenge of carrying out work in a listed building, the project needed to be completed within tight time scales and whilst the building was operational.
“Thinking Space Systems did a superb job in transporting and re-assembling existing equipment on site quickly and efficiently, giving cost savings and promoting recycling benefits.
“Our installation has offered an uninterrupted 24/7 service, which is key to the successful operation of such an important control centre.”
UVS provides video display solutions and audio visual solutions to a range of clients. Its equipment is installed across the UK in CCTV control rooms for local authorities, banks, road traffic monitoring, emergency services, blue chip retailers, security services, prisons and other Government buildings.
EYE-LCD-5500-XSN-LD-FX displays are 55-inch seamless LCD monitors for video wall installations. The displays offer full HD resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixels, direct-LED backlight technology and a mechanical bezel width of only 3.5mm between two displays.
The Netpix-4900 video wall controller is a network-based graphic controller for the management of video wall systems, single displays or projectors. The controller creates a big joined desktop for network-applications, video and graphic sources.