28th Apr 22
15 years in business and more than 50 million hours of 24/7 operation
We are delighted to have marked 15 years in business by passing 50 million hours of continuous operation at our 24/7 installs around the world.
Since the company launched in 2007 we have completed more than 350 significant control room video wall installations in more than 20 countries.
Our clients have included some of the UK’s and the world’s top businesses and organisations, including BT, Rolls Royce, Her Majesty’s Government, major banks and finance companies and police forces.
We have also helped keep people safe during major sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
Our 24/7, 365 installations around the world have now clocked up a total 52,560,000 hours of uninterrupted and continuous operation, which is a glowing endorsement of the effort that has gone in to creating a brilliant team of committed individuals who have all embraced the UVS ethos of providing the ultimate in customer care, service and support to our clients.
Over the last 15 years we have worked with more than 500 different companies, including both integration partners and end clients, which has led to repeat business from many.
We have survived the global recessions of 2007 and 2009, and the Covid pandemic, with the business coming out stronger in all cases.
We have also built up wonderful business relationships with key manufacturing partners, based on honesty, fairness and trust.
We have supplied systems ranging from a single screen with a PC input to systems with more than 110 video wall screens, across multiple video walls, with multiple video wall controllers and 500+ channels of IP decoding for distribution of important data across multiple operations rooms and sites.
We offer the widest range of video wall controller technology which suits clients’ specific requirements – including our own Lucidity UVS brand, developed and built in the UK by us.
During the last 15 years we have witnessed and been immersed in the increase in digital data sources for control room operations, where more and more operational data is provided via network and web access.
We have been instrumental in managing and catering for this change with the video wall technology we have provided to our clients, which falls outside of standard audio-visual solutions.
Also, due to this increase in the amount of data available to modern control room operations personnel, managing the video wall content based on the data coming in has also become more important, with automated switching based on certain scenarios.
Over the next 15 years, we expect to see increases in affordability and quality, along with improvements in remote transmission and collaboration technology.
We have seen how direct LED display technology has been reducing the available pixel sizes down to 0.7mm, which is providing higher resolutions for a given video wall size.
There is a great deal of research and development going into LED technology and the different formats and I expect this to continue, and to eventually reduce costs.
Also, as we saw during the pandemic, businesses will need to have back-up options to maintain operational control in the event of such an emergency.
Therefore, we will continue to see further development of remote transmission technology, including easier transmission of control room data from main control rooms to remote locations, using standard internet connections, with all the required enhanced security.
The pandemic also showed that people need easier access and control to collaborate with each other from any of their working locations, so collaboration technology will continue to be developed and integrated.
Featured in Business Mondays, Burnley Express.
Share this article