08 August 2013

Protecting Italy’s environment and citizens

The primary task of Italy’s Civil Protection department is to protect the country’s environment and citizens from natural disasters. The institution has regional centers all over Italy, which monitor the territory 24/7. At a press conference on 24 June, the Civil Protection of Friuli Venezia Giulia was announced this year’s coordinating team in case of a national emergency. It was the ideal opportunity for the center to showcase its new Barco equipment.

 

Monitoring the area…
In its Palmanova headquarters, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Civil Protection continuously monitors the regional territory, trains volunteers, and analyzes data. A range of Barco solutions supports staff in performing those tasks to their best ability.

… with the help of Barco technology
A Barco OL-721 and NSL-5521 video wall offer operators a real-time overview of the region. A Transform N video wall controller, a CMS software suite, and 36 dZine DISplayer³ eco media players ensure information is easily shared among the team, which enhances collaboration. 16 RLM-W6 projectors reproduce environmental crises simulations on a 360° set-up of 8 screens. Together, the installed Barco systems facilitate effective collaboration and fast reactivity, thus helping the Civil Protection in Palmanova succeed in its mission to reduce the impact of natural and other extraordinary disasters.

Proudly presenting the new center
24 June marked the official opening of Friuli Venezia Giulia’s upgraded Civil Protection center. The event was attended by Franco Gabrielli, head of the National Civil Protection, and Debora Serracchiani, governor of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The governor praised the new infrastructure as “a hi-tech crisis center sure to improve coordination and collaboration”.

Watch the video for an impression of the opening and a tour through the offices.

 
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