With a new video wall installation for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) – the third-largest state-maintained highway system in the country – Barco is helping to provide a crystal clear, virtually seamless “big picture” to facilitate the agency's management of 100 miles of roadways in seven cities and 16 counties across Southeast Virginia.
Recommended by AECOM, the security and information technology program manager for VDOT's facilities and infrastructure, Barco outfitted the traffic center with a new 51' X 6' video wall consisting of 20 OVL-715 SXGA+ DLP LED-lit projection modules, a TransForm A video wall controller, and Control Management Suite (CMS) software for a fully operational control room solution. The new Barco wall provides the real estate to enable VDOT's operators to see everything in one snapshot view, equipping them with more data to make better-informed decisions and respond effectively during roadway incidents and emergencies.
The video wall monitors feeds from 44 CCTV inputs and a variety of dynamic control room graphics – such as data flow maps, reversible roadway graphics, bridge and tunnel checkpoints – allowing the control room supervisor to flip screens to the wall with the click of a mouse. Screen layouts are driven by operations managers who can scale, rearrange, change screen preferences and enhance views with computer graphics. VDOT can also share video and data with city and county transportation agencies, the Virginia State Police and local Emergency Management Services to coordinate efforts in the event of a regional crisis.