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Tackling the Three Giants of Command Center Console Serviceability: Cable Management, 3rd Party Hardware Mounting, & Under Lighting by Winsted

Matt Golueke April 16, 2024 11:15 AM

Designing a state-of-the-art security command center is no small feat. It demands an intricate understanding of how to seamlessly integrate various components into a cohesive, efficient system. Among the myriad of challenges that service technicians encounter, three stand out due to their complexity and impact on the overall design and functionality of the command center: cable management, under lighting, and 3rd party hardware mounting.

Watch as Tom Fontana and Shawn Brady from Winsted discuss these three big challenges >>



Cable Management: The Hidden Challenge

At first glance, cable management might seem like a straightforward task. However, in a high-stakes environment like a security command center, where reliability and quick access are paramount, effective cable management is crucial. The primary challenge lies in organizing a multitude of cables from different systems in a way that they are easily accessible for maintenance or upgrades, without compromising the aesthetics or functionality of the workspace.

Poorly managed cables can lead to a host of problems, including increased risk of damage, interference between cables leading to signal degradation, and difficulty in identifying and accessing the right cable when needed. 

Under Lighting: Setting the Right Tone

Lighting, particularly under lighting, plays a pivotal role in installing and servicing consoles. Without lighting in the cable tray or under the console, installers must use flashlights or headlamps. With Winsted's new under lighting offering, working in the dark is a thing of the past.

3rd Party Hardware Mounting: A Balancing Act

Integrating 3rd party hardware into a security command center is akin to piecing together a complex puzzle. Each piece of hardware, from monitors and decoders to servers and network devices, comes with its own mounting requirements and compatibility issues. The challenge is to mount these diverse components in a way that they are secure, easily accessible for maintenance, and do not interfere with each other's operation.

This often involves customizing mounts or designing bespoke solutions to accommodate hardware from different manufacturers. Additionally, there is the ongoing challenge of future-proofing the command center furniture, ensuring that the mounting solutions are adaptable to accommodate new technology as it becomes available. That's why Winsted introduced a bolt-on solution that goes between the monitor and monitor mount to securely attach decoders, micro workstations, and other hardware.

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Topics: command center, winsted, Operator Console, Console Design

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