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Belgian Transmission Operator Installs Video Wall in Control Center

Barco has installed the largest display wall in the Benelux region at Elia, Belgium's electricity transmission system operator. Elia has recently moved to a brand-new national control center where two Barco video walls offer operators a dynamic, real-time overview of the electricity grid.

Elia ensures the continuous, stable transmission of electricity from the power plants to the distribution system operators and the industrial customers. It is also responsible for importing and exporting electrical energy to and from Belgium's neighboring countries. When merging the national control center with the regional dispatching, Elia had to look for a new video wall to visualize the electrical grid.

In three weeks, the two walls were up and running. In the regional control center, which is situated next to the national dispatching center, system operators and engineers monitor energy flows for the Brussels' region on an OV 715- rear-projection wall, in a 7x3 set-up. Their colleagues at the national center supervise the flows on the 380 kV, 220 kV and 150 kV grids on a second 7x3 70'' screen.

Barco's OV-D2 series integrate cutting edge DLP technology into 70" video wall systems that are designed and optimized for use in a 24/7 mission critical environment. The Barco designed projection engine provides a set of unique features.

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