Monthly Archives: May 2017

  • London City Airport To Open A Digital Control Tower

    London City Airport is set to become the first airport in the UK to operate a completely digital air traffic control tower. Working closely with one of our clients, NATS the new control tower will use 14 high definition cameras located at the top of a 50m pole. The images will then be sent via a secure super-fast fibre network to a new Operations Centre in Swanwick, Hampshire. From there air traffic controllers will perform their operational role using the live footage displayed on the video wall in front of them (similar to the ErgoMounts Infinity Series).

    Controllers will be able to utilise a range of viewing tools and have detailed views of activity on the airfield, including aircraft movements along the 1500m runway. The cameras can pan, tilt and zoom (magnifying images up to 30 times for close inspection).

    They will also have real-time information, including operational and sensory data, to build an augmented reality live view of the airfield. For example: weather information, on-screen labels, radar data and aircraft call signs.

    Declan Collier, CEO at London City Airport, said: “A pioneering new digital air traffic control system will enhance safety and improve resilience, setting a new standard for the global aviation industry to follow. With London City Airport’s plans to grow and an existing tower which is reaching the end of its operational lifespan, this cutting edge proven technology future-proofs London City Airport’s air traffic control for the next 30 years and beyond.”

    Mike Stoller, Director, Airports at NATS, said, “Digital towers are going to transform the way air traffic services are provided at airports by providing real safety, operational and efficiency benefits, and we are delighted that London City Airport has chosen to work with us to deliver what will be the first of its kind in the UK.”

    The new digital air traffic control tower is planned to be fully operational at London City Airport by 2019 as part of their 30th Anniversary Renovations.

  • ErgoMounts Infinity Video Wall Celebrates its 1st Birthday

    It’s been a year since we announced the launch of our modular video wall system, Infinity. We wanted to use this opportunity to discuss some of the improvements the product has seen over the past 12 months and also showcase some examples of the Infinity in action .

    Improvements

    Pop Out Interfaces

    Infinity Video Wall Pop Out Arms

    One major improvement we have seen since launch is the addition of “Pop-Out” monitor fixings. Although the original system launched with fixed, tilt and micro-adjust fixing kits we were quickly presented with requirements to be able to perform maintenance on screens without having to remove the monitors at either side. Our team of designers came up with the new style “Pop-Out” Interfaces. By applying a small amount of pressure to the corners of the screen the gas assisted interface gently extends the display approx. 310mm from the surrounding screens. This allows for plenty of room to access important areas behind. Screens can also be locked into place for when the Infinity is being used in a public facing environment to remove the risk of accidental extension.

     

    Secure Floor Stand

    Infinity Video Wall Bolt Down Base

    Another major addition to the Infinity Range is the option to bolt the stand to the floor using the Secure Floor Stand base. This sleek & contemporary looking stand reduces the footprint of the video wall to just 240mm x 240mm. Using this base instead of the free standing solution almost completely removes any potential trip hazard.

     

     

     

    The Infinity Video Wall Installs

    Since it’s launch the Infinity has found itself in hundreds of different locations including schools, hospitals, banks, shopping malls and airports. Below you can see a couple of images of the product installed.

    Dongtan Lake Park Experience Center, Suwon City, Korea

    Dongtan Lake Park Experience Center

    Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom

    Gatwick Airport Infinity Video Wall

    Training Institute of Chungju Industrial Bank, Korea

    Training Institute of Chungju Industrial Bank

    What is the Infinity?

    The Infinity range is the ultimate modular solution for modern AV requirements. One thing setting it apart from similar products on the market is that it can easily be transformed into a wall, ceiling, or floor stand in a matter of minutes. The modular design allows for the system to easily be adapted to support almost any size of screen in nearly any configuration imaginable.

    To discuss your requirements for an Infinity Video Wall please contact our technical team today. If you're not looking for a bespoke product we have also created several "Off the Shelf" solutions that can be found at the links below:

    Motion (Trolley)

    Secure (Floor Stand)

    Rail (Wall Mount)

    Sky (Ceiling)

  • Seismic Ratings For Our Medical Arms (OSHPD)

    Did you know?... All of our medical grade mounting solutions from ICWUSA are also rated for use in seismic zones by the state of California. The rating is provided by EASE (Equipment Anchorage & Seismic Engineering) who perform seismic calculations and details that ensure products meet up to date building code regulations in regards to earthquake activity.

    But what is a Seismic Qualification?

    Some types of product must remain operational following an earthquake. Manufacturers of the equipment must submit a declaration (Special Seismic Certification) that the equipment will remain operational after a design level earthquake. A dynamic test (shaketest) must be performed followed by a report (in accordance with OSHPD standard) stating the unit has passed and is seismically qualified. These reports must be prepared by a California licensed structural, civil or mechanical engineer.

    Who is OSHPD?

    OSHPD stands for the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. They monitor the construction, renovation, and seismic safety of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and provide loan insurance to assist the capital needs of California's not-for-profit healthcare facilities.

    How does this affect me?

    Although the rating itself is local to the state of California the OSHPD does provide a good indication of the ability of ICW’s products to withstand adverse conditions. The certificates themselves also provide a wealth of information in regards to load bearings and centre of gravity of our mounts and wall tracks.

    Want to find out more about our OSHPD rated productions?

    View them here:

    Ultra Arm

    Ultra Arm Calculation

    MD Arm

    T2 Arm

    Elite Arm

    Or contact our sales team today for more information.

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