Photo 1 | JST control station: High availability and security standards have top priority here. The new Network Operation Center (NOC) of envia TEL GmbH in Taucha, near Leipzig, was equipped with ergonomic furniture, proactive large-screen technology and a KVM control system that offers employees maximum flexibility.
Photo 2 | JST control room planning: First shell impressions of the new NOC: Based on the spatial requirements, a control room concept was developed in cooperation with JST, which could be precisely matched to the demands on the two groups "Services" and "Networks".
Photo 3 | JST control center installation: The same viewing angle as in the previous photo motif - large-screen technology and workstations for the "Services" group are now located here.
Photo 4 | JST control center planning: Detailed 3D graphics provide a perfect basis for visualizing the later control room in advance. Here is one of the planning views ...
Photo 5 | ...and here the later implementation. In this way, all those involved were not only able to get a precise idea of their workplace in advance, but were also able to make specific suggestions for possible optimization.
Photo 6 | View into the former NOC of envia TEL: lack of ergonomics and hardly any opportunities for team-oriented work.
Photo 7 | JST control center: With the installation of the new network operation center, the work situation for the employees has been significantly improved. Edwin-Alfred Schiewe, responsible for data technology, Services Group: "Our colleagues here no longer want to do without JST technology."
Photo 8 | JST Stratos X11®: Not to be overlooked! Via color changes on the AlarmLight, which are displayed on the large screen wall as well as on the Stratos operator console, employees receive malfunction messages. The PixelDetection® software detects possible deviations early on in the background.
Photo 9 | JST Stratos X11®: The electromotive height adjustment is just one of the many plus points offered by the Stratos operator console.
Photo 10 | JST Stratos X11®: With the integrated AlarmLight, a stainless steel quality seal and a wide range of color accents, the ergonomics bestseller can also impress visually.
Photo 11 | JST Stratos X11®: Whether viewed from the front or the back: The Stratos operator desk gives a clean and tidy impression at all times, with no visible technology or cables. ...
Photo 12 | ... The inspection flaps conceal generously sized, illuminated supply rooms that offer sufficient space for technology and large quantities of cables, creating a perfect image in the control room.
Photo 13 | JST DisplayWall: Thanks to the LC displays of the Slim-Line series used by JST, an image can be displayed very large and across multiple frames as a so-called BigPicture across multiple screens. The particularly slim frames are not regarded as disturbing.
Photo 14 | JST Videowall: The large format displays in envia TEL's NOC are the focal point of the two workgroups operating there. Thanks to control via MultiConsoling® technology, applications can be switched from the workstation to the video wall as needed, making them visible to all employees there.
Photo 15 | JST DisplayWall: Behind the stainless steel design panels of the DisplaySuit, the AlarmLight provides visual alerts to employees. Additional acoustic signals are transmitted via an audio system integrated into the wall covering.
Photo 16 | JST MultiConsoling®: The myGUI® serves as a user interface for the MultiConsoling®, with which it is possible to visualize any sources (computers, cameras, etc.) in real time on the workstation monitors, on single large-screen displays or as BigPicture across several large-screen displays. Another special feature is that only one mouse and one keyboard are required per workstation to operate everything in real time.
Photo 17 | JST Technik: This is where all the "threads" come together. From above: GrabberVM for the integration of virtual machines, myGUI® controller, GrabberIP and finally the MultiCenter, the heart of the Network Operation Center.
Photo 18 | JST Technik: Basis for acoustic alarms and warning signals - the CommandBox/12 (right) in combination with the audio detection module.
Large format displays & MultiConsoling® technology
“Into the future at the speed of light” – since the turn of the millennium, telecommunications service provider envia TEL has been supporting the Central German region on its path toward a digital future. A high-speed fiber-optic network and geo-redundant data centers are the foundation of digital service solutions for business, industry and private households. In order to meet the high quality requirements, detailed monitoring is one of the most important prerequisites. The perfect task for the control room specialists at Jungmann Systemtechnik – with the installation of a state-of-the-art Network Operation Center (NOC).
Availability, stability and security – three requirements that are not only the focus of envia TEL’s new NOC, but were also decisive premises for the implementation of new technology. During the market analysis, “JST’s basic concept impressed us right from the start,” recalls project manager Uwe Prösdorf about the search for a partner to supply the NOC with equipment. “We already liked the online presence on the Jungmann homepage very much. This positive verdict then continued when it came to content details.”
Important: "Communication at eye level"
The Jungmann professionals were not only able to convince with their hardware and software solutions. For Uwe Prösdorf, on the evaluation scale is also the cooperation of great relevance: “We planned and developed the NOC step by step together with the JST experts. We received recommendations on how to make the best use of the space, right up to the desired end result.” In the opinion of the project manager, the collaboration is characterized in particular by “communication at eye level”.
Secure and highly available: Space for 60,000 servers
Two operator workgroups – divided into the divisions “Services” and “Networks” – now use JST’s innovative control room solutions in Taucha, near Leipzig, to ensure secure operation of the entire envia TEL telecommunications network. Their tasks include monitoring and surveillance of the neighboring Datacenter Campus Leipzig. The 3,000-square-meter facility has space around 60,000 servers in a highly available and secure environment. Since October 2022, it has also been home to DE-CIX Leipzig, the first Internet node for the German states of Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, which ensures even faster connections to global data networks.
DisplayWalls are the key actors in the NOC
The linchpin of the installation are the two proactive DisplayWalls. Says Uwe Prösdorf: “With the new large screen technology, we have the advantage of being able to operate in a group of colleagues as well.” And his workmate Edwin-Alfred Schiewe, responsible for Data Technology, Services Group, adds: “The MultiConsoling® technology makes it possible to visualize all the desired applications directly there. So you have the most important data immediately in view.”
"This flexibility is well received by everyone"
Thanks to the control room management via MultiConsoling®, it was also possible to set up ergonomic and at the same time flexible workstations. This enables every operator in the NOC to switch on “his” systems at any desired location. “This was very important to us. And this flexibility is well received by everyone,” reports Edwin-Alfred Schiewe.
Network Operation Center before and after the reconstruction.
With PixelDetection® no malfunction goes unnoticed
With the new NOC, monitoring at envia TEL has also reached a new level. Potential malfunctions are detected reliably, precisely and at lightning speed by the PixelDetection® surveillance software. The system indicates incoming faults in an unmistakable way via color changes through the installed AlarmLight technology. “No change goes unnoticed there,” explains Edwin-Alfred Schiewe, “it really works very well.” From the feedback of the employees, he knows: “The colleagues here no longer want to do without the JST technology.”
Conclusion of the project manager: "It all went very smoothly"
Whether it’s regular exchanges, on-site support or assistance with questions – project manager Uwe Prösdorf is fully satisfied with the cooperation between JST and envia TEL: “I can only say that it was a very pleasant, uncomplicated collaboration. Everything went very smoothly. From the initial ideas to the service level agreement, it was all adapted exactly to our requirements.”
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- Senvion SE, Osterrönfeld
- SGL Carbon Group, Bonn
- SIEMENS, Wegberg
- Spenner Zement, Erwitte
- Städtische Werke Magdeburg
- Stadtwerke Gießen
- Stadtwerke Ratingen
- Stadtwerke Steinburg GmbH, Itzehoe
- Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel
- Starlim Sterner, Marchtrenk
- STORAG ETZEL, Friedeburg
- Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
- Swisscom, Zurich