Photo 1 | JST control room concept: Successful solution for the area of activity of the dispatcher in the operations control center of Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH. The conversion created attractive workplaces in front of the large glass front. They offer employees not only the advantages of ergonomic furniture,, but also the latest large-screen technology and its convenient control via the MultiConsoling operating concept.®.
Photo 2 | After the reconstruction measures: The renovated and newly equipped signal box at Bremervörder Bahnhof is home to the operations control center. From here the entire infrastructure - i.e. the rail network - is controlled by evb. Through the large glass front, train passengers can take a look inside and thus at the canvas stretched across the back of the large display wall with a typical North German landscape motif and the slogan "evb - Zuhause #ankommen".
Photo 3 | JST control center desk: Perfectly successful lines - like all OperatorDesks from the Stratos series by JST, the semicircular "Curve" console also meets the latest ergonomic requirements. In addition to generous legroom and a particularly deep tabletop with lowered monitor surface, this includes in particular the motorised height adjustment, ...
Photo 4 | JST operator console: ...which, for example, allows switching between sitting and standing. Each operator can thus adapt "his" Stratos X11 CommandDesk to his specific needs.
Photo 5 | JST Operator Desk: The Stratos control center desk not only scores with its ergonomic advantages, the visual details also speak for themselves. Stainless steel design elements and extensive colour design options are just some of the benefits; solid and durable workmanship with the "Made in Germany" seal of quality. And the "inner values" are also convincing...
Photo 6 | JST control center desk: …Generously dimensioned, illuminated supply rooms are concealed behind the inspection flaps, providing sufficient space for technology and large quantities of cables, thus creating a perfect picture in the evb operations center.
Photo 7 | JST furniture: Thanks to the manufacturing process in our own furniture factory, the control room professionals at JST find an individual solution for every task. Here, for example, a special linking element with doors and storage compartments between the two control center consoles - visually attractive and functional.
Photo 8 | JST PowerPort Data Module: The OperatorDesks were equipped with PowerPort-Data pull-outs. Users have all desired connections available directly at their workstations. An additional advantage of this practice-oriented solution is that personal keyboards and mice used by shift workers for hygienic reasons can be changed conveniently within seconds. Clearly visible behind the module: the monitors can be easily aligned in a parabolic arrangement using 3D articulated arms. This ensures an optimum field of view.
Photo 9 | JST control room planning: The project planners of evb in coordination with the JST experts went a particular direction in terms of the placement of the large display wall. This was positioned stand-alone in front of the large window front. The dispatcher thus has a simultaneous view of the DisplayWall and what is happening on the station premises.
Photo 10 | JST large-screen technology: Rear view of the video wall - in addition to a landscape motif and evb slogan banner visible to travellers from the outside, additional storage space was created here with compartments.
Photo 11 | JST MultiConsoling®: Die myGUI® –shown here on the two screens on the right - serves as a user interface for the MultiConsoling®, with which it is possible to display any sources (computers, cameras etc.) in real time on the workstation monitors, on individual large-screen displays or as BigPicture across several large-screen displays. Another special feature: Only one mouse and keyboard are needed for each workstation to operate everything in real time.
Photo 12 | JST technology: The methodically sophisticated hardware components for the JST operating concept MultiConsoling®; ; from above: the myGUI® C controller, components for Grabber IP, the MultiCenter as the heart of the system and the Cross Connector ( everything)integrated in the RackMount-Kit).
Operations control center monitors rail network with modern control room solutions
Around two million people – many of them commuters from Hamburg´s surrounding communities – use the rail network of Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH (evb) every year. The company, which is more than 80 percent owned by the state of Lower Saxony, relies on state-of-the-art technology to keep its own 235-kilometre-long railway lines in view at all times. For example, the operations center at Bremervörde station was recently equipped with control room solutions from Jungmann Systemtechnik (JST).
The old signal box from the 90s had its best years behind it. The operations control center, in which the place of the dispatcher is located, has been adapted step by step in the past to current requirements. The result: grown structures with a confusing number of individual applications, displayed on a multitude of monitors. Hard to be overseen by a single employee.
Independent research and external tips lead to JST
“What we needed were modern workplaces, real optimisation. We had a complete restructuring from a single source in mind,” explains Nicolai Breden, project engineer at evb. Initial research led the expert to JST. A participating contractor also referred to the expertise of the specialists from Jungmann Systemtechnik for the reconstruction of the operations center and thus for optimised control of the rail network.
"See what's possible today"
Nicolai Breden remembers the first contacts with JST consultant Dirk Lüders well: “The chemistry was right from the start. And when we visited the control room simulator and saw what is possible today, the decision was easy. That was the initial spark, so to speak.”
Operating concepts convince the employees
The project engineer and an evb delegation consisting of users and decision makers quickly came to the conclusion: More is not always better. “The opposite is true! The special advantages of a large screen are obvious. The fewer monitors in the workplace, the better. This means that colleagues can work with even greater concentration,” says Nicolai Breden. The operating technology via the so-called MultiConsoling® also quickly convinced the team monitoring the rail network in the operations control center: “The operators were able to immediately transfer the concepts to their working situation in their minds.
Get an overview of the overall situation at a glance
Today, the evb operations center in Bremervörde not only has ergonomic control center furniture, but also the equipment to display the entire rail network on a large display wall. The operator – or in this case the dispatcher – can see at a glance where the individual trains are currently located. In future, the AlarmLight will proactively draw his attention to any signal or switch faults. Nicolai Breden: “The employees have a much better overview and thanks to large-screen technology in combination with the possibilities of MultiConsoling® they can concentrate on the really important things”.
"Exactly what you wish for"
For the railway expert, one thing is certain: “Here the saying sought and found” is right. The smooth running of the project, the individual solutions and the cooperation – that is exactly what you want.
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