Photo 1 | JST control center: Furniture, Visualisation concept, hardware and software – die Network control center of GEW Wilhelmshaven GmbH has been extensively upgraded according to the latest standards of control room technology.
Photo 2 | Cluttered screen layouts, buzzing computers directly at the workplace and an operating system that forced the operator to slide from keyboard to keyboard: the former control center before the conversion.
Photo 3 | JST control room solution: Most modernlarge screen technology, an ergonomic workplace with anintuitive operating system and the implementation of the clean desk principle - the new composite control station meets all the requirements of future-oriented control room solutions.
Photo 4 | JST Stratos CommandDesk: The semicircular Stratos "Curve" can accommodate two employees if required. The operator console scores points with many ergonomic aspects, including lowered monitor placement surfaces and a spacious "foot garage", as well as height adjustment.
Photo 5 | JST OperatorDesk: At the touch of a button, the control room console can be continuously adjusted to any desired height. This enables a back-friendly change between sitting and standing during work shifts.
Photo 6 | JST control room console: Clean optics with extraordinary "inner values"...
Photo 7 | JST control room console: …all operator consoles of the JST Stratos series (here the "Curve" model) have an illuminated utility room designed to accommodate technical installations and large quantities of cable.
Photo 8 | JST Möbel: In addition to the ergonomics, the Stratos desks also look good. Individually selectable colour combinations, AlarmLight options and last but not least the JST stainless steel logo make these control desks so distinctive.
Photo 9 | JST monitor articulated arms: The workstation monitors are attached to the OperatorDesks with height-adjustable 3D articulated arms. They allow an optimal and individually adjustable viewing angle and viewing distance on all displays through a parabolic arrangement.
Photo 10 | JST AlarmLight: Not only the OperatorDesks but also the DisplaySuit of the large display wall is equipped with the JST AlarmLight, the colour of which can be set individually and changes in the event of an alarm.
Photo 11 | JST large-display projection wall: The large-screen displays are mounted directly on the wall to save space. The QuickOut mounting system offers perfect possibilities for service - without interruption of operation!
Photo 12 | JST QuickOut mounting system: By applying light pressure to the outer edges of the display, each individual display slides forward (Quick-Out) to provide access to rear connections and technical components in case of revision.
Photo 13 | JST MultiConsoling®: JST MultiConsoling® offers the greatest possible flexibility and even reduces the number of monitors in the workplace. With the graphical user interface myGUI®, the consoles of the workstations and the large display wall are displayed as "control room picture" and operated intuitively.
Photo 14 | JST control center chair: A further building block in the ergonomic concept of the GEW network control center: Thanks to the highest standards of resilience and seating comfort, the Recaro operator chair offers the best conditions for fatigue-free and relaxed working.
Photo 15 | JST ControlRoom-Automation: Flush with the table top of the OperatorDesk - the CommandButton for the JST ControlRoom-Automation System. The keys enable the desired actions to be switched on at lightning speed. Whether alarm acknowledgement, opening doors or camera control - a push of a button is enough.
Photo 16 | JST Technik: Intelligent hardware components - top: myGUI® Controller, including: the MultiCenter. This centerpiece of the JST MultiConsoling® enables flexible connection of all desired applications to the video wall and the monitors at the workplace. Additional benefit: The entire technology could be outsourced via MultiConsoling® into an external room. This results in increased data security and reduced noise and heat emissions in the control station.
Energy supplier creates new working environment in its network control center
Electricity, natural gas, drinking water – these are the three main pillars of GEW Wilhelmshaven GmbH. To ensure security of supply for private and corporate customers in Jade Town 24/7, the company has upgraded the location where all the threads come together: Not only has the network control center received a visual facelift, but there has also been an extensive upgrade of the “inner values”. Together with the control room professionals from JST, the heart of the energy supplier was brought up to date in terms of technology and ergonomics.
“At the very beginning, all we really wanted was to have a new carpet laid,” remembers Nils Burzinski, property and building management officer at GEW. But once the view of the company’s network control center had been sharpened, it soon became clear that there was much more to do than just replace a floor covering.
"Many open projects" addressed at the same time
Cluttered columns of screens, combined with a multitude of mice and keyboards, one operator who has to slide from place to place to operate the various systems and, to top it all off, humming computers right at the workplace. Nils Burzinski: “In terms of ergonomics, there were many open construction sites.
Apropos “construction site”: The old control center was completely gutted. Together with JST, the energy supplier has developed a concept that includes ergonomic furniture as well as modern visualisation options and innovative technical architecture.
Complete solution for control room needed
“Our aim was to achieve an improved overview in the network control station and to simplify the operation of the systems. At the same time, we also wanted to create space and freedom on the work tables,” explains Frank Czieslik, head of the Networks division and thus responsible for the entire technical infrastructure. “We wanted more than just an architect to help us with the restructuring process. We were looking for someone who could offer the complete control room range”, Nils Burzinski sums it up.
Overall concept realised hand in hand
After intensive research the choice finally fell on Jungmann Systemtechnik. And during a workshop day in JST’s control room simulator it quickly became clear: hand in hand with the right partner, the desired control center can be realised in an overall concept. Christoph Michael, responsible for the operation of the GEW network control center: “The equipment in the control room simulator showed us what is possible. The entire day there was super structured. You immediately realised that you were dealing with professionals who know exactly what they are doing.
Network control center before and after modernisation
Employees support the new course
Not only the planning team of the energy supplier from Wilhelmshaven was quickly convinced by the JST solutions. The employees who were involved in the new concept from the very beginning also support the new course at the group control center. Ergonomic furniture from a German quality manufactory is complemented by state-of-the-art visualisation techniques. A DisplayWall ensures a perfect overview and, for example, makes it possible to keep an eye on large network areas in the event of a fault thanks to the BigPicture function.
Maximum data security through outsourcing
Control center manager Christoph Michael sees the options that JST MultiConsoling® offers his team as a particular advantage For example, this technology was used to outsource the workstations to an external server room. Positive effect: maximum data security in the control center belonging to the Critical infrastructures (CI). In addition, this measure significantly reduced noise and heat pollution within the network control center.
Clean-Desk-Principle was realised
Further benefits of MultiConsoling®: gone are the days of constantly changing places, of keyboard and mouse clutter. With only one mouse-keyboard combination, all desired systems of the energy supplier can be switched on any workplace display or on the large display wall.
"All our set goals" achieved
A single click is also required for many other individually selected scenarios. The CommandButton, which is directly integrated into the OperatorDesks interface, makes it possible. For example, access to the control center can be controlled at the touch of a button. Cameras are activated and alarms are acknowledged. “Our colleagues confirm that everything works perfectly”, says Frank Czieslik. His summary after the first few months of operation of the new network control center: “With what we have created here, we have been able to achieve all the goals we set ourselves. The cooperation with JST was a well-rounded affair from the first moment to the commissioning”.
JST Consultant Dirk Lüders: “Together with the GEW team we created a complete room concept for the new control center. This included recommendations on acoustics, lighting and floors. Really a constructive collaboration and a great teamwork. The result is something to be proud of”.
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- s.Oliver, Rottendorf
- SAG, Berlin
- SAG, Nürnberg / Nürnberg Messe
- Salzgitter Flachstahl
- Senvion SE, Osterrönfeld
- SGL Carbon Group, Bonn
- SIEMENS, Wegberg
- Spenner Zement, Erwitte
- Städtische Werke Magdeburg
- Stadtwerke Gießen
- Stadtwerke Ratingen
- Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel
- Starlim Sterner, Marchtrenk
- Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
- Swisscom, Zurich