RGB Spectrum Emphasizes Advanced Data Visualization for Public Safety

Published: 2022-08-17

Alameda, Calif.-based RGB Spectrum, prominent in mission-critical, real-time audiovisual solutions, announced enhancements to its data visualization platform to maximize situational awareness for public safety organizations. The company’s core video processing technology allows public safety personnel to collect data from multiple sources and view that data on a single- or dual-screen monitor setup. They can then share that intelligence, throughout a facility or to a tactical workforce.

Rapid response and effective communication can make a significant difference when lives are at stake. the company states. In complex and fast-moving environments, such as emergency communications and operations centers, presentation of information is critical. RGB Spectrum’s unified platform provides effective videowalls, integrated desk displays along with AV-over-IP and KVM solutions. It also has a new mobile app to address the mobile workforce.

Deploying Real-Time Information Efficiently

  • RGB Spectrum’s multiwindow, single-screen KVM appliance — the QuadView UHDx KVM — offers the ability to control independent video sources using a single keyboard and mouse. It also allows users to seamlessly interact with four computer screens in scalable windows on a single 4K 60Hz monitor. Each operator who uses that desk can save unique presets to re-arrange the location of windows, resize them or select a different resource from a total of six available inputs.
  • The XtendPoint KVM system offers up to eight video sources. Thus, it replaces an array of multiple monitors with just two large multiwindow high resolution displays. XtendPoint is based on an IP distribution architecture that can access signals over a LAN or a WAN using XtendPoint encoders and decoders. It is a truly versatile system. It can route visual data to multiple locations simultaneously. This then allows real-time sharing with supervisors and colleagues. Additional benefits include ongoing training, interactive supervision and real-time decision support.
  • Bringing technology on the go is possible with RGB Spectrum’s Zio Video-over-IP Mobile App. Deployed on a smartphone or other mobile device, Zio allows video sources to be “pushed” by the 911 dispatcher. The dispatcher can then send it to remote force members, individually or in groups. It can also be “pulled” from the center by a remote team member. Zio allows sharing of any data the operator can access — photos, videos, building schematics and more — to provide a common operating picture in real time.

Also Read: RGB Spectrum QuadView IPXe Multiviewer Delivers 4K 60Hz Resolution

Ongoing Commitment to Public Safety

RGB Spectrum notes that public safety organizations around the country are using its technologies to help improve decision making through greater awareness around incidents. The company cites few examples as follows:

San Francisco Police Department Improves Situational Awareness and Tactical Decision-Making

The San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) public safety initiative included a visualization technology upgrade in their Department Operations Center (DOC). It included two key elements: networked distribution of visuals within and outside the facility and two centralized video display walls. SFPD deployed RGB Spectrum’s Zio and Galileo AV-over-IP platforms to create a collaborative, information-rich infrastructure. This infrastructure provides interagency knowledge exchange, interaction and collaboration. The other critical requirement for the SFPD was the ability to share visuals and data throughout the facility with mobile officers, its remote workforce and other offsite entities. This information is distributed throughout the DOC and adjacent training and conference rooms within its headquarters. The result: improved incident assessment, analysis, decision-making, resource deployment and response.

Elk Grove Police Department’s Mission to Assure Better Public Safety

Elk Grove California Police Department’s Information Center needed to improve situational awareness, threat assessment and resource response. It also needed to achieve faster suspect apprehension. The Information Center thus required a videowall that would centralize an extensive volume of real-time visuals and data to enhance situational awareness. Operators would then collaboratively view this information for incident assessment and resource deployment.

Elevating Emergency Operations for Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County opened a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The Center features a state-of-the-art situation room equipped with the latest real-time visualization technology. The EOC thus serves as a command center in the event of a crisis or natural disaster. Its role is to improve emergency response. This includes the mobilization of municipal, county and private resources. Contra Costa County selected the RGB Spectrum solutions for their 24/7 reliability, support for diverse signal sources, ability to disseminate information to local and remote locations simultaneously, and exceptional 4K image quality.

“For the past 30 years, we have been a trusted leader in the data visualization market. Today, we continue to invest in innovative technologies that demonstrate our ongoing commitment to solving public safety’s most complex problems,” says Bob Marcus, president, RGB Spectrum. “The expertise and recognition we have built in this segment help us deliver the solutions that bring a wide range of benefits to these mission-critical environments.”

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