It’s a no-brainer that technology tends to outpace the marketplace. Anyone in audio visual today can easily rattle off manufacturers releasing 8K displays, even before 8K content is readily available in homes. Gone are the proprietary control screens of yore in lieu of manufacturer specific apps that run on mobile devices and tablets. The control room is no exception to these changes either.
Interestingly, the programming behind these solutions continues to be the lynch pin between operational success and frustration in the control room. Programming could leave you at the mercy of a chosen integrator and their ability to develop new code in addition to ongoing training and certifications. A better approach, and ultimately more sustainable solution is to introduce a level of hive programming within your AV solution, especially as it pertains to operations centers. By relying on the collective brain power of the sum of its users, a solution like CineNet becomes a force multiplier for success that can ultimately decrease costs overtime and expand the life of your operation.
Trickle Down Development
Fortune 500 companies and Department of Defense tend to have large agendas and equally larger budgets to support those efforts. These users can often fast-track a specific feature request through the development process while still ensuring it’s operationally sound. A user interface like CineNet builds these features into their overall product deployment, which means smaller organizations reap the reward of ideas and best practices from larger organizations each time a new version is released.
Ask any CFO and they’ll tell you no one likes being nickeled and dimed. Multiple user interface changes overtime can cost money if code needs to be rewritten to support new workflows and devices. Embracing a user interface that requires almost no programming knowledge kills two birds with one stone. First, you’re now free to make changes to your operational workflow as you see fit. Need a new layout? Done. Need a new macro? Done. All in a matter of minutes, not days and can be done in-house. This can free up valuable time for AV personnel to focus on revenue driving projects and fast track client requests without bogging down key team players.
Decrease Training Costs
Turnover. It happens to the best of us and 24/7 operation centers face the additional challenge of multiple shifts throughout the day. Deploying a user interface designed by modern UI/UX developers means you get the added benefit of an intuitive experience. With a complete user interface like CineNet, this means every feature added to the system is quality checked not only for operational success, but also viewed through the lens of daily workflow. Forward thinking ideas like kiosk modes and event driven menus further increase response times during critical decisions in addition to keeping the solution approachable for even the least technical user.
Increase Longevity of Investment
If anything is certain in your operation it’s change. Overtime changes in workflow, analytics, sources, and overall mission statement will dictate how relative your system at hand is up to the task. A user interface that cannot adapt to the growing needs of your operation will ultimately become the weakest link in your chain. Adopting the hive programming mentality will not only keep your operation center at the leading edge of capability, but also position you to proactively respond to growth instead of reactively scrambling to keep up.
With a hive programming approach, powerful and adaptive tools such as CineNet are essential to keep control rooms & operation centers ahead of any curves that advancing technology may bring.