Operators interact with the system through the Alpha’s CineNet software interface – a multi-user platform accessible from their workstations. With CineNet, they can arrange content sources anywhere on the displays and freely scale, crop, and zoom into content sources in real-time. This functionality lets them adjust their view on the fly and investigate areas of interest in live data and camera feeds.
“One of our responsibilities is to monitor the safety of the employees working at our substation control yards,” David explains. “With CineNet, we can display live video feeds from those locations and actually zoom in on individuals to ensure their safety remotely.”
The team also leverages CineNet’s Layouts feature, which allows them to build and save arrangements of content sources to be displayed on the video wall during specific situations. Operators can create layouts on the live video wall or use CineNet’s Preview Canvas to build them “offline.” Once saved, their purpose-built layouts can be pushed instantly to the displays when needed.
“When executive management and asset managers walk into the operations center, we can give them an immediate overview of their portfolios on the video wall,” says David. “Or, if we have a customer coming in and we want to show them data and video that pertains to their assets, then we can pull up a layout that shows those specific content sources.”