Control Rooms Summit ISE
‘How better integrated AV will save and protect lives’
11 February 2019 | 9:00 – 13:00 hrs | Hotel Okura Amsterdam

ISE 2020 will see the launch of the Control Rooms Summit (CRS). Taking the theme ‘How better integrated AV will save and protect lives and deliver more efficient operations in the world of mission critical command and control’ the new conference will address the latest trends in technology, design, ergonomics and best practice in this dynamic technology-led business sector.

This inaugural Control Rooms Summit will set the scene for further exploration and exploitation in future summits. For those new to the world of critical control it will establish the current picture of the use of AV in critical control rooms and present the business case for new development. For those familiar with this world it will provide a view on the art of the possible via a snapshot of the changing AV technology landscape.

The half-day event will take place on 11 February at Hotel Okura, Amsterdam and will be staged in association with The International Critical Control Rooms Alliance (ICCRA), an association which connects professionals and coordinates discussion through four Special Interest Groups: Operations, Technology, Environment and Ergonomics and People and Performance.

Control Rooms Summit ISE will be chaired by ICCRA Chairman Peter Prater. Peter’s 35-year career in critical C3i has seen him execute roles as a user, consultant and now as a supplier. He is a Life Member of British-APCO, a supporter of TCCA and founder member of ICCRA. Prater is also the Managing Director at Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure UK.

ISE 2020 will see 13 conferences take place at the RAI and Hotel Okura venues. Control Rooms Summit is the latest to focus exclusively on a specific technology driven vertical market sector that is relevant for many of ISE’s end-user and AV channel attendees.
ISE 2019 saw 16% of ISE’s AV channel attendees and more than 9% of end-user attendees declaring an interest in control rooms.

According to AVIXA’s IOTA research, the control rooms sector will see a compound annual growth rate of nearly 5% over the next four years.

There are estimated to be nearly a quarter of a million control rooms in the world today. They are most commonly encountered in the public safety, transport and utilities sectors, but are also found in industries as diverse as telecommunications, aerospace, airports, water treatment and data centres.

Control rooms are becoming increasingly multifunctional, with more data types being routed into them and more technologies being integrated. This added complexity places greater demands on operators, so more design emphasis is being placed on human factors: ensuring that operators have ergonomic workstations and intuitive user interfaces from which they can readily access all relevant information.

A wide range of audiovisual technologies goes into control rooms: while displays are the most significant element, networking, signal management (including KVM), surveillance video, sensors and analytics can also be required.