4K video wall helps Elk Grove, CA police track suspects

Nov. 20, 2019
Powered by RGB Spectrum’s Galileo processor, the video wall brings together large volumes and data and visuals to enhance situation awareness.

The Elk Grove, CA police department has a novel crime-fighting weapon with its new information center. The facility’s centerpiece is a large, real-time video wall that is powered by RGB Spectrum’s Galileo 4K video wall processor. The Galileo-based video wall centralizes an extensive volume of visuals and data to enhance situation awareness. Operators collaboratively view this information for incident assessment and resource deployment.

AVI-SPL, the digital-workplace service provider that was the integrator for the information center, collaborated with the Elk Grove PD. They chose the Galileo processor for its exceptional 4K image quality, superb real-time performance, and support of digital and IP-based inputs, RGB Spectrum explains. “This processor receives input from hundreds of surveillance cameras and computer systems covering 911 call information, traffic conditions, weather, police car location tracking, incident status, detailed maps, and other data,” the company adds. “The processor consolidates these diverse sources, scales them to 4K resolution and displays them in windows of any size, anywhere on the 14-foot video wall.”

When the police department receives a 911 call with a report of an incident in progress, an operator can select the location’s surveillance cameras and display them on the video wall. Operators can pan and zoom to view items of particular interest.

The Galileo processor supports inputs and outputs at up to 4K resolution. It delivers real-time throughput. Operators can instantly switch and route sources, choose present display layouts, and size and position windows. Integrated signal switching eliminates the need for external switchers. The processor supports all types of video walls; an image overlap capability is available for projector-based video walls, custom timings accommodate the special resolutions of LED walls, and bezel compensation optimizes viewing with LCD video walls.

RGB Spectrum points out that a unique feature is the “wall mimic,” whereby the entire video wall or any region of interest can be encoded and streamed for live viewing elsewhere, HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection), output rotation, scripting for third-party system control, and automatic IP stream discovery for RGB Spectrum’s Zio AV-over-IP encoders.

“With superior image quality, 24/7 reliability, and feature-rich capabilities, the Galileo video wall processor is the ideal choice for security and emergency operations centers, control rooms, command centers, traffic management facilities, network operations centers, digital signage and lobby displays,” RGB Spectrum says.

The integrator, AVI-SPL, provides audio-visual solutions and managed services. AVI-SPL’s highly trained team works with organizations to strategize, design, deploy, manage and support advanced AV solutions.

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