05.02.15

Behind the scenes at Istanbul's emergency command and control centres

A city built across an active fault line needs to be well prepared for seismic events. In anticipation Istanbul has opened two emergency command and control centres; Anna Mitchell explores the Hasdal centre with integrator Atempo.

Istanbul is located on the North Anatolian fault line and must ensure it is well prepared for emergencies. But ensuring the safety of 14 million residents living at risk of earthquakes is a serious business and authorities in the city recently invested in two major command and control centres either side of the city’s Bosphorus river.

The Hasdal Disaster and Emergency Directorate Command and Control Centre is located on the European side of the city and works to further the institutional and technical capacity of emergency management teams and their related institutions.

It is also tasked with raising public awareness of how to respond to and prepare for emergencies as well as study the risk to public buildings during an earthquake, including assessments of retrofitting or reconstruction of Istanbul’s buildings. Inventory and risk assessment of cultural heritage buildings is also managed from the centre.

Turkish integrator Atempo was drafted in to install AV equipment throughout the entire facility which includes a Strategic Management Room, Command and Control Centre Room and a number of offices and meeting rooms.

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Tech Spec:
Audio
AFMG EASE simulation software
Beyerdynamic headphones
Electro-Voice DSP, line arrays, loudspeakers, monitors, ceiling speakers, amplifiers and wireless microphone systems
Extron VGA matrix switcher
Kramer audio distribution amplifiers
Roland digital consoles and digital snake system
Tascam CD/MP3 players
Telex wireless intercom
TOA audio matrix mixers, amplifiers, loudspeakers

Video
Avinno system screens
Cue control systems
Exterity IPTV system
Extron HDMI switchers, videowall processors
Gabriel screen lifts
Hitachi interactive whiteboard
Kramer DVI extension
Miranda AV matrix switchers and distribution equipment
NEC 55” LCD panels
Panasonic 103” displays
PTN HDM extenders
Sony broadcast system and Blu-ray players
Spinetix players
U-Touch touch multi-touch overlays