UVS completes control room for Freightliner

UVS completes control room for Freightliner
Leading rail freight provider Freightliner has used technology supplied by videowall company Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) for a new National Operations Centre control room at its Birmingham depot in the UK.

(left-right) Nigel Mann, Terminal Services Director, Freightliner Limited, and Zig Bentley, Managing Partner, Bentley Compton.


Freightliner, part of the Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) group, offers a range of rail freight services to cater for diverse needs, providing safe, reliable rail freight partnerships.

UVS were approached by Freightliner’s consultants, Bentley Compton, who were designing and implementing the new control room, which has allowed G&W to streamline its terminal operations, ensuring efficient management of its entire estate from a centralised hub. 

The requirements included:

- Fast and simple control of the video wall by multiple operators, with a centralised touch panel control 
-The ability to view data from remote sites via web connections
- The ability to control web applications on the video wall
- A collaboration facility where visitors can securely share content on the video wall 
- Inputs from local workstations
- Future proofing for viewing data from workstations at remote sites (via IP encoded signals)
- The ability to view content of the video wall remotely

Following a site survey within three days of the original enquiry, UVS provided detailed proposals for video wall options. 

The newly-installed videowall comprises 4x2 55-inch LCD displays, with only 3.5mm bezel to bezel dimensions, and uses Lucidity WBC40 videowall controller with a wide range of source inputs, including workstation HDMI, a collaboration device, IP video stream decoding and display, web page data and dynamic message box information. 

Nigel Mann, terminal services director for Freightliner Limited, said: “This innovative approach empowers G&W to maintain its status as the UK’s leading rail freight operator and terminal provider.  The National Operations Centre team seamlessly support both internal and external stakeholders as part of an overall solution of mission critical technologies and swift and accurate problem resolution, enabled by the UVS videowall.”


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