According to Manuel Amenedo, Project Director at SNCF’s Auvergne Rhône Alpes Regional Station Management Team, the COEG plays an essential role in the daily functioning of the SNCF. “The head of COEG translates the railway language for the passengers at the station,” he said.
Field-proven video wall solution
SNCF wanted to modernize the operational center of Lyon-Part-Dieu station for several reasons. First, in order to ensure the real-time display of the information transmitted to passengers at the station, especially during disrupted periods. Second, to help the COEG to become the station control center with the train conductor present in the station.
The operational center of the Lyon-Part-Dieu station should therefore be equipped with a high-density capture and exit image wall solution to make passenger information more reliable thanks to a real-time and high-quality display. . Having already had a positive assessment with the AGELEC AGCWall video wall solution, controller systems integrating Matrox IP capture and encoding / decoding cards and multi-screen graphics cards, SNCF did not hesitate to add the technologies of confidence in the installation of Lyon-Part-Dieu. “The combination of Matrox and AGELEC video wall technologies has proven itself in demanding 24/7 SNCF environments,” said Guillaume Guerin, CEO of AGELEC. “We have already deployed 20 of these robust and reliable systems across the network, and our operators have noticed improved decision-making and information-sharing capabilities thanks to high-performance video walls in every control room installation. . “
Easy management of train and passenger flows
In the main control room, an AGCWall controller equipped with Matrox Mura IPX capture cards and Matrox multiscreen graphics cards captures and displays 14 HDMI video streams on a 10 × 2 video wall with 49-inch screens. This video wall configuration allows operators to have full access to information on train departures, arrivals and connections. In the secondary control room, SNCF uses a second Matrox-powered AGCWall controller to capture seven HDMI video streams for display on a 3 × 2 video wall setup with 40-inch screens.
With the powerful and flexible Matrox-AGELEC solution, SNCF is able to distribute information sources in each space and enjoy flawless display quality on video walls. Thanks to the recording of scenarios corresponding to the types of setbacks that may be encountered, SNCF is also able to ensure the display of the most relevant information. In addition, AGELEC’s AGCWEB software allows SNCF to easily disseminate information within its COEG.
Maximize efficiency while minimizing costs
Designed to be easily deployed, Matrox video wall cards enabled the rapid installation of the AGCWall video wall solution for the two control rooms at Lyon-Part-Dieu stations. In addition, the ability of Matrox video wall technology to capture multiple video sources while driving multiple high-quality video screens has enabled SNCF to achieve rapid viewing of simultaneous and easy-to-read content from all sources. data points available – which is essential for the 24-hour monitoring and management of the Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu.
“The Lyon-Part-Dieu operational center has seen several key operational improvements since the deployment of the Matrox and AGELEC video wall solution,” said Amenedo. “Video walls play an essential role in managing communication between operators and station managers, and in minimizing delays caused by service disruptions. “