Customized Advantis NG control consoles for 22 new back-up positions of EUMETSAT control center in Madrid
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites whose main headquarters is located in Darmstadt (Germany), needed to install a new control center to serve as support and back-up to the systems and controls of the main headquarters.
GESAB, a trustworthy company
The placement of the new control room was carried out at the facilities of INTA, the National Institute of Aerospace Technology of Spain, located in Madrid. GESAB had previously worked for INTA implementing the technical furniture in the control room of its facilities in the Canary Islands whose objective was the management and control of its satellites.
Due to the satisfactory experience of INTA with the final result of their control center and, since EUMETSAT was going to be installed in their facilities in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid), GESAB was proposed as the ideal supplier of the ergonomic furniture that the client needed. After their first contact, the presentation of various models of control consoles and the visit to the facilities, EUMETSAT decided to count on GESAB, considering that the proposal and the quality of the products were adequate to cover their needs.
Two control rooms with a total of 22 operators
The project with EUMETSAT started in 2019, with the implementation of the technical furniture in a smaller control room. In this space, nine operators carry out their task, seven of them located in linear control consoles in L-shape and the remaining two in the center of the room.
After several proposals with different configurations of the different models that GESAB has on its portfolio, the client decided on a personalized Advantis NG model due to its capacity to adapt to environments that require smart professional connectivity and total control of the systems, achieving in this way an efficient and safe space.
A new control room larger than the previous one was required by EUMETSAT to INTA so that they could expand their back-up services, therefore in 2020 were supplied again customized Advantis NG control consoles. The new room, bigger that the first one, houses thirteen operators placed too in two positions: three in the center of the room and ten again on linear U-shaped furniture.
Advanced features to achieve the best result
Those responsible for the project to implement a back-up center for the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites were very satisfied with the result.
The security and organization features offered by the Advantis NG control consoles through their large vertebral backbone, such as the extraordinary organization of the wiring that allows it to be hidden offering a safer environment, the organization systems of the connectors or the extensive space for the installation of connection equipment allowing operators easy access to them, making both control rooms suitable places to develop 24/7 tasks.
The involvement of the GESAB team of experts in finding the control console that best suits their needs, making as many configuration proposals as necessary, pleasantly surprised the client, since it allowed them to achieve the objective of covering all their needs while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic and a safe environment for operators without sacrificing high-quality finishes.