Airtel Selected Barco to Supply the Video Wall at its State of the Art Network Experience Centre

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 04, 2013 13:31 hrs

New Delhi, Delhi, India:Visualization specialist Barco installed the largest suspended LED video wall at the state of the art Network Experience Centre of Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa. The first of its kind Network Experience Centre was inaugurated on 31st October 2012 by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal. The installation consists of no less than 175 modules of 80”, in a 25x7 configuration. This huge LED video wall will monitor the company’s operations, optimizing the network’s performance throughout India.

With a total of over 259 million customers across its operations, Airtel is the fourth largest mobile operator in the world. Its new state of the art Network Experience Center (NEC) will manage the performance of the Airtel’s network and services across technology verticals, by monitoring and analyzing the data from more than 70 sources of Network probes, Contact centres and tactical facilities. The video wall enables Airtel to display performance of Customer’s Experience, Service Performance and Network Performance along-with various other feeds from Internet & TV, which helps Airtel to improve user experience.

Reduced maintenance costs

The main video wall in Airtel’s auditorium consists of 175 OVL-815 LED video wall cubes of 80”. With a total screen surface of 40 m by 8.4 m, Airtel’s LED video wall certainly deserves the title of world’s largest suspended LED video wall. This huge screen surface does not mean high maintenance costs, however, as Barco’s LED video walls have been designed for an entirely maintenance-free operation over several years. This is possible thanks to a number of important innovations, including the revolutionary liquid cooling of the engine, which ensures a much longer lifetime for the LEDs.

“It gives us great satisfaction that in India the best in class companies are really going for the best in class equipment and they prove that quality is always the most economical option. We are proud to announce that the leading telecommunication service provider in India has selected Barco to provide the video wall for its Network Experience Centre. Airtel’s endorsement is a strong validation and belief in Barco and its products. We are grateful to be able to provide Airtel the best in class equipment in a cost effective manner which benefits both Airtel and its customers” said Abel Garamhegyi, Vice President Growth Markets EMEAI and Managing Director for India at Barco.

Brightness and color stability

Barco’s unique Sense6 auto-calibration technology provides long-term brightness and color stability across the entire display. This stability is absolutely critical for video walls of this size; the continuous automatic calibration therefore minimizes manual interventions. Furthermore, with Barco’s smart power management, video walls save up to 30% on power without sacrificing contrast ratio in any way. This results in much lower energy costs.

Easy distribution of data

In addition to the huge central video wall, Barco is also the display control system for a large number of TFT panels for different rooms. Barco’s TransForm N solution ensures the easy distribution of data throughout the building and beyond, using the standard internet connection. The complete solution also includes Barco’s CMS control room management software to display and arrange the information on the video wall in a user-friendly way.

About Barco

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization solutions for a variety of selected professional markets: control rooms, defense & aerospace, digital cinema, healthcare, media & entertainment and simulation & virtual reality. In these markets Barco offers user-friendly imaging products that optimize productivity and business efficiency. Its innovative hard- and software solutions integrate all aspects of the imaging chain, from image acquisition and processing to image display and management. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,700 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.041 billion euro in 2011.

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Eti Gupta, Corporate Marketing Manager, India, Barco, +91 (120) 4020269

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