Bermuda Electric Light Company Boosts Operations With Barco LED Video Wall

OVL-815-0113As the sole electric utility for the island of Bermuda, BELCO is responsible for monitoring and managing electricity generation and delivery to 36,000 metered connections throughout a 21-square-mile area. The new Barco video wall displays a detailed, wide-area view of the island’s power grid, providing real-time data and video on power usage and availability across numerous workstations in the Operations Center – an especially critical capability during hurricane season and other high-alert weather periods.

BELCO opted for Barco’s OVL-815 80” LED-lit rear-projection modules configured in a 3×2 array with stitched screens, driven by the latest video wall processors.

Some of the greatest benefits of the new video wall solution will be realized next year when BELCO completes the deployment of its new 18-camera Virtual LAN to monitor diesel power generating engines located throughout the central service area. “Once we’re able to simultaneously visualize all of the camera feeds on the video wall, we’ll have a real-time, continuous view of our engine operations at every site,” says Noel Martin, operations center manager at BELCO. “This will vastly improve our first response capability by providing us with accurate visual data on what’s happening out there so we can respond immediately and appropriately to issues. Again, the ability to share this graphic information across our network is essential to providing the highest level of service.”