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Uzavtosanoat JSC monitoring and control center
InAVation Awards 2016
1. Overall Summary
Uzavtosanoat, JSC, has been founded at the discretion and under auspices of Republic of Uzbekistan
President Islam Karimov and became a symbol of creative potential of national economy over the years of independence. Onward progress strategy based on creating equal and mutually beneficial relations with established companies aims at manufacturing competitive goods and services up to the world standards.
Nowadays Uzbekistan is the only manufacturer of the full range of cars and merchant enginery in Central
Asia. The industry sector now comprises more than 200 enterprises and organizations joined within a framework of Uzavtosanoat state run company and providing more than 20,000 jobs.
Twenty years ago, the first in Central Asia automobile manufacturing plant was laid down in Andizhan province at the city of Asaka. In 2004, Uzavtosanoat Association transforms to a joint stock company for improving managerial efficiency. Now it combines dozens of large and medium enterprises including those with involvement of foreign capital from such countries as Republic of Korea, Italy, Germany, USA, etc.
There are not merely automobile manufacturing businesses but also consumer goods plants among them.
Nowadays national car industry is one of fastest growing industries at the country, it exemplifies export potential of Uzbekistan and plays increasingly growing role in international economic activity evolvement.
In 2014, Uzavtosanoat announced a tender for creating on the base of its headquarters a center for monitoring some 20 affiliated enterprises, production lines and standalone objects of strategic importance.
Polymedia JSC has won the tender and in summer 2014, it took on the project in spite of the fact that building and construction works so far continued at the site.
The main purpose of the project was to provide the following functionality:
• Permanent communication with enterprises
• Real time monitoring of functioning enterprises and plants
• Tracking individual segments of automotive transport production lines
• Conducting high level meetings, sessions and conferences
Main administration building of Uzavtosanoat JSC
In frameworks of the project implementation, an audiovisual installation has been created at Uzavtosanoat new front office in the city of Tashkent that includes a monitoring center, a conference room and two small boardrooms. Software part of the installation is based on Polymedia’s proprietary solution. It is
Polywall software and hardware suite for visualization control.
Polymedia also integrated the installation with a video conference system supporting up to 32 subscribers distributed over all the Republic of Uzbekistan territory. For another thing, information broadcast from
IP cameras to video screens at the hall allows the company management to maintain awareness of all activities at enterprises, plants, production lines, workshops, warehouses as well as inside buildings and premises. The inherited IP cameras were installed at various objects in different time by different integrators so Polymedia engineers used Polywall software suite to combine all of them into a consistent system. Nowadays monitoring center offers the customer wide opportunities to control activities even at such distant places as cities of Asaka, Samarkand, Urgench and Andizhan. A newly installed flexible video conference system supports videoconferencing with office managers both in point-to-point mode and in split-screen layout while Polywall suite allows to control visualizing information from various sources at all displays of the center.
2. Name of Project
Polymedia Company acted as a general contractor.
Fort Pro Network Company (www.fortpro.uz) subcontracts an installation work and cabling.
Commencement date: Summer 2014 (partly during ongoing construction works at the object)
Commissioning date: December 2014
List of project principals
Directory General of Polymedia representative office in Uzbekistan
Project manager at Polymedia representative office in Uzbekistan
SIS Development Department Director
Senior project manager
Project Coordinator In-Charge
1. Prefeasibility study of the site
Site facility survey, project development
Preparing work schedule, construction work order and cable run plan
2. Preliminary activities
Supervising implementation of construction work order
3. Equipment supply
Information display subsystem
Integrated video surveillance and visualization control subsystem
Script information visualization control subsystem
Integrated hardware control subsystem
Interactive visualization subsystem
4. Installation works
Start date Completion date
Basic software (Windows, Office)
Equipment layout plan
Cable runs and trays
Working design for installers
Finished project for the customer
7. Facility commissioning
Project presentation and commissioning to Uzavtosanoat Deputy President
Facility presentation to Republic of Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister and Uzavtosanoat President
Start date Completion date
3. Client brief & requirements
The main Customer requirements for the monitoring center include state-of-the-art technology, high quality of equipment used, deployed video conference system with multipoint session support, reliability of suite operation during long lasting meetings with up to 16 participants, supporting regional meetings, worksite monitoring, user friendly suite handling.
According to such requirements, engineers of Polymedia representative office in Uzbekistan submitted a technical proposal to the Customer. It included a suite of integrated systems for a prospective monitoring center with following main subsystems:
• Information display subsystem
• Sound subsystem.
• Audioconferencing subsystem
• Videoconferencing subsystem
• Script information visualization control subsystem
• Switching subsystem.
• Integrated hardware control subsystem
• Interactive visualizations subsystem
Information display subsystem including a main (shared) display consisting of 3.65 x 2.06 m video wall on the base of thin frame LED panels and additional displays in front of the top table.
A speaker rostrum is equipped with a touchscreen tabletop tablet with minimum 22” screen that functions in tandem with a mini PC.
Video and audio sources (notebooks) connect to two tabletop architectural interfaces. It is necessary to provide for an HDMI connection and VGA interfaces (RGBHV, HD15) with analogue sound.
Video and audio interfaces as well as control one support stream broadcast through fiber-optic transmitters and process-specific transceiver facility for digital transmissions by twisted pairs.
The sound subsystem includes wall mounted two-way acoustic systems and power amplifiers with sufficient effective power for high quality audio coverage at the hall. Besides, it is necessary to provide for two sets of vocal radio microphone systems.
The audioconferencing subsystem includes delegate microphone consoles at participant seats in a hall, one to a pair of seats. An alike console is installed at a rostrum. Each seat at presidium is equipped with a conferencing console that provides a touchscreen display for a chairperson. A central digital control unit, auxiliary supply sources and proprietary software support system functioning. Consoles connect by a unified serial bus.
An integrated matrix switcher and a controller mixer of the control system should perform video switching both digital and analogue as well as audio mixing.
A controller integrated with multimedia matrix switchers, a microphone mixer, digital audio processing and a power amplifier should support control system functioning. It is necessary to create software solution for controlling an equipment suite at the hall.
A control interface ought to be based on a mobile tablet with a graphical interface allowing to select operation modes and to control room equipment.
Supporting equipment is to be installed in a mounting rack in the hall or in a next-door room.
All IP cameras at Customer’s sites are to be interconnected into a unified system and their signal display should be controlled by Polywall software suite installed at the monitoring center.
To enable video communications with remote offices in various modes Polymedia Company suggested to install videoconferencing system on the base of LifeSize hardware that provides high quality image and sound while supporting up to 16 videoconference subscribers in HD mode and up to 32 ones in SD mode.
Sessions can be held both in point-to-point and multipoint modes. The system allows:
• Session recording and logging
• Image layout control according to session regulations
• Creating both on-demand and scheduled conferences
• Adding third-party content including presentations, connected PCs, document cameras and other video devices
• Connecting remote subscribers with PCs, notebooks and mobile devices thus reaching new sophisticated level of meetings, negotiations and personnel training
4. Description of areas/systems
Audiovisual suite configuration
• Information display subsystem
• Videoconferencing subsystem
• Script visualization control subsystem
• Sound subsystem
• Audioconferencing subsystem
• Switching subsystem
• Integrated control subsystem
• Interactive visualization subsystem
4.1. Monitoring center
The center occupies 18x12m room with a 154 seats.
• 3x3 videowall with nine Flame 55UNB panels
• Secondary display in front of the top table
• Interactive tablet at the rostrum
• DIS congress system at the rostrum and on the top table
• On-table flush mounted interface plug boxes for connecting external data sources
• Videoconferencing system with three cameras
• Six handheld radio microphones for audience
• Sound system of 800W total power
• Room control system with lighting, sound, videoconferencing, congress system, radio microphones, and display controllers
Information display subsystem
The system consists of a main (videowall) and additional displays.
The videowall is composed of Flame SNX55 LBHb narrow bezel LED panels installed behind the top table at special retractable wall mounted fasteners that at any time provide easy access to any panel for its servicing. The videowall consists of 9 panels in configuration three rows by three displays each. All panels are 55” in size, interpanel joints are 5.7mm thick. Total resolution of the wall is 5760x3240 pixels. Total size of the wall is 3.65x2.06m. Communication with a video controller located at a server room is arranged by DVI fiber optic extension.
55” Flame SLX55LVLa LCD monitor at a floor stand in front of the top table is used as an additional display.
Crestron Digital Media 8G+ and Intel NUC mini PC are information sources for it. The solution makes provision for wall content duplication by means of Polywall software installed at the mini PC. The software allows presenting at an additional display information from any software source and surveillance camera, controlling screen layouts and displaying content with an option of repeating images from the videowall main screen. Crestron Digital Media ensures duplicating hardware sources such as videoconferencing terminals, rostrum devices or any PC connected to interface plug boxes.
For speakers the Center offers an interactive rostrum equipped with 22” AHA AHALTM-222W touchscreen monitor controlled by Intel NUC mini PC. Image resolution is 1920x1080 pixels. Mini PC is connected using
Crestron Digital Media 8G+ technology.
On the top table, there are two Extron Cable Cabby 300S tabletop architectural interfaces (plug boxes) for connecting audio and video sources. Besides there are HDMI and VGA (RGBHV, HD15) interfaces with analog sound, LAN ports and 220V power socket. Crestron Digital Media 8G+ technology provides data transmission. All digital media devices switch to Crestron DMPS-300-C-AEC media controller of the room control system through a twisted pair.
Script visualization control subsystem
Polywall-5000 proprietary graphic multiscreen controller combines projection modules of videowall into united information space. It has the following specifications:
• Quad-core 3.2GHz processor
• 16GB DDR3 RAM
• 2 x 500GB RAID1 ready removable disk drives
• Actuator for CD/CDRW/DVD/DVD-RW external data storage
• 6 USB 2.0 ports
• 4 USB 3.0 ports
• 2 eSATA ports
• 2 x 620W redundant power supply units with a possibility of hot swapping from the rear panel
• 3 fans both front and rear
• 3 accessible PCIe x 16 Gen2 slots for interface cards
• 4Gbps PCI-express slots for input and output video cards
• 12 digital and analog (DVI-I) video outputs with up to 2048x1152 (digital) and 2048x1536 (analog) resolution support
• 8 DVI-I video inputs (SL-DVI, VGA, Component (YPbPr) and S-Video, Composite) supporting formats up to 1920x1200 (digital), 2048x1536 (analog), 1080i (YPbPr) and NTSC/PAL/SECAM
(S-Video, Composite) per input
Polywall software controls information flow, displaying information at the videowall and additional monitors, as well as content scripts.
It allows creating script books and configure information windows layout at the main hall videowall accordingly to matters discussed.
Polymedia developed Polywall software with the aim to control information display and support as well as to hold meetings, boards, conferences and business venues at control centers and situation centers. The unique program suite offers an effective tool for visualization control, multipath meeting scripts as well as software and hardware in-process management.
Visualizator graphic module that supports scripts at all displays and switching software and hardware sources provides visualization of various data on shared and individual display devices.
The module comprises software sources visualizers and equipment plug-ins. It supports basic multimedia formats including video files, images, remote desktops at videoconferences, etc. as well as video signals. It also provides source caching thus preventing visualization delays.
Software components of the suite allow displaying the following source and media types:
• Office documents (DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX)
• Images (JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG)
• Video files (AVI, MPEG, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, MOV, AVI, MPG, ,MPEG, MP4, FLV, MKV)
• Web pages and Web applications
• Corporative IP cameras streaming
• Remote desktops
The suite can also present on shared displays signals from the following hardware sources:
• RGB hardware devices
• Personal computers and servers
• Videoconference terminals
• Video cameras (hardware video source)
Above-mentioned functions allow using Polywall software for performing the following tasks:
• Efficient controlling practically all audiovisual suit operation modes both in real time and according to preprogrammed scripts
• In-process and regular management of information visualization from sources of different types at multiple dissimilar displays
• Creating and storing both linear and non-linear information display scripts including status of all hardware and software at any time; immediate call of scripts and/or certain scenes and their editing
• Displaying many heterogeneous sources in windowed mode on one screen for more effective perception of situations under discussion
Only one operator can control meeting visualization of any complexity utilizing all the information capacity of screens from a unified interface.
Polywall software suite provides improved meeting efficiency due to automation and optimization of creating visual resources, implementation of information display scripts, intuitive real-time controlling display scripts and modes as well as displaying various analytical and multimedia data in user-friendly and representative style.
Example of preparing scripts of visualization in the monitoring centre
Example of preparing scripts of visualization in the monitoring centre
Example of preparing scripts of visualization in the monitoring centre
Algorithm of preparing scripts of visualization in the monitoring centre
The system contains wall mounted two-way acoustic systems and Extron power amplifiers. The acoustic systems provide frequency response from 50Hz to 20kHz, program power of 90W and peak power of 180W.
The subsystem also includes two Extron XPA 2004 four-way amplifiers by 800W each.
For speakers from the audience there are three Sennheiser EM 2050 BW X vocal radio microphone sets with six Sennheiser SKM 2000 NI-BW-X microphones.
Crestron DMPS-300-C-AEC integrated controller functions as a mixer of the subsystems.
Danish Interpretation Systems (DIS) DCS 6000 set provides an audioconferencing solution.
• DIS CU 6105 fully digital central control unit
• DIS DC 6120P microphone consoles at delegate tabletops: digital two-button with built-in loudspeaker, switchable on/off 40cm gooseneck microphone and Jack 3.5 connector.
• DIS DC 6990P tabletop microphone console with 3.5” LCD touch screen, built-in loudspeaker,
63cm gooseneck microphone, chip card reader, two channel selectors and “chairman/delegate/ two delegates” configuration options
DIS DC6120P is installed at the rostrum and three DIS DC 6990P consoles are located at the top table.
Twisted pair with RJ-45 connector provides all the switching and connections with the central control unit.
Extron wares have been chosen for switching equipment. An integrated matrix switcher and mixer of
Crestron DMPS-300-C-AEC controller is used for video switching both digital and analogue as well as for audio mixing.
Integrated control system
Crestron DMPS-300-C-AEC controller supports system functioning. Apple iPad provides a control interface.
The following control functions are available to an operator:
• Lighting control
• Sound control
• Audioconference system control
• Radio microphone system control
• Power supply control
• Videoconferencing system control including source selection, switching over cameras and terminals, dialing operations, videoconference system menu, video camera control.
An operator can reconfigure room equipment using a notebook in the following configuration:
• Intel Core i7-3630QM processor
• 8 GB RAM
• 1Tb HDD
• 17.3” Full HD display
• NV GT650M 2Gb discrete video card
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules
• Web camera
The notebook operates under preset Widows 8 operating system with Microsoft Office Professional suite.
Supporting equipment is installed in Estap DRK 22U-68 mounting rack featuring 19” floor-standing cabinet
22U, 800mm, which can be located in the hall or in a next-door room.
4.2. Facility at a small conference room and meeting rooms
• Projector with projection screen
• Interactive whiteboard
• Videoconference system
• Sound amplification system.
• Sound system
• Switching system
A room display system contains a frontal projection system and a separate interactive whiteboard with a function of duplicating its image on the main screen.
Epson EB-G6550WU projector is used. It features WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution, 5200 ANSI lumen brightness, 5000:1 contrast ratio, allows using changeable lenses, supports their horizontal shift with a blocking option, projection range of 0° - 360°, supports Edge Blending technology for stitching images from several projectors and offers an option of Wi-Fi connectivity.
Projecta DESCENDER RF ELECTROL built-in motorized radio-controlled projection screen 340x216cm in size is used for high quality imaging.
ActivBoard Adj578Pro with USTProjector combines with 78” screen and 20W built-in acoustic system. An ultra-short range DLP projector with WXGA (1280x800) resolution, 2500 ANSI Lumen brightness and 2000:1 contrast is installed at the whiteboard. Intel NUC mini PC is used for control.
Sound system contains 4 pairs of Extron SI 3CT LP ceiling acoustic transformer systems, 400W Extron XPA
2002-70V power amplifier, Behringer XENYX X1204 USB mixer console and Behringer FBQ100 SHARK feedback suppressor.
Audioconferencing subsystem contains DIS DDS 5900 set of twenty DIS DC5980P universal microphone consoles with the following properties:
• CM/DM/IS configurations
• 40cm gooseneck microphone
• MUTE button
• Headset volume control
• Two simultaneous interpreting channels
The consoles are installed at participant seats in the hall. System functioning is controlled by DIS CU5905 digital central control unit. Consoles connect by a unified serial bus. The sound subsystem integrates with
LifeSize Icon 600 videoconferencing terminal.
Two small meeting rooms are equipped with Flipbox intelligent displays on Chief PFCUB mobile adjustable racks.
Flipbox completely replaces an interactive display, computer, sound system, video conferencing terminal and a flip chart.
Among advantages of the product, mentions may be made of a multi-functionality, interactivity, intuitive interface, fast on/off operations: it turns on within 5 seconds just after a single screen touch. Its main advantages, as noted by many experts, are its wholeness and completeness. Flipbox requires no configuration and is ready for use immediately after unpacking. Experts also point out the importance of the device high quality of the device - ensuring the information confidentiality: after log-out, Flipbox securely clears its memory.
• Diagonal: 65”
• Brightness: 450 cd/m2
• Contrast: 4000:1
• Screen resolution: Full HD
• Viewing angle: 178 degrees
• Touch recognition technology: Optical
• Built in display computer: 24/7 operation mode ready
• Wi-Fi support: Built-in module
• Icons of the software allows quick launching the most frequently used display functions including videoconferencing start, notebook connection, launching web browser, calling up hand recognition program, and switching over to third-party application launch mode
• Displaying images, video content and documents
• Writing with digital ink on the whiteboard or commenting over documents
• On-line team work over Internet support
• On-screen keyboard quick launch
• Support for notebook desktop presentation on interactive multipurpose display screen through wireless connection
• Ban on saving files at a built-in computer hard disk
• Automatic memory cleaning after activity ends
• Built-in audio system inside display case
• Audio system: two loudspeakers by 25W each
• Network printer connection option
• Videoconferencing functions allow calling any software and hardware codecs with SIP and H.323 support
• Support for multiuser videoconferencing
• Videoconference cameras with built-in microphones
• HD 720p camera resolution
5. Technology specification for systems installed
Manufacturer Type Item
1. Main conference room. Major equipment
55" professional thin frame LCD LED videowall panel
Professional adjustable retractable wall mounted fixture for video wall panels
Graphic videowall controller (12 inputs, 8 outputs)
Visualization control software
55" professional LCD panel for repeating information
Floor fixture for LCD panel
22" interactive tabletop tablet
Mini PC acting as information source for doubling LDC panel and interactive tabletop tablet
Multipoint videoconference server
Videoconferencing application and service server
Videoconferencing group terminal complete with two PTZ cameras
Videoconferencing group terminal complete with one PTZ camera
Audio conference system
Chairman console with LDC display for the top table
Speaker console for the rostrum
Professional radio microphone system complete with a signal receiver and two handheld transmitters
Four-way power amplifier 200W per channel
Wall mounted acoustic panel, a pair
Wireless touchscreen control panel
UVC Server 1150
DVI-D video signal fiber optic receivers/transmitters (extensions)
HDMI signal receivers/transmitters for videoconference cameras
USB signal extension over twisted pair
In-table recessed architectural interface
Digital Media 8G+ controller/scaler
Digital Media 8G+ controller
Eight channel switching control module
4x4 DVI matrix switcher
DRK 22U 68
DTP HDMI 230
Cable Cubby 300S
DXP 44 DVI Pro
2. Small conference room
Motorized projection screen
Video source, mini PC
2x4 HDMI matrix switcher
Audio conference system.
Tabletop microphone console:
Ceiling acoustic system, a pair
3. Small meeting rooms
Multipurpose interactive device
Mobile floor stand
Manufacturer Type Quantity
ActivBoard 578 Pro
SI 3CT LP
XENYX X1204 USB
6. Entry statement and objectives
1. Installation works coincided in time with the building construction that strongly complicated activities and led to extending deadlines.
2. Lacking construction preparedness to key installation stages.
3. Often rescheduling: completion and commissioning dates have been very strict despite construction unpreparedness from the customer’s side.
4. Repeated changes in general design of room concerned, finish materials, equipment layout, etc., resulted in altering already done cable system installation and equipment assembly.
5. Repeated changes in design of furniture planned for equipment installation. The project involved direct embedding into furniture such devices as rostrum tablet, interface plug boxes, microphone systems, etc.
6. Another complicating factor was bound to frequent power disruptions owing to continued building and commissioning total energy system at the site.
7. Impossibility for software engineers to stay at the site permanently. Much of hardware and software suite was tuned up remotely.
7. Environment considerations
Nowadays the problem of minimizing environmental impact in Uzbekistan as in the entire world is important more than ever. Very tight standards limiting polluting emissions, governing material disposal and recycling, etc., applies to equipment development.
All the hardware suite is developed with due regard to minimizing an environmental damage. Flame LCD panels used at all display solutions of the project in the best possible way correspond the task because they consumes 40% less energy than other panels.
Safe equipment disposal is also taken into account at the project.
• equipment used in the project, consumes little power;
• the control system ensures that the equipment is not in an enabled state when t is not being used;
• the equipment does not require operation consumables;
• the equipment does not contain hazardous materials and substances (mercury, lead), so it is safe in operation and is easily utilized;
• the equipment is designed for long-term operation that would not require utilization in the near future
8. Client testimonial
Uzavtosanoat, JSC incorporates more than 20 companies. Main manufacturing companies such as GM
Uzbekistan, SamAvto, JV MAN Auto – Uzbekistan, and GM Powertrain Uzbekistan; component suppliers including localization enterprises manufacturing import-substituting products for the industry, sales companies, maintenance service providers, a leasing company as well as GM Uzbekistan branch in
Khorezm are among them. It is very difficult to arrange management of such enterprises in the way that all of them could work as a whole system and in the frameworks of planned strategy. An idea arose long ago to create a monitoring and decision-making center that affords ground for control over task completing at local levels and action meetings especially with participation of remote offices at cities of
Asaka, Samarkand, Urgench, Andijan, etc. and we decided to implement it during construction of a new building.
While choosing an integrator we paid main attention to information about company’s experience in developing alike projects in Central Asia regions because there are some peculiarities in business operations here. That’s why a good knowledge of such specific features was highly appreciated.
Polymedia JSC has a large project portfolio and most significantly, that it embraces CIS territory.
Particularly we like wide scale and complex work the company executed while developing Kyzylorda
Situation Center, and this determined our final choice. It is understood that other factors also influenced our choice such as the company brand awareness and proven record of accomplishment as well as its numerous awards also influenced our decision about cooperation.
The project of our new center implemented collaboratively with Polymedia is of prime importance for us especially in view of the approved by Uzbekistan President decree program of 15 clauses aimed at modernization, technical and technological renovation of the country’s automotive industry. Focused attention of the government to automakers makes us concentrate on strengthening control over production and improving effectiveness of remote collaboration between companies at Uzavtosanoat structure.
Director of IT Department of Uzavtosanoat JSC
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