Toronto Transit Commission

Dependable, low maintenance and easily serviceable mission critical control system

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), home to one of the largest control rooms in North America, wanted to incorporate the most dependable and innovative video wall Mission Critical Control System for monitoring Toronto’s public transportation system. The TTC oversees the safety of 460 million passengers annually, meaning utilizing dependable technology was essential to making sure everything runs smoothly with minimal downtime.

When selecting the ideal technology for the control room, Diversified knew it had to be dependable, low-maintenance, and easily serviceable. The Delta 80” rear projection LED cube video wall embodies all of these factors. Broken into different sections, each cube displays four separate camera feeds. Other cubes display the transit system and subway line status, allowing control room operators to make critical decisions at a moment’s notice.

Most importantly, the video wall is easily field serviceable, as it provides rear access to the displays without affecting the image presented at the front. Each cube operates independently, so that if one has an issue, the rest of the video wall remains functional. Additionally, the LED light source ensures no lamps need to be replaced over the life of the display and the power engine is extremely robust and durable.

Replacing the TTC’s fifteen-year-old system presented several challenges for the Diversified team. First, the video wall had to be updated in sections and matched precisely to the concave curvature of the wall, which required custom-tailored engineering. Second, the Delta LED rear projection cubes are smaller than the previous system’s displays so each new cube had to be custom-matched with two sections flanking each side.

Finally, because the TTC is a 24/7 mission critical operation, Diversified provided a temporary seamless NEC LCD ultra-narrow bezel video wall during the installation process so that TTC associates could continue to monitor Toronto’s public transport system at any given time.