More Comfort and Efficiency

German IT services provider chooses Barco’s OpSpace

Network visualization expert Barco is delighted to see its OpSpace operator workspace solution make inroads in control rooms around the world. Since October, operators at the new operations control center of German IT services provider Finanz Informatik have been experiencing how OpSpace helps them work more comfortably and more effectively and take better decisions faster.

Finanz Informatik provides professional IT services to clients in the financial sector. Besides offering consultancy and implementation, the company also increasingly offers Software as a Service (SaaS) — a service which includes monitoring the performance of applications and ensuring their availability. Hence the investment in a new OCC.

“As our operators have to monitor increasingly complex systems and budgets are tight, efficiency really was a key criterion when designing our new control rooms,” said Mathias Meyer, project manager. "As were ergonomics, collaboration, and OT/IT integration. Barco’s OpSpace was the perfect match.”

Launched in 2016, Barco’s OpSpace is a personal workspace experience that provides operators with a single pixel space for viewing, monitoring and interacting with a myriad of remote systems. Operators simply use one mouse and keyboard to control all applications, experiencing a complete overview of the situation from the comfort of a single chair. This creates a very flexible approach to the operator’s job − allowing better situational overview, and therefore better decision-making “We discovered Barco’s OpSpace and were really impressed,” Ulrich Reichelt, control center department manager, recalls.

“The innovative technology as well as its future-proof and scalable system architecture, which even integrates with video walls in their main control rooms, won us over.” Finanz Informatik equipped 28 workplaces with our OpSpace solution, making it easier for operators to manage the 337,000 computers, 24,000 cash points and 27,000 servers of the 403 saving banks that need monitoring.