Power and Data Port Options for Control Room Consoles
Updated: Aug 18
Control room and dispatch consoles are made in a way where electronic devices (CPU, PDU, Cables) can be stored ergonomically, clutter-free and securely by being housed custom-designed cabinets (you may read more on it here). While those are all great options to keep your computer secure and your workspace clean, the access to those devices ports to connect devices on and off are not perfect for your operators, therefore the quick access monuments, popups, or cubbies shown in this article will come in handy for sure.
If you’re in the process of choosing and designing your console model with your Sustema representative, we can plan a cut-out space in the work surface to fit your retractable monument, or if you’re retrofitting it on existing consoles we have options that can be clamped easily.
There are many options to choose from, beginning with where and how we want the connections to be made available. Then we must choose how many and what type of connector we will need. Here are a few possibilities; 15A power receptacle, USB charger, USB 3.0 extension, USB-C, Cat6, HDMI, microphone jack, and many others. If you settle on the connections required before ordering your console, it is possible to have those monuments factory built so the extensions cables come with the monument, you can also choose the length of the USB/network/other cables as well, making it easier for your IT department to set up the unit after our technicians installed your brand new consoles.
You can choose between 2, 4, 6, and 8 connections per monuments, and can you have multiple monuments on your work surface, making the possibilities pretty much infinite.
Lastly, we offer a wider variety of popups connectors for our technology conference tables as well. In those settings, you might want to have retractable cables ready to connect to certain devices or even cables that can be pulled out and back in easily. While the type of connections available is the same as with the console mentioned above, the positioning and the layout of the unit might be different than what we normally use with our consoles.
In conclusion, the general idea is to use the monument for a quick or temporary / on and off connections. Cables that will remain permanently connected should not go on the monuments. As mentioned previously, those units are highly customizable and can be made to fit your specific needs, I highly recommend discussing those options with your Sustema representative when you are planning your project. Contact us if you have any questions regarding our monument options for control room consoles!