Fire

Touchscreen offers hands-on control. (Communications).

A large format Displaymate plasma overlay has been provided to Greater Manchester County Fire Service's special unit command centre. The implementation of Blue8world with the plasma display and overlay has already made a "massive difference" to major incident operations, offering a vital dimension to the system.

Displaymate TouchScreens, a UK-based manufacturer of large format interactive touchscreens, has announced that reseller Display IT International has installed a plasma screen with Displaymate PlasmaTouch interactive overlay at Greater Manchester County Fire Service. The screen is housed in its mobile incident control unit and provides an interactive display for the service's Blue8world emergency management system.

Station Officer Alan Carwardine elaborates: "When a major incident occurs, a mass of information needs to be collated, analysed and distributed from a focal point. …

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