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Virtualized Command Center

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109087D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Mar-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 3 page(s) / 400K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Virtualize network command and or control centers using high resolution montiors or head mounted displays with a virtual 3D model or set of a typical command or control environment.

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Virtualized Command Center

Disclosed is a technique that combines several technologies to create a virtual capability. This technique lowers cost, removes geographical barriers by allowing remote access to a 3D environment that includes display of the command and control applications used in today's command and control centers. Typically a main application that displays the overall network and as many as 19 supporting applications will be projected on large screen systems that can cost 2 -20 million dollars.

These display wall systems typicall employ a master graphics server that has the application clients and sometimes even applications loaded on its local hard drive. Using one master control in the room that uses a (KVM) (Keyboard Mouse and Video) extension cable or software like VNC (Virtual Networked Computer) or Citrix to replicate the graphics processor. This disclosure suggest having multiple remote connections to this master display wall controller integrated in a 3D virtual environment.

The author has attempted various VRML techniques that failed to include a method that allowed updating multiple displays in a virtual world. The author believes that other existing or soon to be developed methods and technologies will be the key needed to develop this idea to it's full potential.

ref photo IBM Boulder

IBM client- Cigna Insurance

Command and Control rooms are expensive and by concentrating staff in one location while waiting for a network problem these rooms often underutilize a companies top technical staff. Smaller companies can not afford this technology or the space required, by using virtual techniques they can achieve better network operating...