AMX Powers the EUMETSAT International Satellite Control Room

AV over IP solutions enable LEO Mission Control Centre to monitor weather, climate, and the environment from space
AMX Powers the EUMETSAT International Satellite Control Room
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Headquartered in the German city of Darmstadt, EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment from space.

As a user-governed satellite operation organisation formed in 1986, EUMETSAT’s primary objective is to be the leading user-driven operational agency in Europe and a trusted global partner for weather and Earth system monitoring from space. The data produced from EUMETSAT’s satellites are vital to weather forecasting and make a significant contribution to the monitoring of the environment and climate change.

There are two control rooms—GEO and LEO—located on adjacent floors of EUMETSAT’s Darmstadt headquarters in which staff monitor this incoming data around the clock.

AMX powers space satellite control roomImage Credit: Inavate

A few years ago, EUMETSAT turned to longtime AV partner SWiCA Conference Technology to upgrade EUMETSAT’s GEO Mission Control Center with up-to-date media technology with IP-based signal distribution and AMX control solutions to improve operational processes.

Following this successful renovation, SWiCA was awarded the EUMETSAT installation and collaborated with AV supplier @Audio Pro Heilbronn Elektroakustik GmbH to completely redesign the LEO Mission Control Center’s control and monitoring systems.

Continue to the article: Inside the EUMETSAT international satellite control room

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