Oil spill capping to keep oil slick in check aided by Media Wall technology from RGB Spectrum

ALAMEDA, Calif., 6 Aug. 2010. The Media Wall image display system from RGB Spectrum in Alameda, Calif., took part in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon Well in the Gulf of Mexico to stop the oil spill creating a huge oil slick that may take months or years to clean up. Handling the work to cap the well were deepwater remote operating vehicles (ROVs) controlled aboard ships by an integrated control system using RGB Spectrum MediaWall display technology.

Aug 6th, 2010
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ALAMEDA, Calif., 6 Aug. 2010. The MediaWallimage display system from RGB Spectrum in Alameda, Calif., took part in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon Well in the Gulf of Mexico to stop the oil spill creating a huge oil slick that may take months or years to clean up. Handling the work to cap the well were deepwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) controlled aboard ships by an integrated control system using RGB Spectrum MediaWall displays.

Each ROV unmanned underwater vehicle communicates video images from its cameras to a control ship where an operator manipulates the ROV's mechanical arms. The MediaWall concentrates camera imagery with other operating data to provide ROV operators with enhanced situational awareness for the sophisticated work nearly 5,000 feet under water.

MediaWall processors are real time display wall systems for arrays of projectors, cubes, or flat-panel displays. The MediaWall 4500 processor, for example, can display as many as 30 graphics and video signals on as many as 12 screens in a 3-by-4 array. Graphics signals are selectable up to 1920 by 1200 and 2048 by 1152 pixels.

Recent estimates indicate that as much as 180 million gallons of crude oil have leaked from the well since the fire and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform last April. BP Plc, which is responsible for the disaster and clean up efforts, used remote operated vehicles during the evaluation of the well's status and to implement all recovery and repair procedures.

For more information contact RGB Spectrum online at www.rgb.com.

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