Thinking Space Review World ATM Congress 2016
The month of March has seen a busy exhibition season for Thinking Space Systems and another successful show has drawn to a close this week. Having exhibited at World ATM Congress in Madrid for the fourth year running, the Air Traffic Specialist event was once again a well-attended one. For Thinking Space, it is one of the key events on their marketing calendar, and a chance to demonstrate the specialist solutions they can offer the ATC industry.
This year, Thinking Space brought a radar console which had been furnished in the pantone interior colour of the year, serenity blue, proving that any colour combination is possible for your ATC furniture. The blue worktop was teamed with the aluminium framework which had been powdercoated to match. Cladding panels in a light grey finish completed the look, along with blue internal led lighting. A brand new nosing solution was also trialled at the event in a tactile, brilliant white finish. The radar console had been displayed to show off a variety of equipment pods and mounts, suitable for radar and approach environments. Novus monitor mounting arms, tablet holders and led lamps completed the look.
For the first time this year, a simulator training solution was demonstrated at their stand. Using the Evolution media wall as the basis for a tower simulator, the flexible solution offers the ability for 360 degree tower training but where space is limited. Allowing for expansion or adaptability to suit the number of persons being trained, the media wall can be tilted, adjusted and moved as required. PC storage is located behind each screen mount with cable management ensuring no unsightly cables. A special newsletter was available on the stand, highlighting the range of simulators and training consoles which have been provided to ATC clients worldwide in recent years. Download your copy here.
One of the highlights of the event for the team was the opportunity for Managing Director Wayne Palmer to address ATC specialists in the Aireon Spotlight Stage. A 4pm slot on the Tuesday saw Wayne discuss “designing your ATC control room”, giving tips and hints on operation centred design for specialist environments.
Another highlight which has now become a well-known trademark of the show is the ATM road trip. The 948 miles covered by our team , van and show stand has once again been covered on the company blog, which you can read here, and this year features more vineyards, cheesecake and a schoolboy error.
Thinking Space would like to thank all those who visited our stand this year and look forward to working with you.