"This is a fundamental shift in the way we do business," said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations."In the business arrangement we have negotiated for water production services, the contractor is responsible for all system development and performance.
At the heart of the response center is a six-foot high by sixteen-foot long video wall display.
This high-resolution video wall utilizes 72 Christie Digital Microtile displays.
This glass wall is a custom Smart Glass system and can be switched to opaque, like frosted glass, to provide privacy in the response center when required.
When the glass is switched to opaque, a ceiling mounted projector in the response center immediately turns on and displays a video image that can be easily viewed from the lobby side.
Hamilton Sundstrand’s new customer response center is a 2,270 square-foot multi-million dollar center.
Experienced customer support engineers and logistics specialists staff this new center 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a year providing customers with an around-the-clock-resource to help resolve technical problems and get aircraft back in the air as quickly and efficiently as possible.These monitors display cable TV channels, as well as any computer or video source.Overhead ceiling speakers provide audio from program or video sources.The rest of its water currently is transported by the space shuttle or supply ships, including the Russian Progress and European Automated Transfer Vehicle."We are very excited to provide this service to NASA," said Ed Francis, Hamilton Sundstrand Space, Land & Sea vice president and general manager.Water is used on the space station for a variety of purposes, including drinking, food preparation, oxygen generation, electronic equipment cooling and hygiene.