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INNOVATIONS IN NUCLEAR POWER:
THE DIGITAL MODERNIZATION OF CONTROL ROOMS
A recent study from Idaho National Labs (INL) conducted as part of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), identifies practices and principles to support nuclear power plant Digital Instrumentation & Controls (DI&C) modernizations.
One practice proposed was the use of a safety-qualified switching architecture, based on Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) components, referred to as a Display-Keyboard-Trackball (DKT) architecture. The DKT architecture envisioned by the DOE research provides for a flexible Human System Interface (HSI) solution for the Main Control Room (MCR) that achieves the benefits of:
- simplification of the control room layout
- improvement of the Human System Interface (HSI)
- cost reduction from fewer displays
- consolidation of operator functions
Thinklogical’s highly-secure signal management products help address NERC-CIP cyber requirements, resulting in better data security, reduced costs and increased productivity.
DIGITAL CONTROL ROOM RESOURCES
Thinklogical products support the DOE advanced control room and digital modernization recommendations with DKT technology that enable HSI improvements and reduce operational costs. Click on any of the resources below to download:
- Secure DKT Solutions for Nuclear Control Room Digital Modernization and Advanced Reactors Datasheet
- Nuclear Control Room Digital Modernization White Paper
- Example DKT Digital Control Room System Diagram
- Potential Use of Thinklogical’s KVM Technology in Safety Applications – Paper (2021 NPIC & HMIT Conference)
- Potential Use of Thinklogical’s KVM Technology in Safety Applications – Presentation (2021 NPIC & HMIT Conference)
- Vendor-Independent Requirements for a Boiling Water Reactor Safety System Upgrade – Paper (2020 – DKT Excerpt)
- Vendor-Independent Requirements for a Boiling Water Reactor Safety System Upgrade – Paper (2020 – Full Paper)
- Experience with Group-View, Wall Panel Displays Outside the Nuclear Industry – Paper (2019 NPIC & HMIT Conference)
- Experience with Group-View, Wall Panel Displays Outside the Nuclear Industry – Presentation (2019 NPIC & HMIT Conference)
- Expanded Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Technology
- Expanded Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Technology Implementation for Advanced Reactors – Presentation (2018 Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference)
- Human System Interface Improvements using Advanced Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Technology – Paper (2018 ANS Annual Meeting)
- Human System Interface Improvements using Advanced Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Technology – Presentation (2018 ANS Annual Meeting)
Thinklogical manufactures secure and resilient video distribution and KVM extension and switching systems used in nuclear control room applications. Thinklogical products support the DOE advanced control room and digital modernization recommendations with DKT technology that enable HSI improvements and reduce operational costs.
An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Thinklogical products are made in the U.S.A.
Thinklogical is a proud member of the American Nuclear Society and is dedicated to advancing nuclear science and technology for humanity’s benefit.
27Oct, 2021Orlando, FL
THINKLOGICAL, A BELDEN BRAND, INTRODUCES SMP3 CONTROL MANAGEMENT SOLUTION AT INFOCOMM 2021 IN BOOTH 2325
ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 27, 2021 — Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, a global manufacturer of secure high performance video distribution (VDS) and KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) extension and switching systems, announced today that it will be demonstrating its new SMP3 (System Management Portfolio) control management solution at InfoComm 2021 in Orlando in booth 2325.
SMP3 is a comprehensive package of integrated hardware and software that provides powerful audio-visual (AV) system configuration, remote management, and maintenance capabilities, making it easier for users to set up, operate and update Thinklogical installations of any size.
Thinklogical provides an innovative and highly secure end-to-end signal management infrastructure unique in enabling signal isolation, restricted switching and partitioning of multi-classification video and data through a single matrix switch chassis with an accredited multi-level security architecture. Typical applications include defense, intelligence and government command and control facilities, critical infrastructure control rooms, live event projection mapping, and film visual effects and post-production.
New features and enhancements in SMP3 include a graphical On-Screen Display (OSD) that provides a visual representation of a user’s desk, an interactive Drag and Drop screen that mimics a room’s configuration, resource pooling for shared access to sources, and flexible, user-definable Hot Keys for quick access to key system features. Other SMP3 capabilities include remote system monitoring and updating for simplified system maintenance, and mouse and keyboard sharing for improved user collaboration.
“The introduction of SMP3 is the direct result of Thinklogical listening to and productizing customer suggestions and requests,” said Alexandra Cheever, president of Thinklogical. “The need to quickly adapt to changing technology and workflow requirements is core to customer success in mission-critical control room environments. SMP3 not only helps users get their Thinklogical installation up and running faster, but it also simplifies ongoing maintenance and improves operational efficiency.”
Typical AV system control software requires costly and time-consuming custom programming to install, configure and update. The intuitive graphical user interface available in SMP3 enables quick set-up and control of each source, destination, and matrix switch in the system. Tabs along the bottom and top of the screen allow users to navigate effortlessly through the features and capabilities of the system with just a click of the mouse. In SMP3, changes to the room configuration, sources and destinations can be made quickly and easily by an administrator or authorized user with no specialized programming skills required.
SMP3 empowers organizations by providing:
- User friendly operation: no complex programming required
- Spreadsheet-based system configuration for faster setup
- Graphical drag and drop on screen display
- Designed for increased productivity and efficiency
- Improved resource pooling for reduced hardware and software costs
- Increased system and application security
- Touch panel interface for easy system operation
- Faster implementation and simplified maintenance
- Support for large Thinklogical installations
SMP3 is compatible with Thinklogical SMP2 hardware (Appliance, Module, Client), with an Integrated Client Transmitter (modular chassis-mounted PC with built-in KVM extender) option available for higher performance in large installations.
SMP3 improves overall system performance and value by reducing support effort, lowering total cost of ownership, enhancing productivity, and maximizing system uptime. SMP3 is available now from Thinklogical and authorized resellers.
About Thinklogical, A Belden Brand
Thinklogical is a leading global provider of secure KVM (keyboard, video, mouse), audio, and computer peripheral signal extension and switching solutions. Customers in government, media and entertainment, and critical infrastructure worldwide rely on Thinklogical products and services for security, high performance, continuous operation, and ease of integration. Thinklogical products are information assurance (IA) accredited to the Common Criteria EAL4, NATO Information Assurance Product Catalog (NIAPC), TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B, and the U.S. DoD DISA JITC DoDIN APL. An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Conn. and is part of Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC). Learn more at: https://www.thinklogical.com/
THINKLOGICAL ACHIEVES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DISA JITC DODIN APPROVED PRODUCTS LISTING (APL) CERTIFICATION FOR TLX SERIES KVM & VDS PRODUCTS
Secure Signal Extension and Switching System Approved for Use with DoD Networks
MILFORD, Conn. – August 27, 2021 — Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, a global manufacturer of secure high performance KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) extension and switching systems, announced today that it has received U.S. Department of Defense DISA JITC DoDIN Approved Product List (APL) certification for its TLX series extenders and matrix switches.
The DoDIN APL is a single consolidated list of products that have completed cybersecurity and interoperability certification by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). This certification allows all DoD component agencies to purchase and operate TLX systems over all DoD network infrastructures.
Thinklogical TLX Video Matrix Switching Solution achieved APL certification as a Closed Video Distribution System (VDS) on July 29, 2021, with tracking number 1823401. The IO Certification Memorandum is available at: https://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/tssi/cert_pdfs/Thinklogical_TLX_VMSS_5_TN1823401_Initial_21APR2021.pdf
“Thinklogical continues to demonstrate its commitment to supporting the DoD mission with the DoDIN APL certification of our TLX series products,” said Alexandra Cheever, president of Thinklogical. “DoD organizations rely on the DoDIN APL to ensure products are secure and interoperable to allow for seamless integration into their environments. Thinklogical is unique in the marketplace for its dedication to building solutions that meet the widest range of U.S., NATO, and allied nation certifications for use in secure, mission-critical applications.”
In addition to the DoDIN APL, Thinklogical products are accredited to the Common Criteria EAL4, NATO Information Assurance Product Catalog (NIAPC), and TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B.
Supporting all common computer, audio visual and IT signal types and interface formats, TLX extenders and matrix switches are a high-performance, layer 1 KVM/VDS solution. Thinklogical KVM and VDS systems are unique in enabling signal isolation, restricted switching and partitioning of video and data through a single matrix switch chassis with a multi-level security architecture. This capability makes TLX the ideal signal management infrastructure for a wide variety of multi-domain, multi-classification use cases including command and control operations centers, UAS/UAV/RPA ground stations, secure VTC facilities, naval ship systems, and simulation, visualization, and training applications.
More information about Thinklogical KVM and video distribution systems accredited for use in multi-classification defense and government applications can be found at: https://www.thinklogical.com/defense_government/
About Thinklogical, A Belden Brand
Thinklogical is a leading global provider of secure KVM (keyboard, video, mouse), audio, and computer peripheral signal extension and switching solutions. Customers in government, media and entertainment, and critical infrastructure worldwide rely on Thinklogical products and services for security, high performance, continuous operation, and ease of integration. An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Conn. and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC). Learn more at: https://www.thinklogical.com/