Exclusive interview of Mr. Hemant Agarwal published in Urban Railways
Tell us about the display business of Delta in India.
Delta Displays is a leader in the professional display industry, making it stronger with ‘local’ competence in India, ME and SEA regions. Powered by global technology innovation, the Indian arm of the Taiwanese electronics giant has been enjoying an indomitable position in India along with Asian geographies.
What are the application areas for display systems in Metro and Railways Segments?
Delta Displays is a pioneer in developing professional displays for control rooms in the Metro and Rail industry. Right from 4K and Full HD Laser video walls for operation control centers (OCC) to LED Displays for Public Information displays (PIDS), Delta offers display solutions to meet each and every specific requirement of the Railways and Metro Sector.
Our product portfolio for the Metro and Railway market is optimized for 24×7 use in mission-critical applications. The technological leadership and expertise in DLP® and other display technologies have helped us successfully execute display solutions in hundreds of 24×7 applications around the world. In India, we have installed video wall solutions in most of the Metros, including Bangalore Metro, Delhi Metro, Lucknow Metro, Greater-Noida Metro, Nagpur Metro to name a few. A recent video wall that we installed is over 110sqm for a dedicated freight corridor control room to be launched soon.
What sets Delta Displays apart from other display system suppliers in Indian Market?
Delta has always been dedicated towards innovation and systematically developing new products and technologies. The latest revolution is 4K (UHD) Laser Video Wall for the transportation, smart city and surveillance market. Delta 4K Laser Video Wall offers 4 times higher canvas than a standard Full HD Video wall. With 8 megapixel display, the UHD Laser Video Wall gives remarkable content clarity and is ideal for current and expanding requirements of large-scale visualization systems. What could be monitored on 64 Full HD Video Walls, can now be monitored on 16 4K video walls only.
Another factor that sets us apart from our competitors are the control systems that are designed and manufactured by Delta. With the help of these control systems, the operators are able to capture, display and manage varied sources on the Video Wall. The controllers are flexible enough to display local applications, network streamed desktops, and direct connected DVI, RGB and video inputs – anywhere, and of any size on the wall, for all 24×7 operations.
And last but equally important is the highly qualified and dedicated team of in-house service engineers that offers round-the-clock after-sales service and support. Delta assists its customers with service that meets precise requirements even after the commissioning of the system thereby making Delta the preferred brand.
What challenges did you face in COVID-induced lockdown and how do you see the business prospects in post-COVID times?
It’s going to be three years now since the COVID-19 pandemic and we are rapidly adjusting to this new normal. The new reality taking shape is made of complexity, uncertainty and opportunities. To adapt and thrive, Delta has accelerated and become resilient and agile. We have already formulated our strategies on how we will need to map the market requirement. We have a full action plan in place and roll out as and when the market demands. Our idea is to make sure that our products should reach every potential marketplace.
The whole of Delta is like a family, as we do not have an employee-employer relationship, people work like a family here. Like its’ your own business and you have to work hard to bring up the business. Which has been possible only because employees have given their 200% in the past 50 years.
Any recent major contract that Delta Displays have bagged in the Metro or Railways Sector?
Currently, we are in the process of executing a major contract for railways which shall be the largest control room installation in Indian Railways to date. It shall be done using the latest in display technology for control rooms with processing to match. Apart from this, we are also in the process of executing a few metro projects as well in various parts of the country.
About the Author (Guest Contributor)
With 30+ years in the industry, I strive to make Delta a leader in the Indian display market and expand across APAC as Cluster Head for Delta’s Display Solutions and Building Automation Business in India. I’m passionate about building strong teams and empowering people. As a perfectionist, I appreciate the exceptional over the usual and love learning about new technologies, innovations, exploring new places and trekking.