Join us as we dive into a new blog series where we showcase some of our most exciting customer projects and installations. This month, we're shining the spotlight on our collaboration with The Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and the incredible consoles we designed, built, tested, shipped, and installed for them. Discover how these consoles were crafted with their specific needs in mind.


Cutting-Edge Consoles with a Visionary Aesthetic

FPL sought a console design that would flawlessly complement their cutting-edge Drone Command room, and Evans was there every step of the way. This groundbreaking control room sets a new standard for electrical transmission and distribution control room applications. The project demanded a solution that seamlessly integrated the architectural, technological, and operational requirements of the space, while prioritizing operator comfort and situational awareness. Evans rose to the challenge, crafting designs that strike the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality.

We carefully selected a combination of the innovative Strategy Air and Strategy SX product platforms as the foundation for the FPL Drone Command Center. These platforms perfectly met the specific requirements of the room, including optimizing sightlines for operator screens and shared video walls.

Visualization, Design Tools & Manufacturing Process

At the heart of Evans' approach to delivering customized solutions to our customers is a meticulously defined design process and effective communication with all stakeholders throughout the design and execution stages. Our methodology begins with state-of-the-art visualization and design tools, which guide us through the entire design and manufacturing process.

Staging Tests Our Products to Help Meet Objectives

In order to fulfill our commitment to delivering high-quality and accurate solutions to our clients, we meticulously stage every project. This not only allows us to ensure that the proposed product meets all operational objectives identified during the design stage, but it also gives us the opportunity to witness our custom lighting design in action. As part of the Evans process, we conduct ongoing quality checkpoints at various stages of design and execution, ensuring that every detail is flawlessly executed. Learn more about the Evans process.

Transportation, Installation, and Quality Fit & Finish

The culmination of the FPL Drone Command Center project involved the seamless integration of the consoles on-site. With the assistance of Evans' dedicated transportation and installation teams, we guarantee the highest quality and impeccable finish for the products. Witnessing the months of meticulous planning and production come together was truly awe-inspiring!

Proud to Deliver This Control Room Project to FPL

The completion of any Evans project is truly a thing of beauty. We couldn't be more thrilled to see this particular drone control room project come to fruition! The custom white powder coat and matching white worksurfaces truly make this installation stand out, accentuating the vibrant colors of the lights and visual alarm system. We'd love to know what design feature of the FPL Drone Command Center captivates you the most.


FPL Console Features & Design Methodology

  • Strategy SX and Strategy Air consoles with matching designs.
  • Fully curved frame design tailored to be an exact match to the room layout
  • Recessed, rear-mounted monitor mounting rail designed to maximize visual sightlines and create an open, clutter-free look
  • Integrated visual alarm system into the console features (see Evans LumiLinc)
  • Custom side panels with FPL branding.
  • Customized materials and colors to match reflect the architectural vision for the environment

If you are interested in learning more about the many design features we can incorporate into your control room, or if you're eager to explore the wide range of design features we offer for your control room, feel free to reach out to us at your convenience. Our team will collaborate with you to create, construct, and install the perfect room tailored to your needs and the needs of your organization.


Contact Evans & More Information

Thanks for taking the time to read about our collaboration with The Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and our innovative drone control room and console designs. If you're interested in learning more about the options available for our Strategy SX or Strategy Air consoles, we encourage you to visit our website or get in touch with our team directly. We're here to answer any questions you may have and provide you with all the information you need. Thanks again for reading!

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We also have an interesting white paper available to download titled "Changing the way we Think About Control Rooms." Read more about the topics discussed in the paper by clicking the image below.

Topics: Product

changing the way we think about control rooms, by Matko Papic