Mr. Helmut Mauell commissions a North American sales office located in the Empire State Building. Initially, Mauell Corporation was a reseller of Helmut Mauell GmbH’s line of annunciators, relays, and mosaic tile board technology. The company was managed by Mr. Lutz Kahlenborn, who eventually moved the office to a facility in Wyckoff, NJ. This facility was used to warehouse and assemble mosaic mapboards.
As Mauell became entrenched in process and utility command and control systems, the Wyckoff facility could no longer handle the demand. In 1982, a new production facility was built in the rolling hills of Dillsburg, PA. This location serves as Mauell Corporation’s current headquarters and is where our sales, administration, engineering, production, assembly, and testing take place.
We expanded the building to its current size of 32,000 square feet, which offered us the ability to enter the operator workstation marketplace. Taking lessons learned from control room operators, we began incorporating features specific to the control room environment.
We developed our first console, and we’ve been incorporating ergonomic features and technology to meet changing operator demands ever since. Because of our metalworking prowess, we became an industry leader in train control panels for light commuter rail agencies.
We became the sole supplier of train control enclosures, faceplates, and annunciation panels for the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA). Combining our mosaic tile board system with MIL-SPEC-produced enclosures, we were able to enhance a traditional product so it could easily be updated in the future.
Video display systems were also starting to make strides in the commercial marketplace. We embraced video display platforms and were the first to implement a video wall system into a utility control room by embedding displays into mosaic mapboards. This burgeoning technology eventually diminished our mosaic mapboard systems. However, our early adoption played a major role in integrating video technology into our control rooms.
We launched our signature consulting service. At that point, the control room industry lacked a qualified firm that understood control room operations, technology, and custom workstations. We became experts at enhancing operator decisions by improving situational awareness, promoting operational reliability, and emphasizing safety. The information gathered through our consulting service continues to drive future product design and selection.
We began the arduous process of replicating nuclear simulator control panels. The most challenging part of these projects involves replicating antiquated analog devices through reverse-engineering. Since then, we’ve created hundreds of full-scope simulators that replicate the master control panel functions of nuclear reactors. Each project requires the provision of a panel system to meet exact details and dimensions.
We served as a construction manager for our first design/build project. Our involvement through the integration process was instrumental in bridging the gap between the multiple contractors needed to complete projects. We connect architects, specialty engineers, general contractors, and sub-contractors to manage the complexities of control room system deployments.
We developed a line of custom, purpose-built video wall controllers to meet the demands of control room operations. As a hardware-based solution, our wall controllers manage intensive amounts of pixels in large deployments, with an emphasis on projecting both data and video content.
Helmut Mauell GmbH was acquired by Bilfinger, a German-based, publicly traded company. At that point, we transitioned into an operating entity under the North American Bilfinger umbrella. While under new ownership, we continued to develop products and services to meet the demands of today’s control room operators.
We launched Xomnium, a software-based video wall management platform designed to move content across IP-based networks. Xomnium has ushered in a shift away from hardened, standalone wall management systems to network-managed architecture via software.
We designed and integrated the first micro-LED wall system in a utility command and control room. Extensive research, testing, and on-the-job training resulted in a successful deployment of cutting-edge technology.
Mr. Bernhard Mecking purchased the assets of Helmut Mauell GmbH back from Bilfinger and took the company private again. Though divested from Bilfinger, our focus remains on providing a positive user experience through the provision of a full scope of services. These include technical and specialty engineering, construction management, equipment design, video wall systems, wall management systems, custom operator consoles and furniture, staging, testing, integration, and support for the life of the system.