Sophisticated ergonomics and a classic, timeless design allow for durable and efficient operation. Product designers analysed the typical motion patterns of security operators during months of field tests. The lessons learned were then directly incorporated in the development of the product, resulting in a man-machine interface which guarantees the highest possible user-friendliness. The Video Management Center "Eagle" is modular in its structure and thus highly flexible. The individual components — whether it is the keypad, the joystick or the jog-shuttle — may be positioned according to individual preferences and are therefore equally well-suited for both left- and right-handed operators. Moreover it is also possible to use the individual components as freely programmable stand-alone devices. The positioning of the control keys directly around the joystick or the jog-shuttle is particularly user-friendly as the groups of keys almost automatically guide the fingers through the operations. Many of the control keys are freely allocable, allowing the operator to suit the VMC-1 to his or her individual mode of operation.