Case Study: Government

Dec 6, 2023 | Case Study

Project Type: Government
Project Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Pershing Technologies provided audiovisual design and programming services for the renovation of an Operations Center located within a secure United States military bunker. The room was renovated and upgraded to better support decision-making efforts through improved communications and workflow.

There were several design goals set forth for the Boardroom:

  • Knowledge wall display
  • Unclassified, classified, and top secret video conferencing.
  • Classification signage displays & time zone clocks
    Dual and single monitor workstations

Pershing worked very closely with the project architect to coordinate the interior design and finishes to seamlessly integrate the audiovisual equipment, maximize the viewing angles and sightlines from all locations within the room, and facilitate the human factors and ergonomics of the workstations.

Capabilities Applied

Tech Master Planning

AV Consulting and Design

Programming / Commissioning

Approach

Knowledge Wall

A knowledge wall consisting of (20) 55” LCDs configured in a 10W x 2H array is centered at the front of the room. A mixture of dual and single monitor workstations are capable of sharing content to the knowledge wall through a multi­-enclave fiber optic audiovisual matrix switch.

Video Conferencing

The Operations Center supports unclassified, classified, and top secret video conferencing using workstation microphones, pan/tilt/zoom video cameras, and overhead loudspeakers.

Signage Displays

Signage displays with custom graphics showing room classification are located both inside and outside of the room. In addition, the inside signage features release state text (SECRET/REL FVEY, NO FORN, etc); timezone clocks; microphone, camera, speaker and videoconferencing status; and custom text alerts.

Touch Panel Control

Touch panel based control with a customized and flexible user interface provides an interface to all of the room components as well as each individual workstation. The master touch panel provides the ability to save various room presets that are readily available for planned missions and exercises. The preset features include room classification, video wall routing, workstation source assignments, audio system routing/volume, and lighting.

Route Sources

Each workstation panel allows users to route sources within their Area of Responsibility (AOR) to their desktop displays, and provides a method for ‘publishing’ content to other AORs as required. Sources available to the user can be assigned in real time from the master room touch panel or assigned via the room preset. The system also allows the administrator the ability to add, modify, or change sources and destinations within the room in near real time to allow the necessary flexibility for an ever changing environment.

Results

workstations with touch panel control

personal computers

video wall displays

desktop displays

video conferencing codecs

Government facilities have needs that go beyond that of commercial and educational spaces and require expertise and precision across all major aspects of audiovisual engineering. Pershing’s ability to handle the Technology Master Planning, Consulting & Design, and Programming / Commissioning ensures that the audiovisual performance in government and military spaces achieves the high standards of our government agencies and armed forces. Pershing is proud to work on the projects that enhance and secure the means of communication for our government. From Start to End User.

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