Emergency Operations Center AV
The EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER for the Kansas City District of the US Army Corps of Engineers was recently upgraded to be a self-supporting environment capable of 24-hour operations. In addition to the emergency operations function, the center also hosts monthly project review board meetings and other related events. To better serve these functions, AVANT ACOUSTICS designed an emergency operations center AV system with an extremely flexible video display and audio-video conferencing capabilities. In addition, AVANT provided room acoustics consultation and on-site system commissioning including operator training.
The USACE EOC in Kansas City includes the command center, a small conference room, offices, kitchen, and restroom/shower facilities. The emergency operations center AV system includes a large video display wall constructed with 24 high-definition video modules to form a 27-foot-wide by 7.5-foot-high video canvas.
Six large flatpanel displays are also located on the sides of the room. A 64×64 fiber optic matrix switch provides flexible source switching to support the variety of room configurations and multipurpose usage.
In the reception lobby, guests are greeted with a 12×1 video ribbon feature. The video ribbon is remotely managed, and can dynamically accept a variety of content.
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