Government Case Studies
NGA - New Campus East BRAC Relocation
- Planning and coordination with customer and end user on installation and design of hundreds of systems throughout a major under construction facility, over multiple years
- Developing systems that are incorporated into a network-centric architecture throughout a 2.4 million square foot facility
- Design systems that help to create and enhance collaboration within the facility and with outside organizations
AVS provided a complete AV system to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) at its New Campus East consolidated headquarters. The entire system included AV and video teleconference systems for 500 rooms throughout the facility. AVS designed each room according to the needs of its users and provided a state-of-the-art network operations center to control and direct information feeds from and to room. AVS provided both simple equipment installations and more integrated AV control solutions for the offices, conference rooms, work areas, and mission-critical systems that migrated to NCE.
For smaller systems, AVS provided optimal displays, mounting, wiring layouts, and equipment installation where necessary. For fully integrated rooms, AVS provided full-scale AV systems consisting of display and speaker systems, video teleconference (VTC), matrix switching, and distribution systems.
AVS integrated programming into the AV systems to allow full control of room functions through touchpanel interfaces. AVS also provided custom conference tables, lecterns, and operator consoles for conference rooms, classrooms, offices, and auditoriums. Each room had integrated microphones, auxiliary computer inputs, ceiling-recessed speakers, and motorized ceiling-recessed projector screens.
Network Operations Center
The centerpiece of the facility's Network Operations Center (NOC), NGA's Operations Center contains a networked visualization solution comprised of forty 80" rear projection screens configured in an 8x5 array. AVS was brought in to implement the AV portion of the systems at NCE. The project's architect designed the NOC specifically around a specific video wall solution. During the design phase, a newer technology came out and AVS recommended it to the customer and it was implemented. The new video wall technology provided the ability to display and share very large images at a high-resolution, along with being able to show full motion video at high resolution. It also allowed for displaying content from multiple sources at various classifications levels in windows across the entire video wall.