In responding to an RFP for a municipality, IES proposed and designed a comprehensive audio visual system to meet the demanding needs of an Emergency Operation Center for a large municipality. Emergency Operation Center (EOC) systems must be designed with the functionality in mind for a municipality’s response to a public safety incident. These centers may remain functional for weeks at a time, for multiple agencies on a 24/7 basis.
The IES design included multiple video display walls in the EOC. Data sources for the system included local PC applications, remote network applications, remote network streams, compressed network video streams, television tuner sources, VGA, and DVI inputs. With a central video wall controller, IES integrated a control system to various government facilities to control sources and displays for a given agency. The EOC System gave the user the ability to view and hear multiple video events spanned across multiple flat panel LCD displays. A video distribution system was installed throughout various offices for agency heads to select and view information related to their departments.
Additionally, a Unified Command Center (UCC) was installed to support the added logistics of agencies on the state and federal levels. When not in use, the UCC can also be used as a training center for the municipality to use for disaster responses. Both the EOC and UCC are controlled via easy to understand and operate graphical user interfaces.