Today’s advanced AV technology helps all areas of government to communicate more effectively – from local city councils, to state agencies and federal advisory committees, to courtrooms and the military.
Government work environments are implementing newer AV technologies for better collaboration in meeting rooms. For example, Vaddio PTZ cameras offer 1080p or 4K resolution for sharper images. Middle Atlantic’s T5 Series Conference Tables offer discreet storage and care for AV gear – all within a beautiful furniture solution. Display monitors and projectors are easily mounted with Chief’s robust line of AV mounting solutions. Da-Lite’s high-resolution Parallax screen with ambient light rejecting technology results in a bright, crisp image without glare, no matter how much light is in the room.
More and more governmental offices are implementing huddle rooms for impromptu meetings. The Vaddio HuddleSHOT is an easy-to-use, all-in-one USB conferencing camera with built-in speakers and microphones. Middle Atlantic’s Hub Table is a technology-ready, all-in-one furniture solution for collaboration spaces that is designed to maximize equipment and cable storage. Chief’s Fusion series makes it easy to mount large display monitors. For huddle spaces and small conference rooms with a table, the CSPH Component Storage Panel provides under-table storage. And Da-Lite’s IDEA Screen enhances interactive collaboration because it can be used as a touch screen for interactive projectors and as a whiteboard with dry-erase markers.
Videoconferencing solutions help courtrooms save travel costs with remote arraignments or by allowing people to testify without being there in person. Vaddio offers a variety of videoconferencing cameras that are ideal for this scenario. For viewing evidence, Vaddio’s DocCam 20 HDBT document camera provides an overhead view of evidence which can be viewed on the courtroom’s monitors or Da-Lite projection screens. Monitor arms and display mounts from Chief help legal teams, judge and jury members get a close-up look at the evidence or participate in video calls. Middle Atlantic offers L5 Series lecterns that are designed with the latest room aesthetics and are also built around a rack.
Recording and Live Streaming Local and State Government Meetings
AV technology is an essential component of governmental transparency, particularly when providing viewing and documentation of public meetings. There are two ways this can be done: (1) Video streaming, where one or more cameras are used to continuously record and stream meetings for the benefit of remote viewers, and (2) Lecture capture, where two or more sources of video, graphics, and photographs are switched and mixed during the course of a meeting for archival purposes.
Vaddio offers ultra-high definition PTZ cameras, camera controllers to switch between multiple cameras, and AV bridges that combine audio and video to a single USB stream for easy capture and storage.
Training Using Specialized Simulation Screen Domes
For virtual reality and immersive display training experiences such as flight simulations for the military sector or specialized training for police academies, Da-Lite has the capability to produce customized dome screen solutions.
Command and Control Centers
Whether it’s a situation room, a 911 call center, or air traffic control, the equipment in a mission-critical command and control center must be reliable and perform to the highest standards. Middle Atlantic offers premier control room furniture solutions from LundHalsey. LundHalsey ensures a premium product that is proven to stand the test of time and is trusted worldwide for a range of applications including air traffic control, broadcast television, government security, and the armed forces as well.
When it comes to displaying the extra-large visuals needed for a command center, Legrand | AV offers both Da-Lite screens for projection and Chief video wall solutions as well.
Da-Lite offers interactive/collaboration IDEA screens as well as custom-built, oversized curved screens for command and control centers. Chief’s Kontour monitor arms are ideal for creating ergonomic workspaces within the control center for both single- and multi-user desks.
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Purchasing Considerations for Government AV
Many government agencies and organizations have adopted purchasing policies that give preference to American-made products wherever possible. Most of the camera, microphone, extension, and bridging products offered by Vaddio are TAA and BAA-compliant. Presently, all of the pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras offered by Vaddio are BAA-compliant and are the only PTZ cameras designed and built in the United States. Vaddio also offers FCC Class B compliant videoconferencing solutions.
The Da-Lite Design Center assists with customizations and large-scale installations, manufactured in the USA (facilities in Warsaw, IN and Blue Ash, OH). Da-Lite’s Greenguard and Greenguard GOLD certifications adhere to commercial building air quality standards, strict quality standards for durability and future-proofed surfaces for up to 16K resolution.
Chief offers a broad and complete line of mounts, power, storage and accessories for TVs, displays, projectors and other AV components to serve and support the Government market. Chief’s innovative mounting solutions are recognized with numerous product awards and patented designs. Delivering quality products and knowledgeable, helpful customer service, Chief is committed to responding to industry needs with proven products and service excellence.
At Middle Atlantic, we understand that reliable delivery and installation timing is critical - sometimes clearance to install is a small window of time, or only some people can be admitted to a facility.