A recent profile in AVNetwork Magazine on how government technology managers and end users communicate featured a look inside the White House Situation Room. Within its heavy artillery of communications software was a look at the integrated systems of our manufacturing partner AMX.
According to the article, the White House frequently uses the AMX technology and its Modero Touch Panel technology (pictured) to allow different users connected to the system to control microphones, cameras and monitors in the given location.
Videoconferencing has come a long way, not only in business and social circles, but in government environments as well. IP technology has grown in recent years, and video conferencing carriage costs had dropped, according to the article. With the growth in sophisticated equipment, today there is very little to separate audio-visual solutions in IT. One tech director noted that AV is a critical, budgeted area for any IT department.
Having that A/V integration in government budgets is a sign of its growing need for greater communication practices within military command chains. There are real opportunities for military agencies all over the country to use videoconferencing as a strategic planning tool.
If videoconferencing is in your list of 2013 to-dos for your government agency or organization, look to CCS Presentation Systems. CCS works with corporate, government and education clients with needs in full-service integration, installation, maintenance and training of audio and video equipment. Among the specific installations handled by CCS include:
– LCD & plasma displays
– digital projectors
– interactive whiteboards
– room control systems
– audio systems
– high definition videoconferencing systems< Today, CCS is one of the largest A/V integrators in the U.S. with more than 350 employees, sales offices in 13 states and annual revenue in excess of $115 million. CCS was recently ranked by Systems Contractor News as one of the nation’s top audio visual integrators, by Commercial Integrator as the No. 1 audio visual integrator for the hospitality industry.