ABOUT THE INSTALL
Pacific Operations Control Center in San Diego, California is a Federal agency (part of the Federal Aviation Administration) that is responsible for maintaining the equipment and services in the NAS (National Airspace System). The unit is operational 24/7 and is responsible directly to the flying public, so having an AV solution that is reliable, scalable and easy to understand was of the utmost importance.
There were three main goals that had to be met with this installation. First, an aging video system that was beginning to fail and crucially needed to be replaced. In addition, an existing 2×2 video wall was due to be upgraded and furthermore, they needed a system that was easy to install and easy to maintain on site by the System Administrators at the POCC.
Due to the fast-paced nature of the POCC it was of upmost importance to minimize downtime but maximize the stability and efficiency of the install. By using some of the current infrastructure and incorporating the NetworkHD AV over IP system along with the addition of two new Cisco SG3000-28PP Gigabit PoE switches, this allowed for a very fast and cost-efficient way to modernize a rock-solid system. WyreStorm NetworkHD encoders were installed to carry signals from satellite TV boxes, PC’s and DVD and streaming content to 42x WyreStorm decoders.