The Prince George’s County was building a new 46,000 square foot Emergency Operation Center (EOC). They were seeking an enterprise-based video and control systems that would scale and interconnect with endpoints such as PCs, Encoders, IP Cameras, Network Video Recorders (NVR) and/or other facilities and systems on the network.
The AV system would need to be able to process multiple video streams from diverse sources, interconnect all the designated rooms, and drive multiple video walls in various locations. It also needed to include the ability to do in-room presentations and be equipped for conferencing in specific locations. The video wall management and control had to be easy to use so that end users can quickly respond in emergency situations. Finally, the timeline for project completion from planning to end user training was only 3 months.
Once described as the weakest link in the chain of radio communications interoperability in the National Capital region, the Prince George’s County Operations Center has been transformed into one of the leading 911 communications centers in the DC area.
The Emergency Command Center of Prince George’s County serves as the Office of Homeland Security headquarters, as well as the county’s 911 back-up center, emergency management, and emergency-operations center; all housed in a new $32 million dollar, 46,000 square-foot facility, outfitted with state-of-the-art communications technology. The public-safety communications center fields more than 1.3 million calls per year.