VTC – Video Teleconference Rooms – Telepresence
Video teleconferencing uses communication technology to connect parties via real-time, live video. It can use telephone lines, satellite/wireless signals, or the Internet. Either through a webcam-equipped PC or through a dedicated console unit, video and audio are compressed and then transmitted from one point to another. The set up can be relatively simple or complex, depending on how many people will be involved in the meetings, how often they meet, and the type of equipment needed. A more complex setup would be a boardroom set up so that groups can teleconference with other groups around the world. Modtech Solutions, LLC. specializes in multi domain video conferencing we will evaluate your needs and recommend the appropriate equipment and connection services. We can also evaluate your company’s current costs and compare them to savings when appropriate video teleconference systems are set up.
Modtech Solutions, LLC. Is a regional leader in designing and building multi-platform video conferencing centers throughout the Pacific Rim. MTS has the experience required to implement a VTC system capable of placing both secure and non-secure calls over multiple networks with either IP or ISDN.
Command and Control Centers
A command center or command center is any place that is used to provide centralized command for some purpose. While frequently considered to be a military facility, these can be used in many other cases by governments or businesses. The term “war room” is also often used in politics to refer to teams of communications people who monitor and listen to the media and the public, respond to inquiries, and synthesize opinions to determine the best course of action. A command center enables an organization to function as designed, to perform day-to-day operations regardless of what is happening around it, in a manner in which no one realizes it is there but everyone knows who is in charge when there is trouble. Conceptually, a command center is a source of leadership and guidance to ensure that service and order is maintained, rather than an information center or help desk. Its tasks are achieved by monitoring the environment and reacting to events, from the relatively harmless to a major crisis, using predefined procedures. Modtech Solutions, LLC. has designed and built many command centers for DoD, State of Hawaii and private industry.
A video wall consists of multiple displays tiled together contiguously or overlapped in order to form one large screen. Today’s display technologies include LCD or LED Flat Panels, LED Cubes, Micro Tiles and Projectors.
Flat panels specifically designed for use in video walls usually have narrow bezels in order to minimize mullions, the gap between active display areas, and are built with long-term serviceability in mind. Such screens often contain the hardware necessary to stack similar screens together, along with connections to daisy chain power, video, and command signals between screens. A command signal may, for example, power all screens in the video wall on or off, or calibrate the brightness of a single screen after bulb replacement.
Reasons for using a video wall instead of a single large screen can include the ability to customize tile layouts, greater screen area per unit cost, and greater pixel density per unit cost, due to the economics of manufacturing single screens which are unusual in shape, size, or resolution.
Video walls are used in control rooms, stadiums, and other large public venues, such as Oakland International Airport where patrons are expected to observe the display at long distances. Video walls can also benefit smaller venues when patrons may view the screens both up close and at a distance, respectively necessitating both high pixel density and large size. For example, the 100-inch video wall located in the main lobby of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center has enough size for the distant passerby to view photos while also providing the nearby observer enough resolution to read about upcoming events.
Simple video walls can be driven from multi-monitor video cards, however more complex arrangements may require specialized video processors, specifically designed to manage and drive large video walls. The Texas Motor Speedway installed in 2014 is the largest video wall, measuring 218 by 125 feet.
Digital signage uses technologies such as LCD, LED and Projection to display content such as digital images, video, streaming media, and information and can be found in public spaces, transportation systems, museums, stadiums, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, and corporate buildings etc. Digital signage displays use content management systems and digital media distribution systems which can either be run from personal computers and servers or media hosting providers. Since digital signage content may be frequently and easily updated, and also because of the interactive abilities available through the accompanying employment of real-world interfaces such as embedded touch screens, movement detection and image capture devices which enable these forms of signage to understand who and how users are interacting with them, they are gaining acceptance as an alternative to static signage.
Remote Asset Management
Remote asset management is the strategy of using modern communications tools to manage assets effectively from anywhere in the world. Those business assets that are essential to the operation of a company, or even specialized asset management related to specific functions such as information technology. In each scenario, the management process often requires the use of wired and or wireless network technology to monitor activity and execute orders that help to generate the greatest degree of benefit from the assets as possible.
In a standard conference room scenario: A remote operator can preset the room temperature, the room lighting, warm up the projector and setup the presentation with the first slide on the screen before anyone enters the room. At the end of the day, the room can be shut down remotely by an operator or preset schedule.