Visual Sound was solicited by MCM Consulting in aiding with designing a building wide Audio Visual system for a new, state of the art Emergency Operation/911 Center for Susquehanna County, PA in order to effectively coordinate and direct all emergency efforts.
Susquehanna County originally had a much smaller facility that was outfitted with a conference room and offices with cable television. This new 45,000 square foot facility was designed with a larger open space to accommodate various county, state, and federal officials along with a new 911 call center, multipurpose space, conference rooms and offices. The requirements included an Audio Visual system that could accommodate day-to-day operations and share information throughout the building depending on the emergency being handled by the county operations.
Visual Sound provided a solution to design, fabricate, and install a building-wide video and audio video over IP solution for all spaces, video wall within the Main EOC, multiple monitors around the 911 call center, and monitors in conference rooms and offices. All spaces were designed to accept a video feed from the Main EOC if needed to coordinate information and service any ongoing emergency that the county would support.
This new facility wide Audio Visual system at the Susquehanna County Emergency Operations/911 Center has given the emergency response team the opportunity to stage the facility for all routine emergency management and coordination efforts needed to navigate situations where local, state, and federal agencies need to be involved.