The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with the authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.
The FAA wanted to implement a videoconferencing and telepresence system into their meeting space in the Washington D.C. headquarters in order to reduce expenses as an alternative to travel. To reduce capital expenditures, it was mandatory that the turnkey solution be as cost-effective as possible.
Industry leading systems integrator VSGi has had a long standing and productive relationship with AVTEQ. After VSGi was awarded the FAA contract, VSGi and AVTEQ worked together to identify the best furniture solution for the planned telepresence application.
Earlier in the year, AVTEQ released the first wood-clad conference room credenza in their typically all-steel product line. The standard credenza comes in a two-bay or three-bay configuration; however, the FAA’s application would require larger displays than a standard AVTEQ credenza was designed to support. Within days, the AVTEQ Product Design Specialists had renderings of a custom six-bay credenza that could easily support the FAA’s three 65″ flat panels.
Within five weeks of the approved design, the custom credenza with integrated mount system, multiple sliding rotating racks, and cherry finish was shipping to the nation’s capital city for installation.
The custom six-bay credenza had the following features:
- Mounts to support up to three 65″ flat panel displays
- Three sliding, rotating 12RU racks from Lowell™
- Multiple shelving units
- Integrated adjustable videoconferencing camera platform
- 6-port rack-mounted surge protector
- Open back design for ventilation
The credenza blended well with the other furniture in the room.
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