Soldiers Media Center installs Stantron racks
June 4, 2007
The Soldiers Media Center, in Arlington, VA, has installed 38 custom equipment racks from APWMayville’s Stantron Broadcast Rack line.
Most of the racks are filled to capacity. The technical core racks house video and audio routers, satellite receivers, Avid server components and patching; the master control racks hold camera control and switching electronics; and the video dub room racks secure a variety of recording, playback and duplication equipment.
Professional Products (PPI), based in Gaithersburg, MD, handled the design and integration services for the new facility and awarded the equipment rack portion of the contract to APWMayville.
During six months, the Stantron racks were installed in several rooms: 26 in the main broadcast technical core, six for the IT portion of the technical core and three each for the studio control room and the video dub room.
The Soldiers Media Center produces news, public affairs programming and information for military personnel located worldwide, distributed through the American Forces Network via IP and satellite to various military bases and communities throughout the United States; to public access cable TV systems throughout the U.S. and its territories; and worldwide via the U.S. Army Web site.
APWMayville delivered the racks with solid side panels for the end of each rack row, copper bus ground bars and solid rear doors that create environmental security for moving cool air through the racks to properly maintain an ideal operating environment for the active equipment.
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