SeaPort Enhanced

SeaPort-e is the Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services to the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Marine Corps.

Team Avitecture and Namtra Business Solutions (NBS), our subcontractor is pleased to be awarded a contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center in support of the following functional areas:

Research and Development Support
Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
System Safety Engineering Support
Configuration Management (CM) Support
Quality Assurance (QA) Support
Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
Inactivation and Disposal Support
Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
Logistics Support
Supply and Provisioning Support
Training Support
In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
Program Support
Functional and Administrative Support
Public Affairs and Multimedia Support

Project : Norfolk Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia

Avitecture has provided system integration services for three videoconferencing (VTC) systems. One system was installed in Building N-26 at Norfolk Naval Station, the second was installed at NSA NW in Chesapeake, Virginia, and the third is a backup system. These systems are a turnkey solution from Avitecture. Avitecture provided the necessary equipment, installation, and training to allow the users of these rooms to easily operate the equipment and effectively communicate using new technology both locally and between other locations using video teleconferencing systems.

The audiovisual system consists of a wall mounted SMART Board 680i, with built-in projector, that was installed at the front of the room. A dedicated PC and connection for a guest laptop was integrated into the system, as well as the integration of a DVD/VHS and DVR. Avitecture also provided and installed a SMART Sympodium and a Polycom HD 9002 VTC system with cameras. One camera is mounted at the front of the room and the other is mounted on the right side wall of the room. The Polycom VTC system is connected through government furnished ISDN lines located in the equipment closet at the equipment rack. Two wall-mounted speakers provide the audio for the system. The speakers are located on either side of the smart board. Avitecture provided and installed eight wireless boundary microphones for the room. The microphones reside in a charging base when they are not in use. When needed, the microphones can be removed from the charging base and placed throughout the room. The microphones are used for audio with the videoconferencing system. A Polycom Sound structure eight-channel microphone mixer was integrated to ensure sound quality. A Crown amplifier is used to send sound through the wall-mounted speakers. Avitecture provided and installed a Crestron WiFi wireless control system to control the components of the system. The system includes an 8″ wireless touch panel and a control processor.

Project : VTC 1 – Secure Video Teleconferencing Suite – Naval Air Station – Jacksonville, Florida
This videoconferencing suite needed a complete technical upgrade. All integrated equipment is the latest generation and built on the newest hardware-software platform to provide the longest support lifecycle. The front wall millwork in the room was modified to support the new equipment layout. The conference room furniture, layout, lighting, and wall panels were not changed in the upgrade. The system is covered by a comprehensive one-year service and support plan. The coverage is renewable annually.

Project : Military Sealift Command Admirals Conference Room – Washington, DC Navy Yard

This project consisted of multiple displays and mixed security enclaves. Avitecture designed and implemented a system with six displays in the room, a control room, multiple security level videoconferencing ability, and 18 overflow areas located outside the main briefing theater. Avitecture created and maintained all of the design documentation and delivered an as-built set of drawings. The system required a custom written graphic user interface that was created by Avitecture System Programmers. Final commissioning of the system was performed by Avitecture for the Navy Military Sealift Command and they have conducted classified and unclassified briefings and video conferences daily upon acceptance by the Navy. We are in the process of designing additional functionality for the briefing theater and some of the other areas connected to the video distribution system.

Project : CNIC Training Center – Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, California
This project consisted of designing and implementing a training-briefing room with multiple displays and video teleconferencing. Avitecture created the design package and the as-built documentation package. Avitecture also procured, installed, configured, and programmed the system with a custom graphical user interface created by Avitecture System Programmers. The commissioning was completed and CNIC has enjoyed full use of their system since it was turned over.