The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has selected Human Circuit Inc., a media integration firm located in Gaithersburg, Md., to incorporate a high definition upgrade of the video systems at the ATF’s Fire Research Lab in Beltsville, Md.
Human Circuit will provide designs for a robust and scalable HD capable platform that can be expanded, according to Jim Hatcher, Human Circuit’s chief technology officer. “ATF needed to minimize down time so we presented a creative and very aggressive project and production schedule,” he said, adding, “They'll have their new lab up and running in less than a month.”
Understanding there are budget constraints, Human Circuit engineers devised a way to use the existing system, a combination of Pesa and Omneon's Spectrum SD-SDI, as well as installing new media components from Evertz (EMR routers and multiviewers) and Harmonic media ports (Media Deck 7000) and an HTML control system via Evertz Magnum EMR Router. Once the upgrade is complete, videos from their test lab’s burn room cameras, and data collected from probes within the fire area, will be converted and sent to multi-view display screens.