Video Enabling the Combatant Commander's Headquarters
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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A combatant commanders decisions are based on critical and timely information. Today the information is more and more graphical and video based. Video information may take many forms---imagery from intelligence satellites, weather satellites, tactical reconnaissance platforms, biographical information data bases graphical information including common operational picture, 3D terrain modeling, signals analysis, trend analysis and are all used in formulating courses of action. This is complicated by the need for collaboration among staff, inter agency and through chain of command. The result is that the headquarters for a combatant commander needs to be video enabled to allow the high speed transfer of digital imagery and graphics and use of advanced collaborative technologies. This paper discusses the audio-visual A-V systems which have been designed for the headquarters for United States Pacific Command HQ USPACOM and installed in the Nimitz-MacArthur Pacific Command Center NMPCC, USPACOMs new headquarters building. These systems are being employed through the design and implementation of an integrated A-V systems architecture that enables the proliferation and sharing of video information and promotes collaboration both internally within HQ USPACOM and with external organizations. The A-V systems architecture includes multimedia communications systems that enable advanced internal briefing capabilities, video teleconferencing at multiple security levels, mass multimedia distribution capabilities and an advanced A-V control system that integrates control and access of multimedia information.
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