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Crisis Action Team Visualization Systems

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Informed and Empowered Emergency Response

Military branches activate emergency response units in times of great need. Like local, state, and federal emergency response teams, military Crisis Action Teams (CATs) must be ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. CineMassive visualization systems are designed to be operational immediately when disaster strikes, and collaborative dashboards are needed to gather intelligence and respond efficiently.

CineMassive designs and delivers turn-key visual collaboration systems, including all necessary displays, processors, content management software, and more. Your CineMassive system can be installed at your location and fully integrated into your environment.

What to Consider for Your CAT Center

Crisis Action Centers come in several varieties and all are designed to meet the specific needs of the military branches they operate within. Tools for these spaces assist personnel in leveraging incoming intelligence in order to take the appropriate actions with available resources. Whatever emergency operations your CAT center serves, there are several factors regarding the staff, services, and facility layout to consider.

Facility type

What military branch will the system serve?

What applications and software tools will operators use?

What additional agencies will need to be included?

Integrating existing technology

Can you manage system hardware easily?

How often do you add new tools/systems?

Are tools/applications branch or division specific?

Staff rotation and acumen

How often does your staff rotate/change?

Do you have internal technical training?

How technically experienced is your average operator?

Physical space

Will you need multiple walls per location?

Do you need to make architectural changes to house a video wall?

How many operators will view the wall at once?

Active at a Moment’s Notice

Being prepared to react instantly is the core of any emergency response unit. There is no telling when disaster might strike, and when it does, a plan must be ready, or additional lives could be at risk.

Some CAT centers are fully staffed and functional year-round, day and night. Other CATs remain dormant until called upon in the wake of an emergency. CineMassive video wall systems are built to excel in either capacity. Whether you need your display system running 24/7/365 or for select events with months, or possibly years, between uses – CineMassive’s dependable solutions will always be ready for your team to spring into action with no downtime.

Emergency Situation

Interagency Collaboration

global collaboration

Emergency operations depend on the ability to work alongside adjacent agencies when needed. Natural disasters, public health incidents, and man-made disasters all require cooperation from several departments and branches at the same time. CineMassive systems make it easy for your CAT center to bring in outside agencies when called upon–be they local, state, or federal.

The CineNet platform makes collaborative control over a visualized workspace intuitive. With very minimal training, any operator can efficiently push content between singular workstations and shared video walls in seconds. This means that you will not suffer any downtime when partner agencies need to utilize your space for interagency operations.

Mobile Emergency Response

The decisions necessary and appropriate to address emergency situations do not always take place on-site at the main CAT center. Mobile operations help bring the common operating picture to the scene of the situation itself. These mobile units require visualization solutions that are just as powerful as the hardware at the main action center but are built to withstand field operations.

To meet those needs, CineMassive designed the Alpha FX Stryke processor line. These ruggedized video wall processors are made to serve a host of displays at the scene or work in tandem with a series of field ready CineMassive displays built to accompany your Stryke. You can use the Stryke to host the entire common operating picture at the scene of an event or use it to share content and intelligence with emergency management back at a permanent operations center.

Alpha FX Stryke Core Accessory Kit

System Component Considerations

The real-time situational intelligence gained through a common operating picture is critical to keep first responders informed as they arrive at the scene. It is imperative to make sure you have the right equipment in your visualization solution.

LED or LCD Displays?

Every Crisis Action Center is different but given the high volume of video footage that will be reviewed by your CAT, we recommend LCD displays for your video wall. Our CineView III LCD displays represent some of the best examples of these advantages over LED for emergency response systems:

LCD & LED displays
  • LCDs provide the best resolutions for viewing a high number of video inputs
  • Content feeds can adjust to easily fit within or around ultra-narrow bezels
  • Design isolates power supply and processing for easier access and service
  • Our LCD panels boast a 150,000+ hour Mean Time between Failure (MTBF)

Content & Device Control Management System

CineNet software allows network-wide access to any available content. Designed for use by anyone, regardless of technical expertise, CineNet lets users control their video wall on a browser-based platform through any PC or smart tablet with network access. 

CineNet Video Wall Software
  • Direct management of 3rd party devices in the CineNet interface
  • Easily push real-time content between workstations and the video wall in seconds
  • Create and switch between custom content layouts on the fly
  • Content rotation allows for more cameras to be viewed on the wall with programmable switching
  • Easily integrates with security tools from Genetec, Avigilon, Milestone and many more

Reliable & Powerful Processing

Designed for mission-critical spaces and 24/7/365 operation, our Alpha FX Elite and Alpha FX Core processors are ideal for emergency response visualization systems. They support the largest number of displays, input sources, and IP streams of any similar device on the market.

Alpha FX Elite & Core Processors
  • Accepts and supports virtually any source – digital or analog, physical or IP
  • Windows 10 PC-based architecture
  • Native video and image rendering without expansion hardware
  • Accelerated graphics processing for incredible resolutions

Commissioning, Integration, & Training

We strive to be your expert technology partner from the start of our relationship. We work alongside your architects and engineers to fully realize every aspect of your Crisis Action Center. Through our consultations, we design every aspect of the custom video wall solution that best exceeds your needs and requirements. After installation, we will train your team of operators to make the most out of your new solution. We then oversee the exact integration of your existing hardware and software into your system before a detailed commissioning process guarantees every component is operating at maximum efficiency.