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Technology Plus provides a full range of design and consulting services for the public sector with sensitivity to budgets and the positioning of technology designs to meet present requirements and addressing flexibility for future technology.  

Construction and Consulting Project Examples:

  • Detention Centers
  • Emergency Operation Centers
  • Convention Centers
  • 911 Facilities
  • Justice Centers
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Military Base Projects
  • Call Centers
  • Master Planning
  • Unified Communications 
  • Security 

 

Featured Case Studies

Military

Federal

State and Local Government

 

 

Wyoming National Guard
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Technology Plus worked with the Wyoming Army National Guard (WYARNG) with replacing existing state-wide telecommunications system. The total replacement addressed twenty-five (25) sites and approximately 1600 stations. The sites varied in size from 5 to 600 stations and were designed with total IP telephony redundancy between sites. Technology Plus provided consulting services in the planning acquisition and the procurement phase of the IP Telephony system.  The first implementation phase of the IP Implementation is two (2) sites comprising of 600 stations. The planning phase, which consisted of Options and Recommendations, included the following:

  1. Identify and Develop System Requirements
  2. Budget Development
  3. Develop a New Dial Plan
  4. Create a Migration Strategy for Implementation 
  5. Preliminary Budget Estimates
     

Technology Plus worked closely with the Wyoming National Guard and State Military Department to create an unbiased and federally compliant Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP phase included RFP development, vendor meetings, RFP evaluation and assistance in vendor selection and contract negotiations.  Responses were received from vendors nationwide requiring an additional level of vendor evaluation to ensure the Wyoming National Guard would receive the best solution to meet their long-term operational requirements for a unified solution statewide.

Technology Plus' services were retained for the implementation/project management phase.  These activities included schedule management, ensuring contract compliance, performance testing and acting as the Owner’s representative for the Wyoming National Guard. Once the system was installed, Technology Plus was responsible for the system acceptance.  The initial implementation covered two (2) sites and approximately 600 handsets in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Rollout of the additional sites will be implemented as funding becomes available.

 

 

Fairchild Air Force Base
Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington

Technology Plus performed a technology assessment and design services for the communications requirements/equipment needed to establish a proposed Emergency Operations Center and Installation Control Center (EOC/ICC). 

The proposed Emergency Operations Center and Installation Control Center (EOC/ICC) is now located in Building 2060. All the Emergency responders, day to day responders, and Disaster Responders on the base are consolidated into this location. The ICC acts as a key function within the EOC supporting the Group Commanders. The main responders include the Air Force and Air Guard Command Post (92nd and 141st), Security Forces, Fire Department, Main Operation Center (MOC), Battle Staff and Crisis Action Team. The consolidation is required under a “Presidential Directive” to combine all the emergency responders at United States Military bases into one (1) location on each base.

 

 

Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center
Boulder City, Nevada

The Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center (LAME) built a new facility at Lake Mead National Recreation Area to consolidate office space for LAME operations in Boulder City, NV. The Lake Mead Interagency Communications Center supports the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona BLM, US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) (CA, NV, AZ), US Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation (Hoover Dam), National Park Service areas, and Nevada Department of Wildlife, Arizona Fish & Game, Nevada State Parks, Nevada US Marshal Service Office and many other State and Federal users. The Center is also a Public Safety Answering Point (911) for these government areas, providing the public with access to emergency assistance for incidents and events that occur on the public and private lands it serves.

The Center functions as a dispatch facility and Emergency Operations Center (EOC), providing growth potential of up to 16 dispatch positions which provide field units with a state-of-the-art backbone communications links, operations management with an Emergency Operations Center and the equipment/electronics to support these operations. The design of this 6,000 square foot facility meets the sustainable principles and practices according to the National Park Service guidelines.

The systems addressed by Technology Plus include the following:

  • Supporting infrastructure
    • Voice, Data, Video and Security Cabling
    • Pathways and Flexible Access
  • Communication and Connectivity Systems
    • Full Radio Dispatch and CAD Workstation
    • Radio Control
    • Alarm and Control Systems
    • CCTV, CATV
    • Incident Command Station
  • Security Systems
    • Access Control
    • Intercom
    • CCTV
  • Audiovisual Systems
    • Ceiling-Mounted Projector, Multiple Displays
    • VCR, DVD, CATV Integration and Compatibility
    • Sound Reinforcement Systems and Control Systems
    • Document Cameras
    • Multi-site Connectivity
    • System Controller or Switch
    • Video Conferencing
    • Electronic Whiteboards
    • Scanners

 

 

NREL_facility1.jpgNational Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Support Facility
Golden, Colorado 

Technology Plus was engaged by RNL Design and Haselden Construction for the NREL Research Support Building design build project. This facility accommodates a staff of 800, a 4,000 square foot data center, and is a significant building for the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It is a showcase of sustainable high-performance design and as such,  carries a (LEED™) Platinum rating. 

Early involvement of the Technology Plus team allowed for specific requirements definition, effective planning, and ease of integration with the civil, mechanical, and electrical infrastructure.  Designing systems with flexibility, reliability, and adaptability allowed NREL to accommodate new systems and technologies as they emerge, without a major investment in the underlying infrastructure.

The Technology Plus Data Center design work included determining or confirming the equipment power loads and cooling requirements, developing floor plans, recommending which type of rack cooling system should be specified, defining floor requirements and under floor pathways. In addition the security system for the Data Center was part of our scope. The design included a sophisticated access control system and a network connected surveillance system.

The systems addressed by Technology Plus include:

  • Structured Cabling System
  • Voice and Data Systems
  • Wireless system design
  • In-Building Antenna System
  • Security System

 

 

Castle Rock Communications Infrastructure Master Plan
Castle Rock, Colorado

The Town of Castle Rock has experienced considerable growth of both population and boundaries.  This growth challenges the resource of the town in all aspects of operations. This is especially true for technology, including connectivity between town facilities and computer applications. To address this growth, Castle Rock requested a Master Plan including the communications infrastructure to ensure operational effectiveness for the foreseeable future.

Technology Plus is developing a Master Plan is to provide the town with a defined direction for Castle Rock to develop a strategy and plan for communications infrastructure. This plan will address town departments and take into account other public entities that could require communications infrastructure within facilities for technology connectivity between sites.  This master plan will allow pathways and infrastructure to be jointly leveraged between city departments, public entities, and potential business partners. 

The Strategic Master Plan will provide the Town of Castle Rock a defined direction to provide the most flexible and cost effective solution for technology connectivity. The plan will address the pathway and infrastructure technical specifications for each development or situation.  This will allow pathways and infrastructure to be jointly leveraged between town departments, other public entities, and organizations.

The development of the Master Plan

  • Documents existing city communication pathways and infrastructure
  • Develops redundant ring architecture
  • Provides budgeting required to implement infrastructure
  • Integrates all city entities’ present and future requirements into one common plan
     

 

 

ccenter_rnl2Commerce City Technology Plan
City of Commerce City, Colorado

Technology Plus and Commerce City are currently in the early stages of developing a refresh of their technology plan.   The new technology plan focused on:
 

  • Business drivers for the City
  • SWOT analysis
  • Initiatives to support the strategic IT actions
  • Implementation roadmap
  • Better services to constituents
  • Productivity tools for a smarter and more efficient work environment
  • Position Commerce City for the next 
  • generation of technology
  • Funding requirements
     
  • Business continuity/disaster recovery
  • Industry Direction routers and switches 
  • Unified Communications Integration
  • Security 
  • Identifying current technology trends 
  • Technology Convergence
  • Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC)
  • Unified Communications and Collaboration
     

TPI in presently in the requirements phase with Commerce City on Unified Communications and Network upgrade/replacement.  An RFP is scheduled to be released later this year

 

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Detention Center and Justice Center Complex
Denver, Colorado

The City and County of Denver built a new 430,000 square foot, 1,500 bed Detention Center which contains the Sheriff’s Department Intake/Release Center, arraignment courts, an underground parking structure and space for the associated support services. Each floor has two housing units and a local control room. A central control room supervises the security system of the entire facility.

Technology Plus was responsible for the design of the following systems:

Audiovisual Systems:

  • Video Arraignment Systems
  • Cell and Door Intercom System
  • Paging Systems
  • Video Visitation System
  • Nurse Call System
  • Intercom System
     

MATV/CATV:

  • Head-End Equipment
  • Signal Distribution
     

Security:

  • Access Control
  • Video Surveillance
  • Personal Duress Alarm
  • Cell Door Control
  • Lighting and Plumbing System Control
  • Sally Port Control
  • Security System Network Design
     

Structured Cabling Infrastructure:

  • Voice/Data Systems
     

Technology Systems:

  • CATV Systems
  • Security Systems
  • Telecom Room Layouts
  • Courthouse Connectivity
    • Service Connectivity
    • Data Network Design
    • Wireless Access Points
    • Voice and Data Cable Design