THE BIG DIG
The BIG DIG or the Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) Project in Boston is
the largest, most complex highway project in American history,
and was built through the heart of one of the nation's oldest
cities. The project included a tunnel under Boston Harbor, a
14-lane Bridge crossing the Charles River, and an eight-to-ten-lane
underground expressway to replace a deteriorated six-lane elevated
highway built in the 1950s, the only major highway route through
The system has Redundant Control Centers with Dual-Redundant Backup
CCTV CPU and Video Switchers. After reviewing the current
CCTV System, which had been installed and in use for many years
with problems, I designed a new Smart Communication Network
for Camera Control. The system required upgrading the CCTV CPU
hardware and software to enhance operations and communications
reliability. Only after the development of a detailed logistics
plan I was able to supervise the installation of new hardware
and system testing with a limited down time of hours. I then
taught the MTA CCTV design/service and repair courses for CCTV,
I had developed.
MULTIPLE PRISON SITES
Working with a Dealer, I supervised the installation of a new CCTV
system to replace an older system that was no longer supported by
the manufacture. The down time to transfer to the new system was 10
minutes due to the dual operation connections in the new design.
Worked on the interface data for other sites and developed a transition
design to change out from older systems.
I installed additional Graphic Workstations into one existing CCTV
system to expand the number of operators and did local training.
Provided hardware to add Graphic Workstation to the Master Site,
expanding real time operators to 15 or more. These Workstations
allow operators to view interactive traffic status icons in real
time while the Camera Icons change color when called up to a monitor
or running in a sequence view.
Pepsi has 16 new CCTV systems that enhance the operations and efficiency
of these locations.
I worked with management to determine the system requirements and
generated an operational and hardware specifications for bidding.
All projects were installed by a pre-qualified dealer using the system
COLLEGE of the CANYONS
The College of the Canyons required a HD Camera with Local Viewing
and HD Distribution to two classrooms with a bi-direction hands free
communication system. The large AV companies offered 2 PTZ mounted
cameras with software integration for audio and very complex operations
Cowley Consultants, along with CCTV Integration Parts designed and
provided a Custom Mobile Camera Cart located in the Cold-Room. All
connections to the main hardware in the classroom use a custom cable
for HD video/audio and Intercom communications. The instructor can
push one button on a simple remote control to view the HD Camera or
play an HD DVD on one or both HD 52” Screens.
While in the Cold-Room the instructor can lecture and answer questions from one or both classrooms
automatically hands free.The classroom has ceiling speakers and a wireless microphone for student questions.
When teaching from the classroom the instructor
picks up a wireless headset and now has full hands free communications
to an assistant in the Cold-Room while disabling the speakers and microphone in the classroom.