System Integration Demos

Intern Ted Gulyas from George Mason University at the edit console.

RAMPSI Integrates Post Production Suite for the Town of Vienna

R. A. M. Production Services, Inc has been providing video consulting services to the Town of Vienna since the fall of 2010.  The latest project has been to add in-house video production and post-production capabilities to support of Office of Public Information.

The office is now equipment with a JVC GY-HM750 HD camera and all the necessary audio, lighting and grip equipment to cover town hall meetings and special activities that take place around town.

 
 
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RAMPSI Upgrades FERC’s Hearing Room’s Control Room

Capitol Connection, of Fairfax Virginia, webcasts the commission meetings of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  They also own and maintain the video and transmission equipment located on site.

RAMPSI originally installed a Broadcast Pix switcher as the heart of the system in 2008, but it was now time for an upgrade.  The existing three low-profile Winsted security racks became too small to hold additional equipment that was added over the years.  RAMPSI consolidated the equipment into one full size rack and two shorter console racks with a new work surface.

 
 
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RAMPSI Builds Custom Digital Photo Booths for Verizon Road Show

Not our normal integration project, but when Ben There Media of Charlottesville, Virginia needed to provide digital photo booths for their Verizon client to take on the road for their large venue events, they called on R. A. M. Production Services, Inc. to construct two of them.

 
 
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RAMPSI Again Provides System Integration Services to Homeland Security Firm

In June of 2011, RAMPSI disassembled, moved, and reinstalled a Washington, DC based Homeland Security firm’s computer monitoring network and large monitor wall displays into new and larger office space.  In addition, we modified the system design enabling their ability to monitor broadcast channels through both Comcast cable and Verizon FiOS along with reconfiguring all the equipment into a larger equipment rack.

The two operator stations were maintained with the option for a third operator to connect in crisis situations. 

 
 
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Middle East Studio Moved from Town to Town

After eight months of successful work, the television facility that RAMPSI installed in the Middle East came under threat of attack.  Officials in Washington, DC took those threats seriously and so RAMPSI traveled back to the Middle East to packup the studio. 

Originally slated for a quick move within the month, the team packed everything into a 33’ Conex container.  Eighteen months later, instead of a local move, the studio was move to the other side of the country to be set-up another town.

 
 
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New Volleyball Camera for George Mason University

Collegiate athletic rules require the home team to provide video of the volleyball match to the visiting team. George Mason University was ready to move up to something more than a consumer camera on a tripod. They purchased a robotic camera but were unable to get it installed by the vendor. RAMSPI was contacted to assist in this endeavor.

The goal was to place the camera in such a way that the coaches could aim the camera at any of three courts in the new gym, yet protect it from stray balls without obstructing the view with cages or Plexiglass that would get dirty over time.

 
 
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Phase II – A New Studio

With the successful first phase upgrade to a Middle East studio, RAMPSI was again hired by Marsh, Copsey, and Associates (MCA) to assist in phase two - the construction and outfitting of a new broadcast television facility.

In less then 18 months the project went from authorization to begin, to final construction documents and equipment purchase contracts with a projected construction and integration budget of $18M.

 
 
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RAMPSI Awarded Contract to Upgrade another Middle East Television Studio

RAMPSI was selected by Marsh, Copsey, and Associates to upgrade another local television studio in the Middle East.  The first phase included $600K in equipment to upgrade of the station’s on-air capabilities at their existing studio. 

This was accomplished with a Ross Synergy switcher and terminal gear, Evertz 5600MSC master sync generator, and a Pixel Power CG.  In addition, the station received new Arri and Kino-flo lighting for all three studios, Final Cut edit stations with cinema displays and Sony 20” Luma monitors along with Sony 400 ENG cameras with full remote support equipment.

 
 
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Operations Center Installed to Support Homeland Security Efforts

RAMPSI installed a Monitoring Operation Center for a Homeland Security firm here in the Washington DC area.  Operators monitor social and broadcast media for threats against the United States 24/7.

With each operator working multiple computers, it was essential that a monitor wall display be set-up to enable workers and senior staff to simultaneously monitor multiple displays.  With a tight budget and a requirement not to damage the walls, Ray Milograno designed and constructed a custom wall support out of aluminum that supports four 42” LCD monitors. 

 
 
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RAMPSI Completes a $900K Upgrade for a TV Station in The Middle East

RAMPSI has completed a full PAL digital upgrade at a television station in the Middle East.  The actual on-site install time was only three weeks, but the project stretched across 18 months as the job progressed from the first site visit, to initial design, budget approval, and off-site prep.

RAMPSI collaborated with Onset Systems in Israel to pre-build and prep the system.  On two occasions, Ray Milograno traveled to Tel Aviv to work with co-owners Jody Dresner and Mario Sclair as the system was being prepped.