Design-Build Service Provides Efficiency and Cost Savings
Allegro MicroSystems, a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing of high-performance semiconductors, was attracted to DGI Technologies all-inclusive AV integration services for the implementation of premium conference room, lobby area AV components and control systems.
DGI Technologies on-staff engineering/design(ED) team worked with Allegro in the initial design phase, determining AV components best suited to meet Allegro’s corporate communication needs. DGI’s ability in providing on-staff ED services eliminates additional expenses AV consumers generally incur working with an ED company and a component installation company separately.
Following the drafting of specifications, DGI worked in partnership with Allegro’s construction contractor in coordinating DGI’s running of component wiring and installation for uninterrupted client workflow. In considering Allegro’s AV requirements, DGI recommended components which include: Crestron DMPS series Multimedia System, Crestron Lighting modules and Wall Control, Crestron Wireless Touch Panel to allow full Wireless control of Room Lighting Schemes as well as Multi-Media Presentation options for both LED and Projection Displays; Multiple Biamp Audio DSP’s, ClearOne Multi Element Pendent-Style Ceiling Mounted Microphones to facilitate “hands-free, room-wide” conferencing; Samsung Low Profile LED Screens, as well as a 4,000 Lumens Panasonic Projection System and 130” High-Definition Ceiling Mounted Retractable Projector Screen.
Mr. Gary Gomes, Information Systems Operations Manager of Allegro MicroSystems states “DGI Technologies product offerings and project management allowed us to fulfill our vision in creating a high-efficiency, visually appealing conferencing workspace beneficial too both employees and clients of Allegro MicroSystems.”
Streamlining Communication and Data Transmission
As part of a recent renovation of three floors, Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) was in need of a technology retrofit. CCC enhanced client confidentiality through the recent integration of a Qt Sound Masking System, installed and calibrated by DGI Technologies. The sound masking system is comprised of three Qt 600 control modules and over 400 sound masking emitters, which allow for precise control over multiple zones on each floor.
DGI Technologies recommended integrating CCC’s preexisting telephone system (which provided overhead paging on three of six occupied floors) into working within the Qt Sound Masking System’s architecture. The paging system’s pre-existing wiring was redirected into the sound masking system’s output channel, allowing for broadcast messaging across all six floors of facility space.
Additionally, DGI Technologies provided a full suite of design/build structured wiring services, including a Panduit/General Category 6E Information Transport System allowing for data transfer within the renovated space. This new infrastructure supports both voice and data communications, complete with a fiber optic cabling upgrade from 1GB to 10GB across CCC’s six floors. Support and maintenance is accomplished through three additional data distribution spaces located on each newly wired floor, providing discrete storage and added security of data infrastructure.
“DGI wired our Computer Room in 2007 and everyone that tours the room comments on how neat the cabling looks, even after six years. They’ve also handled the cabling on six floor renovations over the years. DGI worked closely with me to accurately prepare the installation plan and bill of materials, and quickly and professionally accommodated any changes that came up after construction was underway. We recently completed a migration of our phone system equipment from one floor to another and it involved replacing twenty year old wiring and a prior setup that required expensive support from our phone system provider with a fully traceable, easy to maintain wiring plan that can be managed by our own staff, saving us considerable expense in the long run. With DGI, I get a true partner that acts like an extension of my own team. They’ve taken the time to understand how I want things done and they always meet or exceed my expectations. DGI provides cabling that is top quality, always works, and looks good too!”
Director, IT Operations
Copyright Clearance Center
Providing the Right Qualities and System Offerings to Hallmark Health System
DGI Technologies furnished and installed DIRECTV Head-End Equipment and 300+ HCI IPTVs at Hallmark Health System’s two flagship hospitals – Melrose Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. These HCI IPTVs included custom created screens with content for on-demand access to hospital greetings and information.
Further services provided by DGI Technologies’ sister company, DGI Invisuals, included lobby graphics depicting regional photographs of the Mystic River and surrounding areas, mounted onto plexiglass and installed with stand-off hardware.
- Furnished and installed (2) new 60-channel DIRECTV Head Ends – including (55) television stations and (5) music stations – at MWH and LMH.
- Actively working towards a fully integrated HCI MediaCare2 Software solution to provide Hallmark Health System’s patients and visitors with on-demand educational videos.
- Furnished and installed a new Sound Masking / Speech Privacy solution at Lawrence Memorial Hospital to help with healthcare privacy concerns in their new Urgent Care Center.
- Printed and installed dramatic lobby graphics, custom mounted onto plexiglass with stand-off accents.
“DGI Technologies had all the right qualities and system offerings that we at Hallmark Health System were looking for in a new vendor. The in-room HCI IPTV solution and our new DIRECTV head-end installation have been such a patient satisfier. The next roll-out will be an on-demand interactive solution which will help in educating patients prior to their discharge. The DGI sales team and technical staff have been very supportive during the roll-outs making sure that the patients and their safety was the first priority. We strive to provide the highest quality health care to communities in Boston’s northern suburbs, and when I’ve been challenged to produce a turnkey solution, I continue to turn to DGI Technologies for those integration ideas and solutions.”
Telecommunications & Hospitality Director
“Above and Beyond” Services Provided to FiberNext
DGI Technologies provided fiber optic cable installation and networking on several of FiberNext’s projects, including SCADA system fiber networking at Bird’s Landing Wind farm in CA, power substation fiber optic cabling in Waterville ME, as well as various SCADA control room fit-up, cabling and fiber splicing across the United States.
“Over the last several years I have worked extensively with DGI Technologies. Their can-do attitude prevails throughout the organization: from management through technicians. Their people refuse to disappoint and do whatever is needed to complete a job correctly, on time and on budget. In every instance I have worked with them, DGI personnel have gone above and beyond any reasonable expectations.”
Aaron Henderson, CFOS/I, TPM
Director of Technical Services
Alcatel-Lucent Turns Exclusively to DGI to Fulfill Services
On a variety of projects Alcatel-Lucent turned to us to provide a variety of products and services which included Fiber Optic and Twisted Pair Copper cables, Inside and Outside Cable Plant, Place and Test Telephone Sets and Cutover and Test LEC Services
“Because we are primarily an engineering team without cable installers, we call on DGI Technologies exclusively to fulfill those services when they are needed. Their response time to our requests is always immediate and the quality of work is always the very best.
We have gained such confidence with DGI Technologies that we have utilized them on our OXO systems as well as our larger OXE systems and because of our teaming arrangement with Verizon Business Systems, we have arranged to occasionally have them work directly with Verizon.
The long and short of it is, I have known Sully and his team and they will always be my first choice to provide what I know will be a quality installation on behalf of Alcatel-Lucent. I am sure you will be as pleased to have the DGI organization as a resource and your service provider.”