City of Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center Chooses MediaWall 4200

LA Emergency Operations Center

When the City of Los Angeles faced the challenge of implementing systems for a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC), it turned to Spectrum Integrated Technology Consulting Group. Spectrum developed the overall Vision, provided the specialized audio-visual systems design and integration skills that did not exist within the City's own departments, and articulated the vital features and specifications for the solution.

The EOC facility is housed in an earthquake resistant, base-isolated building.

Facilities are shared by three stakeholders: the Emergency Management Department (EMD), the Los Angeles Police Department's Real Time Analysis and Critical Response (RACR) Division, and the Los Angeles Fire Department Operations Control Dispatch (OCD) and Department Operations Center (DOC).

In designing the EMD Main Coordination Room (MCR), Spectrum ITC Group chose the MediaWall 4200 Display Processor, based upon its proven track record in Military Command and Control and Emergency Control Centers. The MediaWall is an easy-to-use, flexible, high-performance, real-time display processor with dual-redundant power supplies.

"The design of the wall with the MW4200 allows the Emergency Management Department to meet their goal of sharing critical news and information with all EOC staff responding to major events" said John Bilar Jr., CTS, Vice President of Technology at Spectrum ITC Group. "To assure the images are deliverable to the screens in the event of primary matrix system failure, the MW 4200 is utilized both in a primary full-wall mode, and in a bypass mode for fallback capability" said Bilar.

The 20' wide display wall utilizes four high-resolution TITAN projectors from Digital Projection Systems. The rear-projection arrangement is mounted in a customized seismic-rated structure provided by RP Visuals of Santa Ana, CA. Distribution and display of data is all digital, making the EOC one of the largest and most AV-capable facilities in the world.


SPECTRUM Integrated Technology Consulting Group is located in Oceanside and Los Angeles, California. Spectrum specializes in Audio Visual Systems Design, Engineering, Integration and Project Oversight/Technical Management as an end-user advocate. As a former AV Design/Build Contractor for top Aerospace, Defense and Corporate clients, Spectrum merges strong practical field experience with skillful application of technology, allowing its clients to view critical data, decide on a path of action, and execute their plans in support of their mission. Major projects have included Classified Command Centers, Corporate Flagship Buildings, Videoconferencing, Customized Presentation & Meeting Facilities, and Touch Panel Control Systems. For more information, please contact John Bilar, CTS or visit

Photo Credits:

[1] "Images provided courtesy Spectrum ITC Group". [2] "Radiation Plume Simulation image from Operation Golden Phoenix used with permission by NPS Center for Asymmetric Warfare."

RGB Spectrum is a leading designer and manufacturer of mission-critical, real-time audio-visual solutions for a civilian, government, and military client base. The company offers integrated hardware, software, and control systems to satisfy the most demanding requirements. Since 1987, RGB Spectrum has been dedicated to helping its customers achieve Better Decisions. Faster.