NTI’s expertise is often largely unseen, but is mission critical for the technology of our lives.
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Cabling InfrastructureNTI provides Structured Cabling Design which comprises a system to support all data/voice/TV communications within the building or through the project site.
AV DistributionAudio Video distribution refers to the ability to host the AV ‘content’ in a central place and distribute it to multiple places throughout a building, around a campus, or across a town or country. The infrastructure design in commercial environments is critical to the reliable delivery of high quality audio and visual signals where they are heard and displayed.
CCTV CamerasSecurity cameras are often fixed position units that are strategically located to observe entrance and exit locations. Increased security can be accomplished (inside and outside) by using pan-tilt-zoom cameras and/or an audio feed and live monitoring capabilities.
Access ControlAccess control refers to the control of entrances and exits of a building, parking garage, outside area or secure places within a building. Card readers are most commonly deployed to identify an individual, when the specific identity of the person is necessary. For higher security needs
biometric and retinal scanning technologies are implemented.
Cellular CoverageIn places where hundreds or thousands of people congregate, cellular reception can be diminished or rendered unavailable by "user overload" In these cases, a cellular enhancement system is often the best solution. This might require cellular enhancement or a full DAS (Distributed Antennae System) depending on individual situation. A DAS can also be required where native networks are already pushed to the limits or where service is poor.
Meeting Room SystemsMeeting room systems allow management of multiple tasks/systems in a meeting room (boardroom, conference room, ballroom) by using a keypad or touch panel control including the audio volume, projectors, display screens, the video content source, as well as the blackout shading.
ConferencingVideo-Conference –Technologies used for video conferencing vary widely depending on the capabilities desired by the facility.
Tele-Conference – Tele-conferencing utilizes one or more telephones and/or computers to conduct remote meetings between two or more locations.
Web-Conference – Utilizing the Internet for interactive conferencing events between multiple remote locations.
Wireless ConnectivityThe term wireless can be misleading since it actually requires a ‘wired’ connection to work effectively. For example, in almost any large building or campus environment, in order to provide building or campus-wide wireless connectivity, a cabling design must employ Wireless Access Points which tie to the existing Structured Cabling System to provide the required connectivity.
Digital SignageA common application in commercial facilities is that of a visual information display system. This may be comprised of a meeting directory, a displayed agenda with weather and news, a touch screen way-finder, or simple room identification.
POS SystemsA Point-Of-Sale system is a means to execute, record and manage cash and credit transactions. Such data collected from a transaction is integrated into accounting, inventory control systems, property management and other systems.
Lighting ControlA lighting control system refers to an intelligent, centrally controlled
solution that aligns the lighting in a particular space with that required of the use of the space. Often the lighting controls may be integrated with AV controls. In addition to the convenience of centralized control, a properly designed lighting control system offers the potential for significant energy saving.
Educational TechnologiesThese systems vary by specific environments, each with the objective of using technology systems to assist with learning at all levels of education, such as K-12 classroom systems, higher education distance learning technologies, and corporate university initiatives. They very often involve a combination of classroom systems and interactive learning systems for remote use.
Video WallA video wall consists of multiple digital displays configured to present a
single visual, often used as a signature of the facility in which it resides. The content can vary widely depending on objective. For example, it could be a mosaic that accents the elegance of the space, a 3D visual that is a centerpiece of its environment, or even a waterfall with audio to capture the imagination. More sophisticated video walls integrate an interactive component.