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Audio Video Systems Wins Award for Installation of Briefing Room Used by Secretary of Defense and Other Military Leaders

For the second year in a row, Audio Video Systems, Inc. (AVS), a leading systems integration firm for government, military and commercial organizations, has received the “Best Government AV Project (Federal)” award as part of Pro AV Magazine’s second annual Spotlight Awards program. The award was given for the installation of the audiovisual system in the Press Briefing Room (PBR) at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA.

AVS was selected as the A/V integrator to design and build a replacement system, for the aging briefing room. The Pentagon PBR is the face of the U.S. military to the world. Briefings by leaders at the highest levels of the U.S. military and government held in the PBR are seen around the world daily. The design and build of the replacement system was intended to provide a broadcast and production system utilizing state-of-the-art high definition technologies. The facility, a flagship high-definition system amongst government agencies, puts the U.S. military at the leading edge of digital media.

“We are honored to again be recognized by Pro AV and our industry peers for our work,� says Matt Komos, chief operating officer at AVS. “The Pentagon Press Briefing Room installation was a unique project and a daunting task for AVS because of the breadth and depth of the system, as well as the short timeframe that we had to complete the job.� The project was designed and built in less than one year. Usually a job of this magnitude can take approximately two years.

“Receiving this award again reiterates the hard work, talent and dedication of the staff at Audio Video Systems,� says Komos. “We take pride in the quality of work we do in every project, and this is one we are especially proud to have as part of our portfolio.�

This audiovisual install/upgrade brought the PBR system from a hybrid of analog and digital components to a fully digital core system with the ability to support multiple digital formats and future audio/video technologies. The old facility had two separate systems: one for Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) and one for the Pentagon briefing room/broadcast side. The new systems are shared by both groups and work both individually and in conjunction with each other. A full description of the project, along with pictures, is now featured on avsinc.net.

The Spotlight Awards recognize the best professional audio/video installations designed for corporate, educational, and other non-residential applications. Winning projects are being featured in the July 2009 issue of Pro AV Magazine, which covers the professional audio and video industry, and in an upcoming issue of ARCHITECT Magazine.

AVS has designed and integrated systems for government agencies and the military in the Washington, D.C. region, and around the world, since the company was founded. As a long-term partner with the Pentagon Renovation (PENREN) program, AVS has been responsible for design and integration of A/V systems for many of the Pentagon’s briefing facilities.

About Audio Video Systems, Inc.

Specializing in government installations, AVS’ core competency and major focus lies in designing, installing and maintaining integrated audio, video and control facilities for a wide variety of environments including classrooms, command and control centers, conference rooms, SCIFs, training facilities, auditoriums and more. For the last three years, AVS has been ranked as a top ten Small Technology Company in the Washington D.C. region by the Washington Business Journal. AVS has also been named to the Inc. 5000 list for the last two years.

Established in 1992, AVS is a privately owned, certified small business headquartered in Chantilly, VA, dedicated to serving federal, state and local government agencies, higher education institutions and commercial enterprises worldwide. For additional information about AVS, go to www.avsinc.net or call 703-263-1002.

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