In telecommunication, a technical control facility (TCF) is a physical plant, or a designated and specially configured part thereof, that (a) contains the equipment necessary for ensuring fast, reliable, and secure exchange of information, (b) typically includes distribution frames and associated panels, jacks, and switches and monitoring (http://wiktionary.org/wiki/Transwiki:Monitoring), test, conditioning, and orderwire equipment, and (c) allows telecommunications systems control personnel to exercise operational control of communications paths and facilities, make quality analyses of communications and communications channels, monitor operations and maintenance functions, recognize and correct deteriorating conditions, restore disrupted communications, provide requested on-call circuits, and take or direct such actions as may be required and practical to provide effective telecommunications services.
The successful effort – a culmination of cost, schedule and performance – is impressive when one considers that to construct a building with the same capabilities, officials had initially estimated a cost of $30 million-plus, and projected a year and a half long timeline to complete the project.
The facility is comprised of four 30-ft transportable shelters, three that house communications equipment and one housing a backup generator and uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Clyde Richards, the PM DWTS, said the new facility significantly increases the command, control, communications and computers (C4) capability for warfighters at COB Speicher, relieves the use of tactical units from performing signal functions and is an “innovative solution,” because it’s transportable and reusable at other locations.
Production control rooms and edit suites may have technical equipment that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, but they undergo fairly drastic swings in their lighting loads and number of occupants over the course of a typical day.
It is essential to control vibration at its source, because once it's allowed to transmit into the building structure, vibration from HVAC equipment is widespread and extremely difficult to contain.
As it is distributed throughout the technical spaces, duct work inevitably penetrates the wall, ceilings and floors that are responsible for a room's sound isolation capabilities.
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