When it was time to make major upgrades to their DC Bureau, Fox News chose Communications Engineering, Inc., (CEI), of Newington, VA to provide comprehensive system integration services for the project. FNC and CEI worked together to define and execute upgrades to the Bureau’s technical infrastructure. Major changes were made to improve the facility’s HD monitoring capabilities. New systems were added for network channel origination and preparations made to convert the Bureau to a totally tapeless operation. All modifications had to occur within the existing operational footprint, without impeding daily production or the ability to cover breaking news 24/7. The process required CEI to study the Bureau’s workflow and operational spaces, presenting design alternatives within the existing floor space to enable an efficient transition through both the construction and operational upgrade phases.

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