American Red Cross
Disaster Operations Center
AV Integration for Non-Profits
Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Audio Visual System
The American Red Cross’ Emergency Operations center in San Diego is responsible for disaster response coordination for the entirety of San Diego county. At any given time, they must be prepared for any and all manner of catastrophes or natural disasters and keep the city they serve in as functional a state as humanly possible and ensure that the people of our beautiful city are well taken care of in moments of gravest need.
To support this courageous endeavor, the American Red Cross called on Fluid Sound to design and implement a technology solution capable of offering them all the top-down management and relief effort coordination tools necessary to provide the fastest and most effective emergency response to those who need it most. We answered that call with a fully integrated multi-display system complete with touch-sensitive map tables, news source monitoring, relief team task coordination and management, HD video conferencing for live coordination with other facilities, and much more. The people of San Diego can rest assured that the its Emergency Operations Center is more than sufficiently outfitted to handle any situation that might arise.
Press & Media Coverage
Our work with the Red Cross’s San Diego Chapter Disaster Operations Center (CDOC) garnered the attention of Sound & Video Contractor, a leading digital magazine of the professional AV industry. They did an extensive writeup on how our systems integration is now helping the Red Cross respond to emergencies and crises in a more timely manner by giving their employees and volunteers—even those in remote locations—access to real-time data and information.
Crestron, whose devices we used for content distribution and AV switching, also featured the Red Cross project in one of their case studies. And NEC, our source for display and projection technology, gave some attention to this important project in a lengthy writeup on their website.