Bridges SI Wins SCN Install of the Year for State Department’s Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC)
HERNDON, Va., November 9, 2020 – Bridges System Integration is proud to announce that it has received SCN’s Install of the Year Award for the immersive audiovisual project at FASTC. The facility is a massive multipurpose complex that consolidates the resources from 11 existing sites and facilitates the training of 2,000 special agents on an ongoing basis, as well as 10,000 additional engineers, couriers, technicians, and security professionals from the State Department and the US foreign service community.
Bridges SI engineered and implemented a campus-wide enterprise IP system for the entire facility. The system comprised of hundreds of networked audio and camera distribution components that were mounted throughout multiple areas, all over fiber infrastructure. The solution was based on key components from our technology partners QSC, Atlas-IED, Middle Atlantic, and others.
Bridges SI Achieves AVIXA (Formerly InfoComm International) AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) Distinction
HERNDON, Va., January 5, 2018 – Bridges System Integration (Bridges SI) has qualified as an AVIXA AV Provider of Excellence, or APEx. The AVIXA APEx program is a marketing recognition program for integration companies and AV design consulting firms dedicated to upholding industry excellence by providing quality service to customers.
The AVIXA APEx program recognizes companies based on the number of employees holding key industry certifications, including AVIXA’s CTS credential, completion of continuing education classes, and positive customer survey responses. APEx providers must also prove that they meet or exceed the requirements within 2 ANSI/INFOCOMM standards, the Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes and the AV System Performance Verification Standard, to foster better communication between the AV provider and the client.
Bridges SI Joins USAV, a National Network of ProAV Integrators
USAV Expands National Network with Addition of Seven Integrators in 2014
Denver, Colo.—Aug. 27, 2014—USAV, an association of leading professional audio–visual (ProAV) integrators, added seven new members in the first half of 2014. Of the seven, Cibola Systems and Bridges Systems Integration will be participating as part of the USAV integration services group. The remaining five companies will be part of the USAV buying group.
Bridges SI awarded Prime Position on $60 Million DOS VTC Equipment and Services Contract
Contract #SAQMMA14D0074: “Video Teleconference Solutions Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ)” has been added to the competitively bid products and services available to DOS offices, bureaus, and posts throughout the nation. The contract includes one base-year and four option-years.
HERNDON, Va., April 21, 2014 – Bridges System Integration LLC (Bridges SI), a provider of mission-critical technology-based collaboration systems, solutions, and services for the Public and Private sectors, was notified Friday, April 18, 2014, that it has been selected as a prime contractor on the Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Information Resources Management (IRM) Video Teleconference (VTC) Solutions IDIQ contract.
Bridges SI Appoints Matt Flebbe, PMP, CTS, MCTS as Senior Project Manager
Herndon, Virginia, October 11, 2013 – Bridges SI is proud to announce the addition of Matt Flebbe, Senior Project Manager, to the team as of today, October 11, 2013. Mr. Flebbe has been a leader in the AV industry for nearly the last decade and has extensive experience developing Project Management Office (PMO) processes that have directly lead to increased efficiencies and effectiveness… For the full press release, read more here.
As of Monday October 6, 2013, Bridges SI has officially relocated to a brand new headquarters facility in Herndon, VA. The new building, located near the junction of Fairfax County Parkway and the Dulles Toll Road (VA-267), brings Bridges SI closer to the nation’s capital and increases the overall capacity of the company as a whole. The headquarters relocation and expansion project has been developed internally by Bridges SI personnel, and the finished product will feature products and workmanship from our closest partners and vendors.
The transition marks an exciting change for both Bridges SI employees and customers. With the new facility, employees and resources are consolidated into a single, open-office environment that promotes interactivity and improves workflow. For customers, the building provides a means for increased logistics and warehouse capabilities. In addition, there will be various technology demo and showcase spaces which will enable hands-on customer familiarization and interaction with major technology and equipment releases.
“This is one of the most important accomplishments for the company to date,” says Joe Graziano, Bridges SI Partner. “The new facility is designed to promote a cohesive, collaborative environment which will increase our overall quality and efficiency.”
Spatial expansion, convenience in location, and a fiber-based technology backbone are all critical aspects to the facility upgrade. The facility accommodates all current Bridges SI manpower and includes significant provisioning for future talent and acquisitions. While the facility draws nearer and nearer to completion, the headquarters relocation and expansion project itself will remain a living and breathing model for years to come. Stay tuned for more updates as well as a closer look at some of the technological advancements made possible by the company’s new home. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Bridges SI plays key role in design and build of advanced HHS command center
Bridges System Integration LLC (Bridges SI) had the pleasure of supporting the design and build of the Health & Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) new Program Integrity Command Center. CMS’s mission is to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries. The focus of the command center is to reduce Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Bridges SI teamed with CMS senior leadership to create a robust, high-resolution collaboration environment. The center will be home for experts in data analytics, fraud investigation, policy and clinicians. The ability to share data across teams, as well as work with other agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was a paramount design objective for the project.
The center features a blended knowledge wall that highlights key information for all of the disciplines. The visualization of real-time data helps identify fraud and allows the experts to transition from data mining into a meaningful investigation of criminal activity. Multiple “pods” were designed and built to support an arsenal of technology, thus assisting in combating criminal activity. These pods share data to the knowledge wall and relevant agencies outside CMS through high-definition videoconferencing.
The knowledge wall is comprised of 10 rear-mounted projectors blended together creating a single seamless image. The entire composited image can be archived for after-action reviews, distribution or for creating a data library for import supporting future investigations. In addition, an executive conference room overlooks the command center to provide an additional technology workspace to support the command center.
Since January of this year, CMS has recovered over $4 billion in fraudulent payments. 2012 has seen the largest health care fraud bust in our country’s history. Bridges SI is proud to play a role in keeping health care dollars with the citizens with whom they are intended to serve. Below is the video CMS crafted showcasing their new facility.
We are thrilled to finally open the doors to our brand new website! We’ve been dedicating serious time and effort in the conception, design, and development of what we hope to be an ultimate online experience and representation of who we are.
As we continue to grow as a company, so will our website. We will constantly be uploading new pages, pictures, media, and much, much, more. For this is only the beginning!
Please browse around and make yourself at home. We already have lots to look at – in fact, we suggest you start with our portfolio to get a visual understanding of what we do. In just our mere two years of existence, we are very proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far, and that will only continue to make us work harder. We know you’ll like what you see.
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