The News from 2015

Bemidji, Minnesota: Lakeland Public Television, producing and operating multiple channels in northern Minnesota (KAWE & KAWB), decided to move into new headquarters during 2015 and transform its technical broadcast platform at the same time. Facing a Sundance automation replacement for its TV channels due to near-term obsolescence, Lakeland's senior management sought an integrated broadcast software solution utilizing IT commodity hardware for cost-effectiveness. Their technical approach and focus tracks the broadcast industry's trend away from proprietary solutions and towards support for the emerging media industry standards generated under the BXF, AIM, SMPTE, and AMWA industry/vendorgroup associations.

Alexandria,Virginia.: HA Design Group has completed the build out and commissioning of the PBS DDMS (Disaster Recovery,Diversity & Maintenance Site) that began with off-site integration efforts at the HA Design Facility in Springfield, Virginia. The new PBS network operations center (NOC)system is a fully functional back-up NOC since 2015 with the IT-oriented systems and racks (22) commissioned onsite at the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) location.

Washington, D.C. -- April 2015: HA Design Group has begun the Phase 2 design and technical documentation upgrade for CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau news and media facilities.

Bethesda, Maryland -- March 2015: A new NIH campus-based television operations center is under design that will enhance the campus-wide support and dissemination of live meeting and campus events bringing together world-class scientists to exchange and communicate NIH's world-renowned biological and medical research.

Atlanta, Georgia -- February 2015: HA Design Group has been selected by Georgia Public Broadcasting to update their two audio control room capabilities with a project for the design, engineering, and installation of two Studer Vista 9 consoles.

Alexandria, Virginia -- January 2015: HA Design Group collaborated with the PBS WARN project team to design, integrate, and incorporate a new messaging platform into PBS's broadcast channel origination and distribution platform. The new national messaging platform, known as WARN, is under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). WARN will soon replace the older EAS (Emergency Alert System) that uses the PBS distribution capabilities for the communication of breaking news and events to a nationwide audience.