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American Museum of Natural History

DVI has the expertise to assist Clients that focus on their day-to-day tasks and look to engage a technology provider that can speak their language and handle all the technical deployment matters on their behalf.


For the American Museum of Natural History DVI has completed a number of projects for AMNH, including the following:

  • DVI managed the deployment of an extensive Fiberoptic Backbone (Campus).  DVI planned, designed and engineered the information technology cabling and data communications infrastructure for this world-class museum, which is also a leading international research institution.  This required DVI to develop a technology standard powerful enough to support the Museum’s continuous expansion and extensive communications and research needs.  The end result included a campus-wide, fault tolerant, fiber-optic backbone infrastructure that was designed to support telecommunications, data, and video systems throughout the 23 building campus, and which encompasses several National Historic Landmark Buildings. It also supports a myriad of research functions, including work on the human genome research, and various other super-computer based projects. “Using the World Wide Web, interactive television, books, classroom curricula, and more, the National Center [National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology] creates programs and educational materials designed to connect people of all ages to scientists and scientific discovery in the laboratory, in the field, and even in outer space.”
  • For the Rose Center for Earth and Space and The New Hayden Planetarium DVI also developed the information transport systems (cabling) for both of which were re-opened in 2000.  The Rose Center is the state-of-the-art facility in its field.  The telecommunications and information technology systems, designed and supported by DVI sustain “the most technologically advanced Sky Theater in existence.”  The Planetarium has the capacity to send imagery and educational programming across the country, thus serving as the preeminent interpretive connection between local communities and national science information systems.  Further information is available in Scientific American’s February 2000 profile of the facilities, entitled: “When the Sky Is Not the Limit.”  The facility sports real-time tie-ins to JPL, NASA, Goddard, various universities, and the Hubbell Space Telescope.  This facility also includes state-of-the-art interactive multimedia systems for use by Museum visitors.
  • Additionally DVI performed an evaluation of the Museum’s ACD/VRU telephone system to identify cases for excessive delays in queue, blocking and customer complaints.  DVI recommended several corrective measures to improve ACD performance.  
  • For the Natural Sciences Building DVI provided the design, engineering and implementation management for the telecom cabling in the Museum’s new facility.  

“DVI has consistently provided insightful, professional, and well-considered service in real-world situations that have greatly benefited information technologies here at the Museum, always keeping our goals foremost. I am happy to recommend them unequivocally.”— William K. Barnett, Ph. D., (former) Director, Network Systems and Interdepartmental Laboratories, American Museum of Natural History.