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Thirteen / WNET

Media companies are focused on delivering content to their customers — they can thus benefit from engaging DVI for their technology deployments, whether voice, video, data, wireless or cloud, or even their distribution facilities (e.g., satellite).

For Thirteen WNET DVI designed and oversaw the implementation of WNET Channel 13’s administrative and studio infrastructure, which includes full telephony and data communications systems supporting HDTV studios, and 20 HDTV editing suites. DVI also designed and deployed the network’s security systems, including CCTV, access control, and intruder detection system for the new HQ at 450 West 33rd Street, New York. The site’s technology systems include ACD, voice mail, CTI, carrier web hosting services, and remote computing enhancements. DVI also designed the network’s computer room and infrastructure for voice and data. The voice system features PBX and a sophisticated ACD subsystem that is critical to WNET’s fund-raising drives used for both inbound and outbound calling. A fiber optic and backup microwave network interconnects studio transmitters (primary and backup) at the the WTC (at the time) and Empire State buildings. A C-band earth station was also used for TVRO video distribution.

DVI Communications -provided technology and security consulting services to Thirteen! WNET New York during the 1997- 1998 construction of and relocation to its leased facility at 450 West 33rd Street. Working long and hard with various consultants and contractors and Thirteen’s internal management and staff, DV’s experts guided Thirteen through a successful move in December 1998. During the course of the project, DVJ responded to Thirteen’s challenging and evolving demands, and contributed to the Cost-efficient construction of a state of the art office, broadcast and post-production facility.”

-Carmen M. DiRienzo, Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs