Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Syska Hennessy Group Technology provided information technology, audiovisual, and security system design and engineering for the 1.6 million sq. ft. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, one of the world's largest convention centers. The features for this $500 million project include a Visual Information System with over 200 monitors providing information related to expositions, conventions, and current New York City information.

As part of this engagement, Syska also addressed the capability for simultaneous language translation, global teleconferencing through telephone access and microwave transmission, and the integration of computer controlled electronic signage with video inputs for graphics and displays.

In addition, Syska’s security system design included risk analysis, conceptual design development, performance specifications, and construction documents, installation supervision, testing, and commissioning. The design featured a fully integrated closed circuit television, access control, alarm monitoring, watch tour, and intercommunication of subsystems. State-of-the-art microprocessor based CCTV and security system integrates over 800 CCTV cameras, door and panic alarms and card access over a backbone of fiber optics, for both interior and exterior surveillance.