Command Center & Control Room Solutions
Command and Control Communications Engineering & Logistics LLC (C³EL) is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) that specializes in designing, manufacturing, and delivering turnkey command center solutions to the DoD and Law Enforcement. Our team has extensive prior military background supporting real-world operations in theater and in the US. C³EL has successful past performance operating within Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs), as well as building command centers, briefing centers, conference rooms, and supporting infrastructure at the highest visibility levels in the industry.
Our team is adept at all aspects of preferred DoD engineering processes. Senior management deploys directly with our teams to maintain the highest standards of quality. Our Engineers, Technicians, and staff excel at coordinating with the Operations, Communications, Intel, Facilities and Security Directorates, as well as other base entities. Our work history demonstrates our capacity to successfully design, build, and quality control systems and centers for our DoD clients. We can deliver a complete, end-to-end command center with a single point of responsibility.
We are a uniquely qualified defense company, with personnel who understand our role as contractors working within secure DoD locations. Our teams are experts at building multi-classification systems in a DoD environment. We have a thorough understanding of Information Assurance requirements (IA), related documentation and processes, Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705 and all required regulations and directives needed to engineer and build in a secure facility. We have extensive experience in international and war-zone logistics. We design, deploy and build end-to-end command center and control room solutions worldwide.
Our core expertise is in building and integrating control rooms, command centers, network operations centers (NOCs), security operations centers (SOCs), joint operations centers (JOCs), and intelligence operations centers (IOCs). We execute projects worldwide, CONUS or OCONUS, in-theatre or otherwise. We have extensive experience in the Middle East and globally bringing the same level of acumen and attention to detail to every project.
DUNS #: 078458404
Cage Code: 6RMR0
333318: Other Commercial and Service Industry
334111: Electronic Computer Manufacturing
334290: Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing
334310: Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
517410: Satellite Telecommunications
541340: Drafting Services
541490: Other Specialized Design Services
541512: Computer Systems Design Services
541513: Computer Facilities Management Services
561210: Facilities Support Services
811213: Communication Equipment Repair and Maintenance
541990: All Other Professional, Scientific & Technical
541611: Administrative Management & General Management
Consulting Services Services
OUR PROJECT TEAMS
From concept through completion, our Project Teams excel at thinking outside of the box. We deliver the best and most affordable custom solutions to our DoD clientele. We execute projects worldwide, CONUS or OCONUS, with the same level of attention to detail and acumen. We ensure our clients’ specific needs are met by conducting careful reviews of the scope of work with key decision makers. Our team understands that A/V solutions aren’t generalizable and require unique solutions for each project.
Our logistics operation delivers worldwide, shipping all the required materials for each job. Our buyers are vendor agnostic, meaning we show no brand preference when designing our solutions. Our main goal is the positive usability experience for our end user based on the specific needs, requirements, and desired outcomes of the project. Our entire Project Team are all direct employees of C³EL. This unique advantage allows us to quickly clear all preliminary site access credential reviews while expediting project goals and timelines. Our ability to construct, while adhering to Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), allows us to build in most SCIF sites, saving our clients money and time by preventing the need for additional contracting. Following the completion of the installation, our Project Team moves forward with training the relevant personnel on the changes to the system. This entails the creation of a user guide, for reference after our team’s departure, as well as instruction on initiation of the system, an outline of video and audio routing for the system, and instructions on the control schematics used to manage the system.
OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE
C³EL provides full-time industry certified professionals and Engineers to support the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities required to service A/V equipment during its operational lifecycle. C³EL’s support professionals provide thorough Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMI) leading to a reduction in life-cycle replacement of the A/V equipment by ensuring systems operate at recommended manufacturer specifications. Our team has set up and maintained the Solar Winds Network Management Systems used to monitor critical IP systems. We have even developed our own custom written program to monitor the health of the A/V system hardware in real time, enabling technicians to resolve any issues before they are noticed by end users.
C³EL’s onsite support personnel diagnose and troubleshoot the technologies commonly deployed in today’s modern A/V solutions. We have direct experience resolving issues associated with cabling, fiber optic infrastructure, A/V transmitters/receivers, as well as display equipment such as monitors, video walls and projectors. C³EL’s support personnel troubleshoot and optimize the gain structure of the audio system (microphones, DSP’s, audio amplifiers, and speakers) for the best acoustic performance in any room.
C³EL’s support personnel also ensure the IP based systems in the A/V control network infrastructure are properly configured, operate reliably and securely by maintaining compliance with the organizations IA policies. C³EL’s onsite personnel serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to our customers, providing the best practices and cost-effective recommendations when new A/V capabilities are needed to meet future mission requirements. C³EL’s onsite support personnel are responsible for the configuration management of the A/V systems and ensure the A/V O&M documentation is always up to date. Our Technicians are responsible for maintaining backups of the A/V O&M configuration data to prevent data loss from catastrophic events or unforeseen obstacles. We strive to optimize and maintain the performance of the entire system with a high degree of availability and reliability, in a cost-effective manner.
LED LCD DLP
Projection Edge Blending
Video Conferencing Systems
Custom Mounts & Structures
Paging & Intercom Systems
Public Address Systems
Emergency Announcement Systems
Intrusion Detection Systems
Closed Circuit TV
Crestron & AMX Control Programming
Design & 3D
Access Flooring Systems
& Support Systems
Furnishings & Space
International & FOB
USEUCOM | Joint Operations Center (JOC) and Senior Decision Cell (SDC) | Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
C³EL was tasked with replacing two aging large projector systems in the United States European Command (USEUCOM), Headquarters Joint Operations Center (JOC) and the Senior Decision Cell (SDC) with two new Leyard DirectLight 2 LED Video Wall Systems. In addition to the design and integration of both LED walls and new video processors, the scope included the demolition, and engineering, and construction of a new wall that would support the new JOC video wall. Our team deployed C³EL technicians and one of our master programmers to Stuttgart, Germany to fully integrate the video walls in the existing complex A/V system. The USEUCOM JOC installation was the largest Leyard DirectLight 2 LED Video Wall system integration to date in the DoD. The project was successfully completed on time and on budget.
Royal Qatari Air Force | Doha, Qatar | Air Operations Control Center Integration
C³EL collaborated with Raytheon and Extron in the design and integration of the Qatari airport operations center video distribution system located at Al Udeid Air Force Base, Doha Qatar. The project included multiple HD projectors, advanced video processing, digital video, and audio distribution, and custom programming.
NASA Mission Control Room 1 & 2 | Cape Canaveral, FL | Command Center Integration
C³EL was brought in to upgrade the two Mission Control Command Centers, used by both USAF and NASA. The sites purposes include monitoring rocket launches, satellite launches, and rocket testing. Our mission included upgrading the dual projection display system, building new projection screens, installing upgraded audio speakers and microphones throughout the facility, installing touch panel control panels for the A/V system, as well as routing all the data for the A/V systems to their respective endpoints. This process was completed in duplicate for both command centers.
USEUCOM | Virtual Desktop Integration | Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
C³EL provided a support team of engineers and technicians to upgrade over 3,000 desktop workstations from PCs to zero client virtual desktop architecture. This work included planning and implementing the desktop hardware change outs and working with the command networks and system administration staff to provision the new zero clients on two network enclaves.
USEUCOM | Deputy Commander (DCO) Suite | Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany Multi-Classification VTC
This project was a life cycle replacement (LCR) and upgrade of the DCOM office suite. The installation was comprised of Thinklogical matrix system with VTC capabilities supporting multiple network enclaves and included remote keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) routing for all PC’s.
USCENTCOM Forward Headquarters | Al Udeid Air Base, Doha, Qatar
C³EL modernized the AV/VTC system of the headquarters by removing the legacy systems—removing outdated rack equipment including, displays, three Barco video walls, and old cabling. The project included supplying 143 pallets of equipment, as well as designing and implementing a full upgrade of seventeen rooms, those being the Commander’s, Deputy Commander’s, the Joint Operations Center (JOC), the Enterprise Operations Center (EOC), and conference rooms small and large. All of these rooms included multiple VTC solutions. C³EL also built two Planar 8×3 LED Video Walls and one 10x3 LED videowall for the headquarters, upgraded all displays with new, 98-, 65-, and 55-inch displays, and tested all of the cabling throughout the building. Manufacturers included in this project were Crestron control systems, Thinklogical fiber matrixes, Biamp Digital Signal Processors, Cisco networking devices, and GVision Digital Signage.
USEUCOM | Mission Command Center (MCC) | A/V Technical Support O & M
C³EL provides advanced A/V technical, engineering, and programming support for the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Mission Command Center (MCC). Our staff served as technical A/V SMEs, configuration managers, master-level programmers and network/server administrator that support, maintain, service, and monitor all C4 Systems for the USEUCOM Plans and Operation Division. Our C³EL staff also served as technical advisors to the USEUCOM J3 Leadership regarding the current health of the complex A/V system, future requirements, special projects, new systems integration, and lifecycle replacement efforts. The USEUCOM Mission Command Center (MCC) consists of key operational rooms, including Joint Operations Center (JOC), Senior Decision Cell (SDC), the Focal Point Operations Center (FPOC), and various Contingency Operations (COOP) sites. There are also six collaboration spaces in the JOC that can operate at multiple classifications levels and provide additional VTC capabilities.
USEUCOM | Mission Command Center (MCC) | A/V System Status Processor | Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany System Monitoring Tools
The MCC A/V system uses a heavily customized Crestron, Java, and Adobe Flash code framework to deliver all content seamlessly throughout the facility. The complexity of the system requires constant automated monitoring of all A/V capacities including but not limited to private network resource availability, total system CPU usage, and equipment health status. The tool is a custom written code that uses a stand-alone processor to host a web page displaying a visual overview (and alert) of critical hardware, server applications, and software. Essentially, the program monitors A/V systems that are mission-critical to the command center. The monitoring status boxes will turn from green, amber, to red based on the criticality of the failure in communication. This monitoring page is displayed in a 24/7 Ops environment and enables the team to have an instant snapshot of the overall health of various A/V components. This tool has increased system reliability and availability times by nearly 35% since our development and implementation. The tool also has reduced outages and downtimes by enabling technicians to take a more preventive approach to maintain the A/V system. This program can be customized to most system environments.
USSOCOM War Gaming Center (WGC) | MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida | Command Center Integration
C³EL designed and built the A/V and VTC systems for the SOCOM Alternate War Gaming Center (WGC) a 1,500 square foot room, with four high-definition (HD) projectors and twelve 65-inch LCD screens. Our team implemented a custom Crestron program, a custom BIAMP DaVinci user interface for the audio system, and a digital signage encoder server with ten DMA receivers. We also installed a video recording suite, automated lighting, and a custom laser highlighting system to support this project.
USEUCOM | Operations Division Office Renovation | Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
The project scope was to demolish and remove existing infrastructure, install a modular access floor system, and integrate all new data, voice and audio-visual systems for a 5,000-square foot space supporting 65 users. This work included coordination to trace and disconnect existing power, the installation of data and voice category 5 (Cat5), the install of fiber optics cable distribution to the area without affecting adjacent spaces. The project also required the installation of new power distribution to the area, as well as the install and update of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and A/V systems.
USEUCOM | Layer 1 Data Center Expansion | Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
The project scope entailed the design and integration of multiple intermediate distribution frames (IDF) and cross-connect cable systems in the headquarters (HQ) primary data center. The project required the installation of five racks, with power and grounding used as cross-connects for the existing systems. We utilized Modular and High- Density Feed-Thru fiber optic patch panels - Single-Mode and Multi-Mode MTP pre-terminated fiber - to patch between IDFs via new overhead suspended cable trays, in total supporting 1,500 users.
USAFRICOM | The Pentagon in Washington, D.C | Multi-Classification VTC
C³EL renovated the A/V and VTC systems for the AFRICOM Liaison Office (ALO). The project consisted of removing the legacy system and building a new system based on current AFRICOM standards. The system included multiple classification VTC operations.
USAFRICOM | Kelly Barracks Stuttgart, Germany | O&M Technical Services
C³EL currently provides full-time O&M system support engineers covering networks, A/V systems and programming to the USAFRICOM Joint Operations Center (JOC). This is one of the largest AMX and Thinklogical systems in existence. In addition to O&M support, C³EL completed numerous projects for the command comprised of medium-sized conference rooms, and the installation Command Center. Each of these rooms included multiple classification VTC solutions.
Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) | Kelly Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
C³EL renovated the SOCAF Commander’s office systems. The project included installation of multiple classification VTC systems, Extron Fox fiber optics video distribution, ClearOne audio, AMX control system and programming. Additionally, C³EL provided multiple technicians to support of the migration of 1,500 users to a new command specific enclave. This work was comprised of desktop and transmitter radio (TR) installations, as well as patching migrating user accounts into the active directory.
2nd Infantry Division | Camp Red Cloud | Uijeongbu, Korea
C³EL renovated the A/V systems for two 45-seat command centers and three Operations Planning Team (OPT) rooms. The project started with requirements analysis, building a design plan, developing systems, support infrastructure and facilities designs, supporting procurement, and shipping. A team of six personnel was deployed to receive the shipments in country and integrate the systems. The project included installation of two Extron Fox Matrix 144 X 144 high-resolution video distribution matrix systems over fiber optic layer 1 infrastructure, as well as the installation of a fiber optic distribution system, ans custom programming to connect all the A/V systems together to share multiple classification video teleconferencing (VTC) resources. Lastly, we integrated the new system with over 100 personal computer sources. The system included multiple projector arrays with edge blending, multiple camera video production systems, CCTV, SATCOM connectivity and custom digital audio system.
USSOCOM JOC GMSC & Battle Bridge | MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida | Command Center Integration
JOC: C³EL took part in the redesign and upgrade of the JOC command center (real-world operation center), specifically its Gateway Mobile Switching Center (GMSC), fitting 50 workstations with multiple enclaves and networks (NIPR/SIPR/JWICS). The room was upgraded to utilize a Direct view LED Planar TWA1.2 10x4 55” video wall, three Cisco SX80 VTC units which allow encrypted messaging, and six VTC cameras which are positioned throughout the command center to allow for full audience participation in any communication.
Battle Bridge: This is the Commanders briefing room for critical operations planning; the room is overlooking the JOC. Our team connected the Command room through the same Extron Fox Matrix 320 X 320 as the JOC, allowing for Command to have one-way access to JOC’s information feeds. The Battle Bridge ties into the network with a full access to the JOC’s A/V system, allowing for complete monitoring of operations. The Battle Bridge is also capable of running as its own separate JOC as needed.