March 01, 2006
Maryland Transportation Authority's New LDV Mobile Command Post to be Showcased at GOVSEC
Baltimore, MD- A customized mobile command post built by LDV, Inc., has been delivered for use by the State of Maryland Transportation Authority. It will be the centerpiece of LDV's booth at this year's Government Security Expo and Conference scheduled to take place at the Washington D.C. Convention Center April 26 and 27. GOVSEC is the only event that brings together federal, state and local levels of government, law enforcement and emergency responders all in one place at one time. This year over 10,000 attendees are expected to view the exhibits and participate in the various training classes and seminars.
According to Pamela Thorne, Public Information Officer at the Maryland Transportation Authority, this command center will be utilized for disaster event coordination and communications as well as planned crowd control situations. The unit is powered by a Freightliner M2 with a Caterpillar C7 300 HP diesel engine, an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission and has a 54,000 pound GVWR.
The all aluminum body is constructed of .125 aluminum and a welded tread-plate roof and features a 72-inch high by 144-inch long by 30-inch deep custom slide-out area This incorporates a full perimeter air seal and dual wiper retainers to form the industry's only weather proof slide-out.
The interior features light-weight powder-coated aluminum cabinets with durable anodized aluminum frames, solid surface countertops, and non-skid commercial grade PVC flooring.
The command post has five 20-inch LCD TV monitors, one 42-inch plasma TV with electronic overlay, four 17-inch LCD monitors and one 15-inch LCD TV monitor. These are capable of receiving digital satellite TV, closed circuit video from multiple cameras and DVD/VHS recorders, as well as local off-air and cable TV stations.
It is equipped with multiple expandable electronic racks that contain one 32 X 32 computer-controlled audio/video router. A radio interoperability system is connected to various VHF, UHF, and 800 MHz radios and a microwave audio/video downlink system capable of receiving audio and video from a helicopter. It also contains a 24-port computer network switch, server, cellular and satellite computer modems, and a radio antenna patch panel. A certified CAT5 computer network allows connectivity for operators at five workstations and various other interior and exterior connection points. The vehicle has a PBX phone system capable of accepting multiple land, cellular and satellite telephones.
Other features included in this vehicle are:
Twin diesel 12 kW generators
Three DirecTV D10 DSS receivers
Two 42 foot heavy-duty pneumatic masts
Two mast cameras, one with a light intensifier for night vision
Four perimeter surveillance cameras
Perimeter scene lighting
3600 Watt light tower
Full galley and lavatory
Collapsible observation deck
Two exterior automatic awnings
The single-source leader in customized mobile solutions since 1977, LDV Inc. provides special service vehicles, mobile tool stores and other specialized interiors for a variety of customers. LDV's mission is to engage in partnerships to serve customers as consultants, designers and manufacturers of customer-driven mobile solutions. LDV's manufacturing capabilities include on-site metal fabrication, customer interiors, graphics, HVAC and wiring experts, and all critical pieces of the manufacturing process. LDV, Inc. is based in Burlington, WI