KLH Engineers

Technology

Technology

The first thought for most when we say we have a special service offering in technology is “Oh, you’re into computers”.  While it is true we use a lot of computers at KLH, we do not specify them.  What we do however is design the systems that help people in the built environment communicate.  There is a team of experts that form our Communication Information Technology (CIT) department.  What do the occupants of buildings need to communicate and how do they do that?  KLH designs the systems into your facility that enable you to communicate outside your walls (video- and tele-communications/computer network), see the world around you and know who’s coming/going (video surveillance & access control), present and educate (audio-video systems), and provide messages to occupants (digital signage).  These systems and others like them, enable you to employ the built environment to receive and send your organizational communications.  Our technology team carries the specialized training and credentials to guide you in these system selections.  What do you need to say and how do you want to say it?  We can help create the facility that transmits your message.

Technology Services

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

The route, the quantity, and the telecommunication rooms all need to be part of the design.  We will identify conduit sizes, device locations, pathways and support (cable tray, J-hook), and all factors needed in a complete design.  The rooms needed (ER/TR) to house communication systems is not limited to the computer network.  These rooms are strategically located and sized to facilitate all systems in the facility.  On multi-phased projects we are excellent at master planning the pathways to facilitate not only the active construction project but foreseeing potential future needs.  Getting this correct has saved our clients untold amounts of money over the life of their building.

Electronic Security Systems

Electronic Security Systems

Our clients understand the need to protect the people who use their facilities.  A benefit to securing people is that it also serves to protect the facility itself and the assets inside.  Good security is layered and multi-faceted.  We can work with you to determine your needs and how electronic systems can be employed.  KLH specializes in intrusion detection, access control, and video surveillance technologies.

Sound Systems

Sound Systems

A key function of many spaces is the need to be heard and understood in them.  The sole purpose of a house of worship is for the spoken word to be heard.  For the classroom it is the teaching, and so the auditorium the presentation.  A great variety of methods can be deployed to facilitate one’s ability to provide sound reinforcement in a facility.  KLH also understands one key performance factor in sound system success is the space itself.  We can advise on the room design and develop solutions for clear communications.  Here is a sampling of the system types:        

  • Distributed Speech        
  • Public Address (PA)        
  • Music Distribution (Background and Foreground types)        
  • Sound Reinforcement (e.g. auditoriums, sports venues, outdoor, training, etc.)        
  • Sound Field (classroom)        
  • Speech Privacy (masking)
Intercom

Intercom

Voice communications between parties is not limited to telecommunications.  Health care facilities have Nurse Call needs, schools have the traditional central sound system, and many building entries have the 2-way communication intercom.  KLH seeks to understand the communication needed and then to integrate the appropriate hardware into the facility.  You want fries with that?

Clock Systems

Clock Systems

Does anybody really know what time it is?  How do you keep time? Your mobile phone says one thing and your PC another. Not to mention the phone display at your desk, your watch, your car, the wall clock, and the voice on the radio – ugh!  Perhaps you don’t have time to figure out if you want Greenwich Mean Time or network time. Some live and die on GPS time. We understand the challenge. Whether it’s a simple clock system to integrated network time keeping synchronization we can help you understand your options. We can find a system to keep your facility operating together. 

Audio Visual

Audio Visual

An ideal way to present your message is with both video and sound together. There are video-conferencing, interactive (distance) learning, instructional delivery, and traditional presentation type systems. KLH has a deep wealth of experience on these system types. We will consult with you, using a wide swath of questions, to understand how and what you need to convey to your audience. Our designers will tailor systems to help you get your message across to your audience. 

Consulting Services

Consulting Services

Not everything we do is systems design based. We understand that often it is better to assess what the current condition may be or gather budgeting for a future project. Sometimes clients cast visions of where they want to go with their organization and we land those with technologies for them. Services include:

  • Strategic/Master Planning
  • Feasibility Study
  • Existing system (technology) assessments
  • Commissioning of technology systems
Network Electronics

Network Electronics

LAN, MAN, WAN, WAP, and VoIP oh my!  It’s this alphabet soup the keeps that IT staff busy.  If your team could use support on designing the network – we can help with that.  Many clients’ staff knows how to configure and manage their computer network but they don’t always engineer them.  We have credentialed staff to do your network engineering whether it’s your local area network (LAN) or your wireless access points (WAP). 

Structured Cabling

Structured Cabling

Voice/Video/Data cabling continues to be a core component to almost every project.  Do you need CAT6 or CAT6A?  What amount of fiber will support your facility for its future needs?  KLH covers every part of structured cabling from outside plant design to workstation data drops.  We understand that many types of systems today use data grade cables for signal transmission.  We come along side your Information Technology (IT) staff to lay out a cabling plant to support your needs

Video System

Video System

Not everything in technology runs on a data cable.  KLH still knows how to deploy high performing RF (co-axial) video systems.  While some systems will be data cable based we know how to design a variety of video systems.  For example, image magnification (IMAG), digital signage, RF television systems, and video capture