Automation Direct

Industry: Industrial

Size: Multiple Projects

Location: Multiple GA Locations

NTI CLIENT: Lindsay Pope 

Scope: Structured Cable,  Security Systems, Audio Visual Systems

Client Objective

Automation Direct has the goal to put customers first by building relationships in the Industrial Automation Market. The company was originally founded as PLC Direct in 1994 and quickly grew from a tiny company to a well-recognized name in the Industrial Automation Market.

NTI has been selected as the technology consultant on the design team for three separate projects as the company has grown. Our services included consulting and design services for the IT cabling infrastructure, security systems, and audio visual systems. For each of the projects, we served as part of the design team.

NTI provided a complete design for the IT cabling infrastructure and security systems for each of the projects. 

For the tenant fit-out projects, we also provided the audio visual design. The tenant fit-out projects included:

  • 57,376 SF, including 93 offices on five levels and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 109 people
  • 24,000 SF on four levels with 56 offices
  • Design for a 44,777 SF warehouse
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NTI Solutions

Cabling System - A standards-based infrastructure consisting of copper and fiber optic cabling to support voice (PBX, voicemail, call accounting systems) and data (Point-of-Sale, Property Management, Administrative LAN, time clock, wireless and hardwired internet) services.

MATV/CATV - The vendor-approved cabling infrastructure consists of coaxial cabling, splitters, taps, and amplifiers to provide a complete distribution system. The system supports the Free-To-Guest (FTG), Pay-Per-View (PPV), and CATV system.

Security - Security system typically includes video surveillance (cameras, monitors, digital recorders, video management, and archiving software) and intrusion Detection (door contact alarms, alarm control panel, keypads, motion detectors, duress alarms). We will incorporate owner device locations in our drawing set as part of the Construction Documents after review and sign-off by the owner.

Audio Visual- We will design and produce construction documents and specifications for the AV systems requirements following brand standards and client direction for the meeting room and background music areas. Our AV systems design will address all components related to audio visual content in the ballroom, meeting rooms, and public spaces. Our construction documents and performance specifications will address all speakers, cabling, AV wall plates, input sources, amplifiers, junction boxes, conduit, and infrastructure for meeting rooms.

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