The new Vienna Police Headquarters being constructed now will have a space for community meetings and Vienna Town Council members on Dec. 6 agreed to ride a University of Virginia contract for the purchase and installation of broadcast equipment for the room.
The Council agreed to pay HumanCircuit $562,241 to provide projectors, wall-mounted and mobile-cart video monitors, wireless-presentation systems, video recorders, pan-tilt-zoom cameras, microphones, portable smart TVs and more.
Town officials will pay for the equipment and its installation using Public-Education-Government funds provided by cable companies with franchises in the town.
The police station’s community room not only will accommodate public events but also classes, emergency operations, press conferences, Council meetings and work sessions, and overflow seating from Town Hall meetings.
Officials selected HumanCircuit because that’s the company that installed similar equipment at Town Hall, said Antoine “Tony” Mull, Vienna’s information-technology director.
“They know the setup,” he said.