The Corpus Christ Army Depot is Texas is the world’s largest overahaul and repair facilty for helicopters, where everythign from engines to complete aircraft are repaired or rebuilt to ‘good as new condition’ and returned to service. With over 6,000 workers at a facility that covers nearly one square mile., the Corpus Christi Army Depot is the area’s largest industrial employer. Educating, informing and training all of these workers used to require frequent and costly interruptions in work to assemble everyone at the facility for live presentations and instruction.
To alleviate the disruptions caused by these live presentations, the Depot began installing VBrick IP-based video solutions. The initial effort kicked off in 2006. That deployment has grown and today the Depot uses VBrick’s VEMS management software, encoding appliances and digital signage products. All of these solutions are used to help capture, manage and distribute video over a private intranet to stay in touch with everyone on the base, 24×7.
According to Walter Sheehan, Multimedia Information Officer at the Depot, “VBrick systems have not only improved communications; they have also saved millions of dollars by eliminating so much training downtime.”