Part 1 of 3: AtlasIED & Pentegra Team Up in Chicago O’Hare with David Injeski, Daniel McGlathery, Justin Young, and Gina Sansivero
When Chicago O’Hare hired AtlasIED to update the airport’s public address system, this massive undertaking required future-forward knowledge and expertise, especially within the IT/IP space. To help, AtlasIED partnered with Pentegra to design and execute the complex project.
Host Gina Sansivero, VP Marketing & Corporate Communication at AtlasIED, spoke with Justin Young, General Manager at AtlasIED, David Injeski, Design Engineer at Pentegra Systems, and Daniel McGlathery, Engineering Supervisor at Pentegra Systems about the project and how they have worked together to make it a success.
Pentegra was created with the goal of integrating convergent technologies based on networking technology.
“The diverse background as well as the broad knowledge base that all of software the people not only but the varying departments now which include audio, video, data, telecom, and security are all supported by that core group of which Dan is responsible for now – the data networking engineers,” said Injeski.
In fact, it was Pentegra’s core competencies in the IT/IP space that attracted AtlasIED in the first place, since most of their traditional certified technology integrators (CTIs) lacked this expertise.
Young spoke on the complexity of moving, “from the existing public address system that was installed to this network-centric, IP-centric technologies that we’re going with… a lot of our core dealers and integrators that we work with are more of the traditional Pro/AV guys who are starting to dip their toe into the IP-based technologies.”
Young also noted that they were used to being the SMEs and often the driving force on a project. However, in this partnership, Pentegra was the SME and they “really challenged us and really helped us shift our mindset” as they worked together to tackle this project.
AtlasIED had to rely on Pentegra’s expertise and guidance. Communication and trust became paramount to the success of the project as well as the blossoming partnership.