Date Added: May 2010
For the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), responsible for a 9,134-mile highway system handling more than 48 billion vehicle miles of travel annually, the budget impact of travel can be substantial, particularly for offices located far from Denver. Faced with those costs in an uncertain economy, CDOT began exploring the idea of using video conferencing to connect CDOT facilities throughout the state. Thom Rivera, enterprise architect for CDOT, says he and CDOT video engineer Dalton Brooks evaluated all the major video communications vendors. Working with the Polycom Global Services organization, CDOT launched a multiphase effort to design and implement a statewide video communications network.