• Collegiate Federal
  • Collegiate Federal
  • Collegiate Federal

Collegiate Federal

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Collegiate Federal Ballistic Resistant Podium

The Collegiate Federal was designed to fill a number of applications in both style and performance.  This podium delivers front NIJ ballistic rated protection.  We encase the NIJ rated material of your choice, concealed within the front (audience side) of the podium, to protect your presenters should a situation escalate.  The ballistic material is completely hidden within beautiful cherry hardwoods and your guest will only see a nice clean finished appearance.  They may never know this podium is protected with NIJ rated ballistic materials.  The Collegiate Federal contains a solid cherry hardwood work surface which is angled and leads to a flat reveal.  The flat reveal provides a great surface for attaching your microphone(s) and/or light.  Grommet holes are available throughout the podium to be used as a wire chase.  This podium contains a pullout shelf, as well as inset solid cherry flat panel doors.  Behind the doors is an adjustable shelf for a variety of equipment storage situations.  Finally, the podium contains hidden rear casters for easy tilt-n-roll maneuverability.

Overall Dimensions:  23.25″w x 20.25″d x 44.25″h

Standard Features:

  • Choice of NIJ rated materials
    • NIJ Level IIIA (44 MAG)
    • NIJ Level III (7.62 NATO)
    • NIJ IV (30-06 AP)
  • Solid cherry hardwood and cherry veneer construction
  • Solid cherry angled work surface with pencil rail
  • Solid cherry flat reveal allows convenient equipment mounting, for example microphones and lights
  • Grommet holes throughout podium for easy cable management
  • Dual rear inset solid cherry flat panel doors to conceal stored equipment and materials inside
  • Pull-out shelf for keyboard or other items you may want to quickly access
  • Adjustable shelf inside doors to meet changing and varied storage needs
  • Hidden rear casters for tilt-n-roll maneuverability
  • Custom crate lined with foam board to protect the unit during transport – Ships fully assembled and ready for use

Protection Level:
NIJ Level IIIA (44 MAG)
NIJ Level III (7.62 NATO)
NIJ Level IV (30-06 AP)

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0108.01 Ballistic Level Breakdown

Rating Ammunition Weight
Number of
Level I .22 long rifle high velocity lead 40 2.6 320 +/- 12 1050 +/- 40 5
Level I .38 special round nose lead 158 10.2 259 +/- 12 850 +/- 50 5
Level IIA .357 mag. jacketed soft poin 158 10.2 381 +/- 15 1250 +/- 50 5
Level IIA 9mm full metal jacket 124 8.0 322 +/- 12 1090 +/- 40 5
Level II .357 mag. jacketed soft poin 158 10.2 425 +/- 15 1395 +/- 40 5
Level II 9mm full metal jacket 124 8.0 358 +/- 12 1175 +/- 40 5
Level IIIA .44 mag. lead semi-wadcutter gas checked 240 15.55 426 +/- 15 1400 +/- 50 5
Level IIIA 9mm full metal jacket 124 8.0 426 +/- 15 1400 +/- 50 5
Level III 7.62mm (.308 Winchester) full metal jacket 150 9.7 838 +/- 15 2750 +/- 50 5
Level IV .30-06 armor piercing 166 10.8 868 +/- 15 2850 +/- 50 1

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The following items are some basic questions to ask when preparing your Defenshield order.

What is the nature of the threat – small arms, rifle rounds, armor piercing, IED blast?

Will the unit be used indoors or outdoors?

Will the unit be used for riot control or hostage negotiations?

Do you require conspicuous deterrence or camouflage?

Will the unit need to match the aesthetics of it’s surroundings – wood or stone finishes?

Will you need traffic control signage, unit logos or law enforcement badges displayed on the unit?

What is the size of the space where the unit will be used?

Will the unit need to fit through doorways, into elevators?

What are you protecting – people, objects?

(For maximum blast mitigation, units must be secured or lagged.)

What surface are you using the unit on – gravel, dirt road, finished concrete, wood floor?

Will the unit be frequently relocated?

Will you be transporting the unit over long distances or within a few feet?

The Defenshield product line is available to U.S. Federal agencies through GSA Advantage (GS-07F-5660-P) and to state, local and municipal law enforcement under the Cooperative Purchasing Program.