PEORIA, IL, July 13, 2022 ̶ When Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) wanted to build a new simulation and training facility at its Peoria-based headquarters, the premier provider of scheduled ambulance and emergency services in Central and Western Illinois chose Pearl Technology to provide new state-of-the-art audio-visual component facilities. Needing cameras that are not only miniature in size but also flexible in operation, Pearl Technology, a custom AV integration technology and services company, selected the CV630-IP PTZ and CV503 Miniature Full-HD cameras from Marshall Electronicsa leading manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment.
AMT’s new training center is equipped with some of the most advanced simulation technology, providing instructors, paramedics and trainees the opportunity to develop and practice physical skills, critical thinking, decision making, collaboration and communication in a safe but realistic environment. The new facility also allows dedicated recording and playback of all audio and video files and can also broadcast the simulations in a live environment. The space includes four spaces, all of which have Marshall cameras, hidden microphones to capture room audio, and ceiling speakers to allow paging from the control room to the small simulation room.
For Jeremy Caldera, Senior Vice President, Audio Visual Solutions, Pearl Technology, the decision to go with Marshall was made based on previous experience. “I chose Marshall because I have done other medical simulation setups over the years using their cameras and the results have been excellent. Marshall cameras have always exceeded our expectations with crisp, clear images,” says Caldera, “I’m a huge fan of their products. The versatility of miniature and PTZ cameras allows me to have a lot of flexibility in space. The ability to have multiple control stations with multiple Marshall PTZ controllers also helps.”
The new training center includes four simulation areas (three rooms and an ambulance simulation space) and a main control room with audio and video transmission to two remote spaces. Two smaller simulation rooms each have a CV630-IP PTZ camera which is mounted in the farthest corner of the room so as not to obstruct the surroundings. These two rooms also each have a CV503 fixed ceiling camera.
The facility’s largest simulation room includes two CV630-IP PTZ cameras to capture detailed images from different angles. The room has a 75 inch flat screen wall mounted
showing video from CV630-IP cameras throughout the simulation space. The ambulance simulation area includes two CV503s mounted in the farthest corners of the ambulance, providing the ability to capture the interior of the emergency services vehicle.
In addition to the simulation rooms, Pearl Technology has created a control room with three workstations. Each workstation includes a MarshallVS-PTC-IP PTZ camera controller allowing remote operation from the CV 630-IP PTZ in each respective room. The VS-PTC-IP Camera Controller is designed to operate seamlessly across multiple camera protocols on a single network.
Marshall helps Pearl Technology focus on emergency services training at Advanced Medical Transport’s new simulation and training center.
“I was very pleased with the versatility of all Marsh cameras and how easily they fit into the most basic or advanced system designs,” says Caldera. “The image quality produced by these cameras at their price point is very impressive. It is always pleasant to work with Marshall.