Control Room Audio & Video System Installation
Control Room Simulation Suite Solution
Nottinghamshire Fire Service - Control Room AV Installation
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service HQ is based at Bestwood Lodge Drive in Arnold Nottingham. It is a regional headquarters and also houses the services control room which answers emergency calls from across the country.
NAV were approached by the Fire Service with the request to design and install a bespoke system to enable more realistic training for their Incident Commanders. Currently they were training on portable AV equipment and had a location on site which was to be re-furbished especially for the XVR training system. They have in total 6 rooms 4 of which are used for XVR simulation 1 control room and 1 office area.
The XVR software is specialised training software allowing the service to design realistic environments and incidents to match their locale. The Service required NAV to provide a more immersive experience for their incident commanders starting with a projection wall allowing more realistic sized avatars. Optoma HD Ultra Short throw projectors were specified to prevent shadows caused by the candidate with as large an area of wall coverage as possible within reason of the projector specification. Training sessions would also be required to be recorded for review by the candidate to evaluate their own performance.
Control of the AV system is accomplished using an AMX system with 2x 10” AMX touchpanels and a single 9.6” Android Tablet. Any of these devices has the ability to control the blackmagic video recorders, Intercom capability between all 4 rooms, assignation of instructor microphone headset (1 of 4) to any or all rooms, matrix switching of video feeds to any projector/monitor. The headsets are operated via a foot switch combined with a confidence light strip so that the instructor is aware a mic is live.
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Rolls Royce - Anthony Hatfield, Senior Energy Manager
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Ebba Simpson – Linaro Events Manager
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Gerry O’Neil –Video Relay Customer
‘A big thank you, you were very professional and the event ran flawlessly. We would certainly use you again.’
John Island - Keep Fit Association.
‘Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help installing a projector & screen. The installers were excellent.’
Sandeep Gill – Nottingham University Hospitals
‘We had several companies tender quotes for the project but after meeting with all of them it was
NAV who inspired the most confidence and the end product has been brilliant.
Mark Dooley - Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
‘NAV provided the most competitive price and the correct solution for our needs. Their after sales service has been
great, and they have answered any questions we may have. I have no problems in recommending them.'
David Blount - Nuthall Methodist Church
'Your attention to detail both during filming and in the edit suite as well as an ability to correctly and expertly challenge a brief, ensures we get the best production value for our films. Your team are a pleasure to work with.'
Rebecca Muldoon - MCS Event Pro
‘I also wanted to say thanks to you and your team for the service. Everything worked perfectly and it was a huge help to have everything set up exactly as we wanted it, on time and with support on the end of the phone if needed!’
Natalie Stevenson - School of Medicine, QMC
‘We thank you for the wonderfully professional film, you have truly captured the spirit of the project, we are delighted!’
Paul Reid – Sunnybank House
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Richard Gott, CEO - MemberWise Network
'This is just a quick note to say that we are delighted with the final videos you sent through last week.'
Saskia Perriard-Abdoh - Prospect Magazine
'We were absolutely thrilled with how everything went during the past 3 days. Everything ran smoothly and you and your team showed the utmost professionalism'.
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