Control Room Training is critical
Challenges to on-site Training
2020 marked a significant drop in demand for on-site training and we spent the following year trying to come up with an online training solution which would offer all the benefits of an immersive environment without the need for everyone to be in the same space. The challenges were significant – our main issue was communication, when you’re in a big room you can talk to anyone, but recreating that flexibility in an online setting was extremely tricky. We also had to come up with a way of recreating telephones, PA’s, radios etc. All while maintaining the level of realism that our clients were used to from our ‘on site’ systems
Another key element was making the system accessible from anywhere and on relatively low bandwidth connections – most of the students were now workign at home with all the associated issues around shared bandwidth that we have all grown used to, so we spent a lot of time on our ‘pre flight checks’ !
A Cloud-based Control Room Training Simulator
After much fretting and a lot of patience from a few of our early adopters we finally rolled out our ‘Cloud OTS‘ online training simulator in early 2021 – the phrase ‘Train without travelling’ is now an attainable goal for companies of all sizes. We don’t provide the training ourselves, but companies who have used our system report that it is a highly effective and versatile alternative to on-site training, with significant cost and environmental benefits as no travel or accommodation is required.
Our systems are hosted on Amazon Web Services and can be deployed instantly – one major benefit is that the simulator is ‘software as a service’ so clients do not have the overhead of maintaining an expensive facility which is not 100% utilised
We truly believe that our system can make a significant difference to the way that emergency response/Incident management/Mem training is delivered everywhere.