Education Management Solutions LLC (EMS) announced a new app to compliment their integrated SIMULATIONiQ and MEDIASHAREiQ platforms: Control360. The app facilitates secure, easy ad hoc recording and live streaming of simulation room videos using existing AV equipment. Control360 removes the dependency on central AV control systems. The app can manage multiple rooms including individual camera pan, tilt and zoom control, all from an intuitive interface.

Enabling secure control and capture of simulation lab exercises, the app untethers instructors, IT staff and technicians from fixed AV control systems. The app provides flexibility to record video-based events and securely share recorded or live events with remote viewers and students.

HIPAA-ready and cyber secure, Control360 removes the constraints of fixed AV capture systems. With automated integration back into SIMULATIONiQ, and subsequently back to larger learning management systems such as Blackboard, Canvas and D2L, the app provides a flexible and mobile solution for the management of existing AV hardware for medical education.

Anurag Singh, EMS president and CEO said: "The challenge with video capture, debriefing and online learning has been the ability to rapidly capture and develop content. Many institutes have a fixed AV hardware infrastructure. This requires operators to stay in the control room to run equipment and instructors to learn complicated capture interfaces. We wanted to leverage the power of mobile devices to remove the dependency on a stationary control station. With Control360, tech operators have much greater flexibility to manage multiple rooms without being tethered to a fixed desktop. The simple interface frees instructors from having to learn a complicated AV system in order to record and debrief a session. Instructors can easily stream and share what they capture, bringing their remote learners right into the classroom."

EMS will provide demonstrations of the app at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Antonio, Texas, from January 27-29 in booth #125.