ETC Simulation Awarded Contract by Netherlands Institute For Safety to Deliver Ten Additional Advanced Disaster Management Simulators (ADMS)
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., November 21, 2011 — Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (“ETC” or the “Company”) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, has contracted with the Netherlands Institute for Safety (“NIFV”) for the delivery of ten (10) Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS™) training systems. The virtual reality training systems will be used at NIFV, the Police Academy, and several Safety Regions for single- and multi-agency emergency services training. The chosen simulation systems are portable and will allow both in-residence training and deployment to off-site locations.
Eric Didderen, Senior Trainer-Adviser at NIFV said, “We recently won an important collective tender from several Safety Regions and Training Institutes to provide training system support. These new systems will include the new SmartModel™ Library enabling training staff the flexibility of creating unlimited scenarios at various locations within the virtual city, including the residential area, warehouse, highways, airport and seaport, and the underground parking garage, tunnel and metro station. ETC has provided exceptional support for more than 10 years, and has developed a platform where NIFV-ADMS Users can easily develop and share exercise scenarios, which is of tremendous value. We are confident that ETC will continue to support us in reaching our objectives.”
NIFV is a national center of expertise with four Academies: Fire Academy, Academy for Crisis Management, Emergency Medical Service Academy and Academy for Leadership. Since 2001, NIFV has trained thousands of emergency responders and crisis management teams using ETC’s ADMS technology. With this order, NIFV further increases its simulation-based training capabilities. The new systems, which are loaded with the entire library of NIFV’s ADMS incident scenarios, will either be used as individual training stations or networked to provide team training.
“We are very pleased with this new contract, which once again affirms the growing value of ADMS simulation for NIFV and its network of ADMS-clients in the Netherlands,” said Marco van Wijngaarden, President of ETC Simulation. “NIFV is a renowned center of excellence and ETC is proud to continue our 10-year relationship.”
ADMS™ is the high-fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation Training Stage that houses multiple products to include Incident Command training from technical to strategic level (ADMS-COMMAND), driver training and vehicle operation (ADMS-ARFF and ADMS-DRIVE) and multiple level police coordination for crowd management and riot control (ADMS-CONTROL). ETC’s signature technology blends physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, ambient sounds, vehicle controls, and motion platforms to totally immerse trainees in the exercise. ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to prepare at all levels of response in a safe, economical and environmentally-conscious way.
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