ETC Simulation Awarded Contract for Homeland Security Training Center at Concordia University – Portland
Southampton, PA, USA, June 11, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (OTC Pink: ETCC)(“ETC” or the “Company”) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, Fla., has announced today the signing of a contract with Concordia University Portland to deliver a complete, multi-level ADMS-Command training suite to its’ new Homeland Security Simulation Center in Portland, Oregon U.S.
The Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (“ADMS”) suite, which will be housed at Concordia’s Homeland Security Simulation Center at the new Columbia River Campus, includes an On-Scene Incident Command Room with a 180-degree immersion theater screen, four field unit positions and an Emergency Operations Center (“EOC”) room, designated to facilitate integrated and multi-level team training. The EOC station, located in a separate room from the incident command and field unit stations, includes a multi-monitor wall for displaying 2D mapping and logistics information, as well as the 3D on-scene visuals such as a helicopter or CCTV view. In addition to the installed ADMS-Command Suite, a portable ADMS-Command system has already been delivered to Concordia for use during off-site training exercises and events. The portable system can be connected to the installed system upon completion.
The Simulation Center will be available for rental to groups outside the university and beginning this fall, ADMS will be integrated into the main curriculum for the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Programs at Concordia University. Students will be faced with any number of virtual incidents, ranging from traffic accidents to a terrorist attack involving chemical releases. The artificial intelligence and physics-based effects embedded into all ADMS systems allow the scenario to unfold as it would in the real world, requiring the students to make real-time decisions as the incident progresses.
“The goal of Concordia’s Homeland Security degree is simple: to provide our students the knowledge, skills and leadership abilities they’ll need in their homeland security and emergency management careers and to prepare servant leaders to change the world,” said Scott Winegar, Concordia’s Director of Homeland Security. “By offering this hands-on learning experience, we are bridging the gap between classroom theory and real world experience.”
ADMS(TM) is a high-fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation Training Platform that comprises multiple products including Incident Command training from technical to strategic level (ADMS-Command), emergency response and force protection specific to a military environment (ADMS-Airbase), 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 True Simulation 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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