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Product Features


HD Video & High Quality Audio

Easily control HD pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras through our software interface. We can also create or jump to predefined positions called “presets” when our system is paired with PTZ enabled cameras.


Camera Grouping

Group multiple cameras or encoders together into a single room. Grouped cameras start recording together and playback together in a synchronized fashion.


Encoder Integration

The software integrates seamlessly with third-party encoding hardware. This allows us to capture content from different sources such as vital monitors or computers running manikin control software and automatically pair it with video cameras.



Tag specific points within a recording either during live observation or during the review process. These points can have searchable descriptions associated with them and are great for debriefing. These “markers” allow users to easily jump right to that point in the video, similar to chapters in a DVD.

IVS VALT for Nursing Education Video Recording

Nursing students take the knowledge that is learned in the classroom and participate in a number of clinical simulation scenarios. Clinical simulation learning exists to further prepare nursing students for their professional practices, often in complex health care settings. Using video to help teach nursing students has been shown to greatly increase skills and preparedness. Unfortunately, most off-the-shelf video recording systems for nursing training are bulky, expensive to install and maintain, and difficult to use.

The IVS VALT video system for training and educating aspiring nurses, on the other hand, is a powerful yet inexpensive solution that enables nursing education programs to achieve a dramatic increase in the efficacy of hands-on nursing training.

What is VALT?

VALT (Video Audio Learning Tool) is a tool used to watch and record live nursing training sessions.

Students are able to utilize video to improve, assess, and augment their skills. Instructors can monitor up to nine cameras simultaneously, and even use a feedback microphone system to communicate directly with nursing students in the midst of a simulation or clinical lab.

Using VALT video to record nursing education sessions for clinical assessment is extremely straightforward. Instructors and students with the proper rights may access the video system with any common internet browser, allowing them to watch live nursing clinics with a broad range of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs.

Using Video as a Nursing Education Assessment Tool

Video is an invaluable tool often used to observe and assess clinical simulation training sessions. Students can benefit by reviewing their sessions to identify what was done correctly or what needs to be improved.  Instructors are also able to better assess and provide pertinent feedback to students with video. Our standard video systems for nursing education programs ship with around 16 TB of storage, enabling the retention of nearly 16,000 hours of high-quality video. In addition, multiple cameras may be placed in the same room and synced so that recording and playback of different angles are synchronized.

VALT Nursing Training Recording Software

VALT uses state-of-the-art nursing education simulation management software. Video is recorded in .mp4 format using h.264 compression, minimizing network demands and enabling simple sharing and storing of nursing clinical video sessions with any user that has the appropriate permissions. VALT video is promptly available on the network with no lag time. Our Beam app even makes VALT mobile — nursing simulations can be captured anywhere, using only a phone or a tablet.

Many nursing training programs use the built-in scheduler feature of VALT, which allows users to enter their nursing training sessions into the system ahead of time. This enables the software to begin recording nursing simulations automatically. Recording segments are all assigned session data which assists in categorization and helps users locate any individual session with ease.

The VALT video software provides all necessary user rights management, encryption, network architecture, and authentication required to make all clinical video content fully secure. Video sessions are available only to those who possess the necessary permissions. Contact us to request a quote or to schedule a demonstration.


How can IVS audio/video recording enhance the effectiveness of nursing simulation training and clinical assessment?

Audio/video recording is a powerful tool for enhancing the effectiveness of nursing simulation training and clinical assessment. By capturing nursing students' performance during simulated scenarios, video allows for detailed review and analysis of their skills, decision-making processes, and interactions with patients and team members. 

Students can benefit from reviewing their sessions to identify strengths and areas for improvement, promoting self-reflection and self-directed learning. 

Instructors can use the recorded videos to provide targeted feedback, highlighting specific moments and actions that require attention or praise.

Video recordings also serve as a valuable resource for longitudinal assessment, enabling instructors to track students' progress and ensure they meet the required competencies. Read Mount Royal University’s case study to learn about the effectiveness of our audio/video solutions.

What nursing simulation scenarios can be effectively captured and analyzed using the IVS audio/video recording system?

Our audio/video recording system is versatile and can effectively capture a wide range of nursing simulation scenarios. From basic clinical skills practice to complex, high-acuity situations, the system can be adapted to record various simulated patient encounters. This includes scenarios focused on assessment, medication administration, wound care, patient education, and interprofessional collaboration. 

The system's flexibility allows for capturing individual and team-based simulations, accommodating different learning objectives and levels of complexity. Additionally, the IVS system supports the synchronous recording of vital signs, manikin data, and other relevant information alongside the video footage.

How does the IVS audio/video recording system support debriefing and feedback sessions in nursing simulation training?

Our audio/video recording system offers several features that support effective debriefing and feedback sessions in nursing simulation training. 

The system allows instructors and students to add markers and annotations to specific points within a recording, either during live observation or post-simulation review. These markers can be associated with searchable descriptions, enabling quick access to critical moments for discussion and analysis. During debriefing, instructors can easily navigate to these marked points, facilitating focused conversations on critical aspects of the simulation. 

The system's synchronized playback of multiple camera angles provides a comprehensive view of the scenario, enhancing the depth and quality of the debriefing process. Additionally, the IVS system's compatibility with standard web browsers and devices ensures that debriefing sessions can be conducted in various settings, promoting flexibility and accessibility.

Can the IVS audio/video recording system capture simulation technologies such as vital sign monitors?

Yes, our audio/video recording system supports the connection of encoding hardware, allowing it to capture data from various sources. This integration enables the synchronization of video footage with real-time data from manikins, such as vital signs, ECG waveforms, and other physiological parameters. 

By presenting this information alongside the video recording, the IVS system provides a comprehensive and contextualized view of the simulation, enhancing the learning experience and facilitating in-depth analysis. This capability extends to other simulation equipment, such as medication dispensing systems and electronic health record platforms, creating a fully immersive and realistic training environment.

How does the IVS audio/video recording system ensure the security and privacy of nursing simulation videos, particularly in light of HIPAA/FERPA regulations?

We prioritize the security and privacy of nursing simulation videos, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, including HIPAA and FERPA. 

The audio/video system supports advanced encryption techniques to protect video content during transmission and storage, preventing unauthorized access. Granular user rights management allows administrators to control video access based on roles and permissions, ensuring only authorized individuals can view and interact with the recordings. 

The IVS system also maintains detailed audit logs, tracking user activities and system events for accountability and monitoring. These security measures are designed to safeguard sensitive information and maintain the confidentiality of student and patient data, aligning with the stringent privacy requirements of the healthcare industry. 

What kind of technical support and training does IVS provide to ensure the successful implementation and utilization of the audio/video recording system in nursing simulation programs?

We provide comprehensive technical support and training to ensure the successful implementation and utilization of the video recording system in nursing simulation programs. You’ll have a dedicated support team that assists with system setup, configuration, and troubleshooting. 

We work closely with nursing faculty and simulation center staff to understand their specific needs and tailor the system to meet their requirements. In addition to initial installation support, we offer ongoing training and education to help users maximize the benefits of the video recording system. This includes on-site or remote training sessions, user guides, video tutorials, and access to a knowledge base of frequently asked questions. 

We are committed to providing prompt and reliable support, ensuring that nursing simulation programs can effectively leverage video recording technology to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment outcomes.

Learn more about our audio video recording solutions.

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