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Product Features

HD PTZ Camera Support

HD PTZ Camera Support

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

Camera Grouping

Group up to nine cameras or encoders together into a single room or view. Grouped cameras start recording together and playback together in a synchronized fashion.

Encoder Support

Encoder Support

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.

Simulation Lab Recording Solution

Clinical simulation laboratories are used by the medical and nursing colleges of numerous universities to simulate various clinical settings and to offer students the chance to work in a hands-on environment to enhance their communicative, technical, critical-thinking, and decision-making skill set.

Simulation in nursing and medical education has been expanding to a number of fields, including laparoscopic surgery simulations, team-training simulations, surgical tech simulations, robotic-assisted surgery simulations, and more.

Using video to record clinical simulation labs enables both instructors and students to review recorded lab sessions and has been demonstrated to increase greatly the effectiveness of learning during clinical simulation lab.

The VALT audio-video solution for medical simulation labs is a powerful, yet easy-to-use platform that entirely dispenses with bulky video equipment in each room. Instead, our Video Audio Learning Tool (VALT) operates from a central server that can handle dozens of clinical rooms at one time. High definition IP cameras are joined with auto-gaining microphones, creating an incomparable clinical simulation lab observation, assessment and review experience for students and faculty.


Planning a New or Renovated Simulation Space?

View our Healthcare Simulation Planning Guide. Topics and tools: key players, funding, and equipment evaluation.

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VALT for Audio/Video Observation in Medical Simulation Labs


The VALT system can handle dozens of cameras simultaneously, and any individual simulation room can be set up with multiple fixed or movable PTZ cameras. Instructors can begin and end recording sessions remotely, or from within the simulation room itself by using a wall-mounted button. Additionally, our “talkback” feature allows instructors to communicate with students in real-time
during a clinical simulation. Confidential simulations can be segmented so only the users with proper access can watch live and review the recorded content. VALT is also the perfect system to help
conduct simulation testing scenarios or standardized patient training events with the ability to build
in custom evaluation forms that can be used to grade students on demonstrated clinical skills during
the simulation.

Video is stored on the VALT central server and is accessible by anyone with the necessary permissions using nothing more than a common Internet browser — no special equipment is required for viewing. Individual sessions can be tagged with notes, and all are stamped with metadata that makes it easy to locate and view a recorded clinical simulation lab session.

VALT Case Study: WLC Nursing Simulation

Click on the play button to find out how WLC is using VALT for nursing simulation training. Learn More >

Multi-department Install

Click on the play button to find out how MRU uses VALT in their child development and nursing simulation labs. Learn More >

VALT Software Demonstration

Click on the play button for an abbreviated demonstration of the VALT software. Learn More >

Clinical Simulation Recording & Debriefing Software

The VALT system can be easily adapted and deployed to meet any size of installation, from small setups, such as a single lab room, to large operations, such as a mock surgical suite, comprised of several labs. VALT video uses MP4 file formatting and h.264 video compression, which minimizes network demands and permits video to be immediately available on the server, with no lag-time associated with video rendering or exporting. A typical VALT clinical simulation lab video capture system stores around 16,000 hours of high-definition video — the length of time video sessions are maintained is determined by administrators using predetermined settings.

The IVS Beam mobile capture platform is an iOS application that can turn any iPhone or iPad into a mobile recording platform. This allows departments to record clinical simulation labs off-site with nothing more than a smartphone or a tablet. Once the operator returns to the local network, the video automatically syncs with the server and the off-site video sessions are immediately available for viewing. Beam is perfect for off-site recording of medical simulation labs.

Video Recording System for High-Fidelity Manikins

VALT video sessions use state-of-the-art encryption, user rights management, and user authentication, ensuring that only users with proper access can view clinical simulation lab recordings. Departments may adopt a turnkey solution from IVS, which can be implemented by internal IT departments, technology groups, or by a third-party AV/IT integrator. The VALT software works HDMI encoders to allow the capture and synchronization of vital information from static or high fidelity manikins along with the clinical skills video. Regardless of the chosen implementation, IVS works closely with each department to ensure a fully successful VALT video installation. Contact IVS with any questions, to request a quote, or to schedule a demo of the VALT system.


How customizable is the setup for different types of simulation labs within various industries?

Intelligent Video Solutions A/V capture systems offer highly customizable setups for simulation labs in various industries. Our team works closely with clients to tailor solutions to specific needs. Our systems adapt to support any number of rooms and cameras in different sizes and types of simulation environments. We integrate HD cameras, third-party encoders, and mobile recording. And we ensure easy, secure video access and compatibility with clinical equipment. 

Are there specific technical requirements or hardware needed to implement the video recording system in an existing simulation lab?

The specific technical requirements or hardware needed to implement the video recording system in an existing simulation lab depend on the scale and complexity of the desired setup. Our system’s inherent flexibility caters to various lab sizes and needs, ensuring a solution tailored to any simulation lab's specific requirements.

Our software is web-based and accessed from any browser. Hardware can be deployed to fit your fit to your exact needs. An on premises server supports multiple cameras and microphones in different rooms. Our video software can be implemented on a physical appliance we provide or on your existing server hardware via a virtual machine. Another option is to deploy from an AWS cloud server for streaming and storage. 

Our product line caters to different needs, from stationary to mobile:

What kind of support and training does Intelligent Video Solutions provide to new users of the video recording system?

Intelligent Video Solutions offers dedicated professional support for new system users. We train system administrators and end users in your functioning VALT system for a seamless transition. Ongoing assistance is available as needed to ensure users fully utilize the system's capabilities.

Every customer is assigned a dedicated account manager to provide continued training to every user so that they can optimize learning and skill development. Along with a failure rate of less than 1%, IVS provides full-service support to ensure continuous reliability.

How does the system ensure the privacy and security of the recorded video content, especially in sensitive environments like medical or psychological training sessions?

Our systems are designed to keep the privacy and security of recorded video content through technical safeguards. These safeguards help processes that adhere to and maintain compliance with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for healthcare clients and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) regulations for educational institutions. The system includes technical, physical, and administrative controls, which maintain the integrity and confidentiality of recorded information in sensitive environments.

Could you provide examples or feedback from educational institutions that have effectively integrated this video recording technology into their simulation labs?

Mount Royal University and Wisconsin Lutheran College offer two successful case studies demonstrating how our technology has been implemented successfully in simulation labs:

  • Mount Royal University uses a “living classroom” approach for research and education in its nursing simulation lab. This includes VALT for video observation and capture. Read this case study and watch the short video now.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) uses the VALT system as part of its nursing simulation center. Students participate in simulations every semester as part of their clinical experiences. Before using VALT faculty were recording simulations on iPads, which was inefficient compared to our easy-to-use technology. Watch this short video to see how this technology enhances the program.
How does the video recording system adapt to different learning objectives within the healthcare education sector?

IVS audio/video capture solutions are highly adaptable for healthcare education and customized to meet diverse learning goals, from clinical training to counseling. Its flexibility supports a variety of educational needs, enhancing student learning.

Our software is tailored to the workflows of each learning environment. This includes indexed information that is relevant to the specific program, ex. student name, class, room, session type, and evaluation fields. These data fields make searching for content efficient and optimize assessment for better feedback.

What are the key benefits of integrating video recording technology into healthcare simulation labs?

Integrating video recording technology into healthcare simulation labs enhances educational outcomes by providing students with realistic, immersive learning environments. It supports skills development through detailed review and feedback on simulations, facilitates self-assessment, and promotes collaborative learning. This approach improves the acquisition of clinical skills and boosts confidence in real-world scenarios, significantly contributing to the quality of healthcare education.

How do I get started with a simulation lab?

To help you get started with a simulation lab, IVS provides a comprehensive guide that covers planning, equipment, and implementation strategies tailored for healthcare education settings.

Learn more about our audio video recording solutions.

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