Camera and recording facilities were required for the recently opened simulation facilities in the Robert Kilpatrick Building at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
The main requirements of the project included:
An IP based camera system was specified and network points and data cabling was installed by the University data cabling contractor prior to the main installation, with points provided for each camera, vital signs connection point and cSkills Streamer (for live viewing and playback).
The PoE cameras are powered via the network point (and PoE switch at the main equipment rack) so there was minimal need for additional main power to be installed.
The system provided recording and playback capabilities in the following areas:
The system is operated from the control room, via any 1 of 5 cSkills control laptops. Up to 5 operators can simultaneously invoke recordings and operate the cameras. A single large wall mounted LED display also provides a live view of the various cameras.
The system in place now provides a flexible and easy way to record, view live, and playback to aid in simulation. Various camera groups (up to 4 cameras or streams) where set up initially for each room and area, the streams of which can be viewed in full screen or a quad split.
Through the project some additional software features were implemented to help aid the process the University follow when running simulations, such as the addition of a timer on the recording module to allow an operator to set a time limit for recording. In this way they can set a room or area to record for up to 5 hours and then walk away from the control laptop, knowing that the system will automatically end the recording after the end of the session.
Furthermore, changes were made in the playback software with the introduction of a basic editing facility, so shorter clips can be created from within the longer video to section off individual students, points of interest, etc.
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