Case Study – Charles Sturt University

Simulation Lab, Bathurst Campus


Charles Sturt University’ s motto is “For the Public Good.” CSU understands the importance technology plays in advancing the skills of the future generation. This facility will be producing the next generation of Australian’s saving lives.

The Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) is located on the Charles Sturt University’s Bathurst Campus and is part of the School of Biomedical Sciences. The CSC is a state of the art facility focusing on real time paramedic and emergency room simulations.

The project required a State of the art recording/streaming solution that provides academics and students the ability to easily select a given zone within the facility and quickly start a real life simulation. They also required a bullet proof solution for this facility with redundancy, as there are no local AV staff able to support the system.


The Clinical Simulation Centre consists of three breakout rooms with a single patient bed, one large ward with three patient beds, four scenario rooms that can be configured to represent home/office environments, a reception area, outdoor area for ambulance scenarios and a centralised control room with three operation stations.

Pro AV Solutions designed the solution around SVSI encoders and decoders with a Cisco switch. This way the only possible single point of hardware failure for the building would be a readily available network switch. The system is no longer dependent on a single proprietary AV switch.

CSU has long been an AMX house, with well over 300 spaces being managed via AMX RMS. Where feasible, AMX DVX is used and more recently where large scale matrixing is required SVSI is the now the preferred solution.

The recording streaming solution for the spaces was based on the Sony Anycast AWS-750 which is a great, easy to operate, all-in-one live content producer. It allows the participants to select three sources (typically two cameras and the medical simulation from a PC) from a predetermined layout to preview, record and stream the session. Academics and students can view the live session from anywhere by navigating to the specific website for the given scenario.

Content access is protected by the universities active directory. Due to the number of different spaces and scenarios controlled from one of three control stations, the system required SDI, HDMI, audio matrixing. The camera, PC and audio feeds are routed to the appropriate Anycast unit as required via the AMX touch panel. Once the system is set to the appropriate inputs, the participant runs the session from the Anycast and controls the camera positions from the AMX touch panel.


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