Lambton College chooses XVR 3D Virtual Reality Simulation Software

Lambton College is the first college in Canada to purchase a classroom license of XVR software to use the latest in 3D technology for first responder multi-agency training.   

Scott Blandford, Dean of Public Safety at Lambton College, believes in using the latest technology to prepare the students for the real world with the ultimate goal of saving lives. "XVR will now contain avatars of Sarnia police and fire vehicles.  We plan to partner with Sarnia industry to 3D parts of their facilities so that Sarnia public safety can also use our college to enhance their training regimens," he says.  "We may be the first classroom license for XVR in Canada, but we are also monitoring the latest practices being used in Europe and Asia where XVR style training is now commonplace."

In May, 2013, XVR Canadian partners FutureShield and Drivewise provided training to 6 public safety instructors in preparation for the next semester.  

"We and our partners Drivewise and e-semble are so pleased to be working with Lambton College," says Cynthia Weeden of FutureShield. "Their vision of using serious gaming to enhance the experience, and reduce costs of ongoing multi-agency training will serve to protect their community.  The acquisition of XVR puts the college in a leadership and visionary role for public safety training in Canada."

Lambton College, located in Sarnia, Ontario, is home to the Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence.  Programs include post-secondary programs, as well as industrial and municipal firefighting and hazardous materials emergency response training.  This highly professional facility and faculty offers the most updated information and techniques to better prepare the students for situations in their field.

The XVR simulation platform by e-semble is a virtual reality training tool for command, control and communication skills training. In XVR, an instructor can use the extensive library of interactive 3D objects to create virtual reality threat and incident scenarios. The scenarios can be created in any one of the available 3D environments as well as a custom-made environment of your own building or site. XVR is used for single as well as multi-agency training of fire & rescue, ambulance and police services, as well as airport and other high risk area security services. XVR can be used for classroom education, single student simulation training and multi-student team training of complex realistic scenarios.

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