Las Vegas Fire Department Uses Extron TouchLink ™ Technology in the Country’s First Public Teaching Fire Station
In 2008, the College of Southern Nevada gave the Las Vegas Fire Department a corner of its campus on which to build a new fire station. In return, the Fire Department agreed to build three classrooms inside the new station for students in the CSN fire science and emergency medical services programs. The new classrooms feature glass walls looking into the station, giving students a close-up view of a working fire station, adding to a hands-on learning experience taught by retired firefighters. Each classroom includes an Extron TouchLink ™ touchpanel along with other Extron products for signal routing and volume control. Sources in each classroom include an interactive whiteboard and projector, DVD/VCR player, desktop PC, laptop, document camera, two microphones, and an auxiliary composite video source.
The TouchLink and IP Link technologies work perfectly together and are easy to install, customize and maintain.Brian Waite, Director of Sales, CCS
Choosing Extron Products
"CSN began using Extron control systems in 2001," says CSN Multimedia Manager Andrew McJimson, and the College selected Extron products to scale and route source AV signals, and to control both Extron and third-party AV equipment from a centralized location in each room. CCS Director of Sales Brian Waite added, "CSN chose Extron products because of the company’s reputation for support and quality of their products."
Scaling the Signals
CCS used an Extron
CCS chose an Extron MVC 121 microphone volume control and line level mixer (now replaced by the
CCS chose the Extron
State of the Art
Two years after the project was approved, city, state, education, and fire department officials marked the opening of the $7 million Fire Station 6 on the CSN campus. As Waite states: "The client was happy with the Extron products and so, of course, were we. The TouchLink and IP Link technologies work perfectly together and are easy to install, customize and maintain," achieving quiet operation and sharp output for fire science and EMT students, and user-friendly control for teachers.