Analog Way Eikos 4K drives LED videowall in cybersecurity training space

Analog Way Eikos 4K drives LED videowall in cybersecurity training space
Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts has opened its Cyber Range cybersecurity training space where an Analog Way Eikos 4K system drives the LED videowall displaying threat intelligence information for students.

Located in the university’s Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Center, Cyber Range offers hands-on training through simulated cyberattacks, data breaches and other cybercrimes acting much like a flight simulator to emulate a highly-advanced virtual environment tailored for training cybersecurity experts. The 1,900-square-foot facility features 24 workstations with dual-screen monitors facing the LED videowall. Through simulated “stress-tests,” students navigate cyberbreaches in real-time, forcing them to detect, respond and remediate incidents.  

Cyber Range is available to the university’s students as well as other users from municipalities, nonprofit organizations and private industry.  Its aim is to build the workforce necessary for this growing field: There are an estimated 20,000 unfilled jobs in cybersecurity in Massachusetts and more than 750,000 nationwide.

“It was exciting to see Cyber Range come to life,” says Kristin Bidwell, principal consultant at ACT Associates, the project’s AV design consultant firm.  “Cybersecurity is a growing field and an excellent career path, and the BSU Cyber Range caters to those needs. Coordinating the BSU Cyber Range AV system was critical to developing a training and learning environment that operates as a real-world command and control center.  The project required multiple sources to be shown at the same time, picture-in-picture capabilities and robust processing.  Analog Way is top tier for that and met the content demands in this demanding space.”

ACT Associates specified the Analog Way Eikos 4K, a powerful 4K60 multi-layer video mixer and presentation switcher.  The system switches multiple sources to the LED videowall, which has a screen resolution of 5760 x 2160.  

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