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Virtual Training Saves $16M+ in Travel Expenses

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03/11/2021
Virtual Training Saves $16M+ in Travel Expenses

Overview

MetroStar partnered with the U.S. Department of State (DoS) to standardize and expand training for foreign law enforcement agencies. The diverse training curriculum includes courses to learn training standards during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the technologies behind many learning management systems (LMS) are now mainstream, internet access is still a significant challenge in many countries served by this program.  

MetroStar’s classroom multimedia equipment provides law enforcement agencies in 14 countries with equipment, connectivity, and platforms for online learning methods. Today, anywhere from a handful to hundreds of students can participate in training over a single connection, even in less affluent, poorly connected locations. This platform uses custom hardware and software to create high quality classroom-to-classroom experiences, resulting in standardized training across agencies. 


Key Outcomes

$16M+

travel costs saved

17

police academies trained

26

multimedia systems installed 

10,000

users trained

700+

average monthly users 

Tech, Tools, and Approach

  • Enhance sustainability by using our custom LMS (LiVE) that uses open-source solutions including Moodle and the BigBlueButton.

  • Setup Zoom™ and other solutions to seamlessly integrate links into an online training course. This baseline of Zoom's universal availability keeps resources available and drives costs down. 

  • Enhance interactive video conferencing by installing complete, customized multimedia systems inside classrooms. 

  • Secure data using AWS GovCloud software.