It's not that difficult to simulate camera images, but it does require a bit of prior planning.
Skip to the TL;DR at the end if you want, or stick around for the math.
First thing you do is figure out how to simulate the lens. I saw in the other thread that you're thinking of using a series of 3MP Hikvision camera. The DS-2CD2732F-I is a 3MP dome that supports corridor mode, so, I'm going to take that as my example. It's got a 1/3" sensor and a varifocal 2.8mm ~ 12mm lens. You don't mention the width of the hallway, but you said that the hallway is 250 feet long and you were thinking of using 8 cameras. If the hallway is 18 feet wide, then that gives us an 8mm lens at a target distance of 31.25 feet, for a PPF of 102 or so. But that's overkill, obviously, so let's use 6 cameras instead, mounted every 40 feet. This should help cover most of the blind spots. And if we set the lens to 12mm, focused out to 50 feet (in order to cover the blind spot of the next camera in the row) we'll get a PPF of 102.
Now, we have to figure out how to zoom the camera out to simulate a field of view similiar to what you'd see from a 12mm lens on a 1/3" sensor, and here's where it gets a bit tricky.
See, we know that a 12mm lens on a 1/3" sensor is practically the same as an 85mm lens on a full frame SLR, but the T3i uses the APS-C sensor, so we have to account for the crop factor. The APS-C sensor has a crop factor of 1.6, which means that you're going to have to have a 135mm lens to approximate the kind of view you'd get from a 12mm lens on a 1/3" sensor.
Now. Canon sells the T3i four ways: without a lens, with an 18-55mm lens, with an 18-55 and a 75-300mm lens, and with an 18-135mm lens. If you happen to own the 18-135mm lens, then you're home free, just get on a ladder, zoom it out all the way, take the shot, and move on to the next thing. If, however, you have a different lens, you're going to need to zoom in during the photo editing process. For example, if you've got the 18-55mm lens, you'll have to zoom in a little more than double.
Once you've got the shot, you're going to need to crop the photo using a photo editing program. The free editor Picasa and the reasonably priced editor Adobe Lightroom both have 16:9 as a preset in the crop menu.
And there you go, following these steps will give you a field of view almost exactly but not quite what the camera will show you. You can show this to your customer and they'll have enough information to make an informed decision.
TL;DR use a 135mm lens, then export to a photo editing program and select 16:9 preset in Portrait mode.