FAQ

Why virtual reality training...
Accelerated Competence and Participant Throughput

Virtual training reduces the training time as participants will be able to practice processes and procedures concurrently instead of waiting in turn to access physical equipment. On the Job Training on real equipment will become more focused on skills rather than process and procedures; thereby reducing the time required to reach the desired standard.

Refresh and Update Skills

An experienced operator can easily maintain their competency or update their skills during periods in which the equipment is not available, has been modified slightly or from a long absence e.g. sickness.

Improved Knowledge and Skills Retention

Because participants can train in virtual scenarios and practice operations and procedures this will improve their cognitive and psychomotor skills, the more we perform a task the more we understand and remember.

Reduce System and Equipment Downtime

Virtual systems allow participants on individual computers or systems to interact with each other and simultaneously undertake maintenance training tasks, improving communication and team operation skills. The participant will be able to repeatedly practice operations and procedures increasing their confidence and productivity in the job role.

Reduce Costs

VR and AR reduces the costs associated with hands-on training when using physical equipment, as the number and usage of physical equipment is reduced; this will reduce lifecycle costs of training e.g. unserviceable equipment and lost time. Real equipment needs scheduled maintenance to maintain its serviceability and safety standards, VR and AR does not require this.

Instructor Control and Real Time Participant Feedback and Analytic

We use an intelligent versatile software reporting engine that records participants interactions in real-time with reactive analysis/feedback. This data collection provides instant analysis and information for participant reporting. Using a software engine of this nature allows the trainer to objectively analyze all aspects of the participants’ performance as an individual or a team and provide real time feedback, which is highly desirable in training environments, saving lost training time, unnecessary repetition and money. Measure all the aspects and the performance of the user, including dangerous actions and how he responds to malfunction. Virtual training allows the trainer to quickly and objectively monitor, evaluate and assess participant progress providing immediate evidence based feedback.

Why Hidden...
How long have you been providing training solutions?

Since 2007, we have provided solutions of this nature to the engineering, power and other big industry clients. Our solutions span all engineering genres and levels. From sales to operations, we have experience with the industry as a whole and understand the language and specifics to working within this environment.

Do you have any experience with industrial training?

Yes. All our clients are in some way industrial. We work with some of the largest power and engineering companies in the world and we have a thorough understanding of these industries and their challenges. We have several solutions that are specifically designed to accommodate industrial training scenarios.

How long have you been developing VR products?

In 2009 we were one of the first companies to invest in the technology and to use it for industrial training in Europe. We have experience with every iteration (improvement stages) of the technology and have participated in several beta programs and experimental initiatives to improve the technology and the associated devices. We provide many of our client’s insight as to how the future may unfold in respect of virtual technologies and have an established laboratory where we are continuously attempting to push the envelope of the current virtual technologies.

Do you design, develop and produce VR solutions in-house?

Yes. We have invested in people with skills that specifically lend themselves to creating and working with virtual environments. We have hired some of the brightest programmers and some of the most experienced UX designers.

Do you design, develop and produce 3D models in-house?

Yes. Everything we produce is done in-house. We have some very experienced 3D artists and animators. Our artists specialize in industrial engineering 3D and understand the intricacies of the subject matter.

Do you have in-house coding capability?

Yes. Everything we produce is done in-house. We have some of the most experienced, creative and efficient coders and our teams have a vast amount of industrial experience in creating virtual environments.

What User Experience (UX) expertise do you have?

One of our primary fields of expertise is in UX. We have a degreed team with professional qualifications specific to UX that is dedicated to this aspect of any of our projects. We feel that UX is at the heart of the development process and separates the great virtual experience from the good. Our UX team has experience in everything from PC/mobile applications and digital integration, through to VR and HoloLens.

Can you develop 3D models and animation from scratch or do you require CAD?

We don’t require anything. We can model from an oral description which is often the case and we can of course model from pictures, schematics or any other similar visual or engineer grade materials that may be available. We can also convert from CAD using special techniques that save a lot of time and effort.

What type of software development life cycle model do you use?

We can work within most development models but, given a choice, we use Agile XP. It provides the project group with short bursts and small reviews, allowing for alterations and fine tuning to be done at pace and naturally increasing the physical and financial efficiency of the development.

What analytic capabilities can you provide?

We have several robust solutions for the collection of deep analytics. We also have mechanisms that will convert this raw data in to vivid visualizations that allows anyone, no matter their analytical skill level, to disseminate the information quickly and accurately.