NEWS 2019-08-12T10:15:46+00:00

NuScale and Partner Universities Win DOE Grants

By | August 16th, 2019|

NuScale Power announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded three grants to support the installation of a NuScale reactor plant simulator at Oregon State University, Texas A&M University-College Station and the University of Idaho. When completed, the simulator facilities will be used for research, education, K-12 outreach and public advocacy regarding nuclear power and small modular reactor (SMR) technology. “These simulator facilities will create [...]

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Proforma Affiliate Owner Wins $6M Nuclear Power Training Contract

By | August 15th, 2019|

Rich Mitchell, owner of ProMediaAspire, has secured a $6-million contract with a nuclear power company across 13 of their nuclear generation stations. The contract provides a format to train workers through the use of cutting-edge Virtual Reality (VR) technology to help reduce health risks to employees. Mitchell is utilizing VR 3D modelling to create virtual rooms and floor plans of nuclear power plants that will be used [...]

Micromeritics Launches MLC Online Instrument Training

By | August 14th, 2019|

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation (Micromeritics) launched its Micromeritics Learning Center (MLC) Online Instrument Training eLearning Platform. The Company is currently offering free e-learning courses on AccuPyc II 1340 (PC and Keypad), GeoPyc 1365 (Envelope and T.A.P. Density), and MIC SAS 5800. “Micromeritics has established a long history of training customers. These activities include onsite training at the customer’s facility and at the Micromeritics corporate headquarters in Norcross, Gorgia, [...]

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VR training comes aboard for Dubai bus drivers

By | August 14th, 2019|

  Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is introducing VR training for its bus drivers, the first Middle East government entity to do so. The RTA said VR technology was being integrated to improve driver standards and provide a better customer service. "RTA will use VR technology in basic and follow-up training courses," said Abdullah Al Meer, Director of Drivers Affairs at RTA’s Public Transport Agency. "It [...]

GSE Systems Delivers and Commissions Full-Scope Simulators

By | August 13th, 2019|

GSE Systems Inc. has completed delivery and commissioning of three additional full-scope simulators for Southern Nuclear’s new Operations Training Centers. These new simulators reflect Southern’s commitment to modernize, optimize and expand their fleet’s operator training program. This Southern Nuclear project is the largest single nuclear simulator project in the U.S. in the past 30 years and included three new replica simulators for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric [...]

AR training programme arrives at new London station

By | August 13th, 2019|

Staff at a new HS2 and Crossrail train station will undergo an AR training programme to prepare them for life at what is expected to be one of London's busiest interchanges. Old Oak Common station in west London, which is expected to serve around 275,000 passengers every day when it opens in 2026, will be created in AR so that staff can familiarize themselves with its inner [...]

Texas Governor Announces $5.2M Grants For Workforce Training

By | August 12th, 2019|

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced more than $5.2 million in Texas Talent Connection grants to 15 innovative workforce skills training and job placement programs across the state. These competitive grant awards, administered by the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism division, support innovative education and workforce skills training programs that lead to successful job placement, increased wages, and improved job retention, as [...]

Tigo’s Rapid Shutdown Solutions in Online Training

By | August 9th, 2019|

Tigo will feature its rapid shutdown solutions in the new online solar installation safety training by Solar Energy International (SEI), a worldwide educational nonprofit offering technical solar energy training. SEI is expanding its PV safety curriculum to include large photovoltaic installation sites. The curriculum will feature a cost-effective UL-certified rapid shutdown solution from Tigo's TS4 Platform, the TS4-F (Fire Safety). The TS4-F is available as an integrated [...]

Republic of Congo, ROSATOM Sign Roadmap

By | August 9th, 2019|

Russia and the Republic of Congo signed the roadmap to foster establishing cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy. ROSATOM Deputy Director General – Director of International Affairs Department Nikolay Spassky signed the roadmap on behalf of The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Congo in the Russian Federation David Maduka – on [...]

Ørsted Invests $4.5M in off shore wind education

By | August 8th, 2019|

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource – the team behind the Revolution Wind project – have pledged $4.5 million to support offshore wind education and supply chain development for the growing offshore wind industry in Rhode Island. "Ørsted and Eversource's commitments, as part of their Revolution Wind offshore wind farm, will expand our efforts already underway to build our talent pool [...]

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VIA launches Mobile360 Mining Kit

By | August 7th, 2019|

VIA Technologies Inc. has launched the VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit, a complete ruggedized system that reduces injuries and fatalities from vehicle collisions in hazardous mining and quarry environments. Drivers can benefit from enhanced situational awareness with a live 360-degree video stream of the vehicle exterior, plus customization options for Blind Spot and Front Collision Detection. “The VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit enables mining and quarry operators to improve [...]

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CITB to bring more people into construction careers

By | August 6th, 2019|

CITB to bring more people into construction careers CITB will target more than 11,800 people to attract them into construction careers. Construction output is expected to grow by 1.3 percent per year with 168,500 jobs created by 2023, challenging employers to recruit more people from diverse backgrounds. Just 16 percent of construction employees are female, and 7 percent BAME, partly because construction firms rely on [...]

First STRS Attracts Cross-Sector Training Leaders

By | August 1st, 2019|

First STRS Attracts Cross-Sector Training Leaders Nuclear power. Rail. Construction. Oil & gas. Aviation. Healthcare. Renewable energy. Defence. Maritime. First responders. What do they have in common? They are all safety-critical sectors requiring highly skilled personnel. And they are all facing rapid, disruptive change in their domains, driven by inexorable digitisation and automation, budget pressures and a multi-generational workforce with differing learning styles. Thought leaders and subject experts representing [...]

Serious Labs develops PAL+ VR training modules

By | July 24th, 2019|

Serious Labs develops PAL+ VR training modules At the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) INNOVATE event in Chicago, Serious Labs announced it is working in conjunction with IPAF to develop PAL+ VR training modules. PAL+ training, which can be completed for the first time on a VR (virtual reality) simulator, tests existing Powered Access Licensed-Registration (PAL) Card holders at a more advanced level than required [...]

Shell works with EON Reality for VR

By | July 22nd, 2019|

Shell has announced that its Digital Realities team will work with EON Reality to adopt mainstream Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions across the global business. This led to extensive testing of Virtual Trainer (VT), part of the EON Reality connected learning AVR platform. The AVR Platform provides Shell a central delivery platform, allowing knowledge transfer through experiential training in VR and will support multiple [...]

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Next five years in construction is critical

By | July 19th, 2019|

A new report published by CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) shows that construction can reap major rewards from digital skills and technology, but only if it takes decisive action in the next five years. CITB's report, Evolution or Revolution?, looks at a range of scenarios for the pace of technological change in construction, which will inform the forthcoming CLC Future Skills Plan. The research finds that as [...]

STARK Learning selects VE Studio for VR training solutions

By | July 17th, 2019|

The DiSTI Corporation announced that STARK Learning, headquartered in the Netherlands, is the newest VE Studio Certified Solutions Partner. STARK Learning specializes in creating innovative digital learning solutions for industrial, energy and education sectors. According to Milan Vogelaar, managing director of STARK Learning, “we are experiencing growing demand from enterprise customers wanting to implement virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to improve skills, operational, and maintenance [...]

Mission Room and NTAR announce new partnership

By | July 16th, 2019|

The partnership will involve Mission Room supplying technology to enable NTAR to capture 360-degree videos of real world situations, produce immersive training media, and let students experience this in a 3-meter cube Mission Room Arena system. Mission Room will work with NTAR to evolve the company’s immersive training solutions and develop further innovations to the training offering. This will ensure that NTAR maintains a lead in the [...]

First STRS Attracts Cross-Sector Training Leaders

By | July 16th, 2019|

Nuclear power. Rail. Construction. Oil & gas. Aviation. Healthcare. Renewable energy. Defence. Maritime. First responders. What do they have in common? They are all safety-critical sectors requiring highly skilled personnel. And they are all facing rapid, disruptive change in their domains, driven by inexorable digitisation and automation, budget pressures and a multi-generational workforce with differing learning styles. Thought leaders and subject experts representing these varied industries came [...]

Oceaneering leverages Vortex Studio for subsea simulations

By | July 9th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations Inc. announced that Oceaneering Inc., has successfully integrated Vortex Studio into its planning and prototyping workflows for offshore tools, which will reduce the company’s training times and increase mission readiness. With clients looking for a long-term partner to deliver safe and stable maintenance operations for multiple-years to decades at a time, Oceaneering’s Digital Innovation Design Team was tasked with reassuring potential customers through simulation-based [...]

Series B Round allows RealWear to expand distribution

By | July 9th, 2019|

RealWear Inc. announced an $80-million Series B financing round. RealWear will use the funds, which are a combination of equity and debt, to continue market expansion and accelerate its platform development. RealWear teamed with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to architect an investment syndicate led by Teradyne Inc. (TER), and includes Bose Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures LLC (QCOM), Kopin Corporation (KOPN), and investors from JPMorgan’s (JPM) Private Bank. RealWear [...]

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VSTEP launches next-generation safety trainer Response Simulator

By | July 8th, 2019|

VSTEP has released Response Simulator (RS), an advanced virtual training platform. The new system will provide even more benefits to users by further expanding the safety training capabilities. RS builds on VSTEP’s previous incident command simulator RescueSim by setting and enabling a much wider range of training options. The platform will not only accommodate incident command training as a system, but can also be expanded to many [...]

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Immersion chosen to equip French market with Varjo VR-1

By | July 8th, 2019|

Varjo announced the official launch of its local reseller network for the first human-eye resolution virtual reality (VR) device, the Varjo VR-1. The company has chosen Immersion to equip the French market. Varjo’s local resellers will play a key role in introducing the product – designed solely for professionals in industrial design and architecture, training and simulation, as well as research – to companies and research institutions [...]

Serious Labs to demo Serious:XR training platform at bauma

By | July 8th, 2019|

Serious Labs will provide a sneak peek of its latest emerging technology product, Serious:XR, at bauma in Munich, Germany, from April 8-14. Serious Labs will offer demos of the Extended Reality (XR) platform, as well as its Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) VR training simulator and Overhead Crane VR training simulator on stand 7 C2:226 in bauma’s Canadian Pavilion. The new XR collaborative worksite platform is designed [...]

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TANTRUM Lab develops VR Rigger training system

By | July 1st, 2019|

TANTRUM Lab has combined its VR (virtual reality) Crane training simulator with a Rigger VR training experience to develop the TANTRUM Lab VR Rigger training system. The VR Rigger training system uses the same environments as the VR Crane operator and provides an opportunity for the trainees to view lifts from the ground, giving a rigger’s perspective on what may be happening during lifts. The program’s 33 [...]