Design Interactive, a provider of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) training for fleet maintenance personnel, vendors and OEMs, recently unveiled Virtual Equipment Training.
The company said the new capability, used in conjunction with its AUGMENTOR transportation-focused AR software, allows for the creation and deployment of training materials on virtual vehicles and equipment.
“Virtual Equipment Training gives technicians the ability to train even when a vehicle or piece of equipment is not available,” said Matt Johnston, division head of commercial solutions for Design Interactive. “This new capability improves shop productivity because technicians no longer have to waste valuable time waiting for equipment to be available or for suppliers to schedule classroom training.
“Technicians can train using augmented reality anywhere, anytime using nothing more than the phone already in their pocket.”
Virtual Equipment Training in Design Interactive’s AUGMENTOR enables training to include actual and virtual parts, systems and vehicles in one solution, the company said. Additionally, with AUGMENTOR, training content can be supplied quickly and easily to technicians on mobile devices, in addition to HoloLens headsets.
“Virtual Equipment Training combines the best of virtual and augmented reality technologies in one piece of software” Johnston said. “With this new capability, suppliers can even test training content for products under development to establish effective and accurate maintenance and repair practices, so they are consistently applied, leading to improved compliance and ‘fix-it-right-the-first-time’ rates.”
AUGMENTOR from Design Interactive also features a new web portal for creating, editing and distributing training modules to Android and iOS mobile devices, and HoloLens headsets as quickly as it takes to write and send an email, Design Interactive claimed. With immediate access to updated content, the transportation-focused solution can be deployed effectively across multiple maintenance locations.