HP and DiSTI partner to deliver virtual reality training for complex maintenance
To address growing demand for high-impact, cost-effective virtual reality training, HP announced an alliance with DiSTI Corporation, a global provider of virtual reality and advanced human machine interface development solutions. The companies will work together to develop unique virtual reality training solutions for enterprise customers, with a specific focus on maintenance and operations training for complex systems such as vehicle, aircraft and industrial equipment.
Virtual reality has become an effective training tool across many industries and is expected to grow to an $18 billion market by 2022. Virtual reality developers can create and interact with complex simulations, a form of participatory learning that is more effective than traditional training programs.
With HP’s Z VR Backpack, the most powerful wearable PC VR ever created, training becomes more seamless and realistic with an untethered virtual reality experience. virtual reality training has also been shown to positively impact employee recruiting and retention for enterprise customers.
Starting today, HP and DiSTI will offer end-to-end enterprise virtual training solutions – from development to deployment – based on HP’s VR-ready hardware and DiSTI’s VE Studio Development Platform. Customers can use the VE Studio suite to develop their own virtual training applications or have DiSTI and HP professional services teams assist in designing and building their solutions.
HP’s comprehensive hardware portfolio features HP Z Desktop Workstations, including the most powerful workstations on the planet4, the HP Z8 Workstation; the HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation, and the HP Z VR Backpack, the world’s first professional wearable VR PC5. VE Studio enables rapid and cost-effective development and creates accurate hands-on experiences while HP hardware seamlessly delivers them via fast processing power and high-fidelity graphics.
For over 20 years, DiSTI has been providing 3D virtual training solutions to companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Nissan Motors, and developed a patented and proven database-driven development platform called VE Studio, which dramatically reduces the time and cost of developing 3D training solutions and allows for reuse of content for delivery to desktop, mobile and virtual reality devices. By integrating VE Studio with HP’s VR-ready products the companies can offer enterprise customers a cost-effective end-to-end training solution.
DiSTI Corporation is the world’s leading provider of s and 3D virtual training solutionvirtual maintenance training. DiSTI’s VE Studio is a content and immersive delivery platform for managing the development of complex 3D virtual environments for use on desktop, mobile, and virtual and mixed reality training applications.
VE Studio manages the entire development with a patented process and software that includes requirements analysis, content development, and automated software build and regression testing for a virtual environment. VE Studio allows users to build, manage and deliver virtual training solutions across their entire enterprise.
“HP is enabling companies to leverage virtual reality technology in ways that transform workflows and unleash innovation. By working with leading partners like DiSTI, we will reinvent the way workers across a range of sectors do their jobs, whether it is operating the most advanced industrial equipment or designing and servicing the next generation of automobiles,” said Gwen Coble, Director, Workstations, Thin Clients, Retail Solutions and Immersive Computing, EMEA, HP Inc.
“HP’s versatile and high-powered devices, combined with DiSTI’s VE Studio development platform, will empower customers to create cost-effective virtual reality training solutions that safely replicate real-world environments and processes in rich detail.”
“There is tremendous market demand for enterprise-level virtual training solutions that can be rapidly implemented, are cost effective and can be developed and managed by internal staff,” said John Cunningham, Chief Revenue Officer of DiSTI.enterprise
“Many companies have identified the need to implement virtual reality enabled training but struggle with how to get started and scale due to the lack of internal expertise and the availability of cost-effective solutions. We are excited to combine our two companies’ VR expertise to accelerate industry adoption of VR Training.”