Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Non-Gaming VR #14: Fulfilling the Potential of XR in Education

Thank you to HTC for hosting the Non-Gaming VR meetup a couple of weeks ago, and to everyone who worked to make the event happen. We had a blast participating, and our CEO, Greg Meyers, thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the panel and taking part in the discussion.



Over the last 10 years academia has been unprecedented change, with the advent of online courses taking an important place in society. With the rise of immersive technology, companies are working hard to transform the way educational institutions, individuals and companies learn and teach people.


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Thursday, September 06, 2018

JLG Virtual Reality Training Simulator by ForgeFX Simulations

Check out the latest sizzle reel for the virtual reality training simulator that ForgeFX Simulations developed for JLG Industries — we hope you like it!


ForgeFX Simulations is proud to have developed this virtual reality training simulator for JLG Industries. The JLG equipment simulator provides VR-based training for operators of all skill levels, teaching everything from controls familiarization, to machine operation, to advanced spatial awareness challenges. Featuring 6 degrees of freedom VR, hand tracking, real-world controls integration, and networked multi-user cooperative training support, the simulator delivers an unparalleled immersive training experience.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Pierce Aerial Tower Fire Truck Simulator by ForgeFX Simulations

ForgeFX Simulations is honored to partner with Pierce Manufacturing, one of the largest fire apparatus producers in the world, to develop the Pierce Ascendant® 100 Heavy Duty Aerial Tower Fire Truck Simulator.

Pierce Manufacturing Ascendant 100' Heavy Duty Aerial Tower Simulator by ForgeFX Simulations

The simulator helps Pierce’s customers experience the truck’s superior maneuverability, drivability, and operator functionality—without ever stepping foot into a physical truck.

Pierce Ascendant 100' Heavy Duty Aerial Tower Simulator by ForgeFX

ForgeFX Simulations worked closely with Pierce Manufacturing to develop this virtual reality (VR) based simulator for their Ascendant 100′ Heavy Duty Aerial Tower. Connected to the truck’s real physical controls, the simulation software immerses users in an interactive virtual environment where they are operating an Ascendant 100′ Heavy Duty Aerial Tower in virtual reality.

Read more: http://forgefx.com/industries/truck-manufacturing/fire-truck-simulator/

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Virtual Training in the Access Industry

Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA, May 30 - Jun 1, 2018. Augmented World Expo is the largest conference and exposition in the world for people working in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearable Technologies.

Rick Smith from JLG Industries and Greg Meyers from ForgeFX Simulations presented this session on using virtual reality for industrial equipment operator training. 

Link to session video: https://youtu.be/jDUnQG_m4iE



Link to session slides: https://www.slideshare.net/AugmentedWorldExpo/virtual-training-in-the-access-industry


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Monday, January 08, 2018

ForgeFX Simulations at World of Concrete 2018

ForgeFX Simulations is excited to be exhibiting at World of Concrete this year, January 22-26, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. World of Concrete is the largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals. Boasting more than 50,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibiting companies, World of Concrete showcases products, technology, resources, and information related to concrete construction.

ForgeFX is proud to be exhibiting at World of Concrete this year, demonstrating our industrial equipment training simulators and how they can be leveraged by the concrete and masonry industry. This year, one of the simulators we'll be demonstrating is the VR Equipment Training Simulator that ForgeFX Simulations developed for JLG Industries.

JLG VR Equipment Training Simulator at World of Concrete 2018
JLG VR Equipment Training Simulator

Be sure to stop by booth #C7629 to meet the ForgeFX team, and try your hand at operating one of our virtual training simulators. Simulators are ideal tools for training heavy equipment operators to operate sophisticated concrete machinery. They are cost-effective, safe, and efficient methods for training all concepts and skills from controls familiarization to procedure compliance.


If you'll be attending World of Concrete this year, please contact ForgeFX Simulations to schedule an appointment to operate one of our virtual reality training simulators, or just stop by booth #C7629. We'll see you at the show!


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

JLG VR Training Simulator at Vision VR/AR Summit

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's Vision VR/AR Summit in Hollywood, CAwhat a show! ForgeFX Training Simulations was honored to demonstrate the JLG Immersive Trainer, a virtual reality-based industrial equipment training simulator, that we developed for JLG Industries, Inc. JLG's VR-based equipment simulator provides training on everything from machine control familiarization, to equipment operation, to advanced spatial awareness challenges.


JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, partnered with ForgeFX Training Simulations to develop the JLG Immersive Trainer, a virtual reality industrial training simulator for JLG equipment. The JLG Immersive Trainer was featured in the at the 2017 Unity Vision VR/AR Summit Showcase, where attendees could "meet the innovators pioneering the best in virtual, augmented, and mixed realities from around the world.".

Virtual Reality Industrial Training Simulator

Virtual reality and industrial training simulators are a marriage made in heaven. By deploying industrial equipment training simulators as VR applications, we are able to deliver a virtual training experience that is far more immersive than traditional screen-based training simulators. The JLG VR Equipment Training Simulator, in addition to featuring interactive real-time stereoscopic 3D environments and equipment types, includes head, hand and positional tracking, which gives the trainee the ability to interact with the virtual world and machinery in a dramatically lifelike and realistic fashion.

Vision VR/AR Summit, VR Industrial Training Simulator
By integrating fully functional real-world equipment controls, and corresponding in-simulation virtual controls, the JLG Immersive Trainer provides an extremely interactive and immersive virtual industrial training simulator.

Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017

The Vision VR/AR Summit, sponsored by Unity Technologies, is an event for artists, engineers, programmers, designers, musicians, directors, producers, hardware manufacturers and researchers. The content and networking are focused on furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing virtual and/or augmented reality content in Unity. This year's showcase featured dozens of great talks and demonstrations from some of the biggest companies and contributors that are advancing the use of virtual and augmented reality.

Vision Summit 2017 Keynotes

Unity Technologies has made a number of the Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 Keynotes available on their YouTube channel. Watch the Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 Keynote with an intro from Unity Global Head of xR Tony Parisi. In his address, Unity CEO John Riccitiello outlines how and when VR will truly take off.

John Riccitiello, CEO, Unity Technologies

Brandon Bray - Principal Group Mgr, Microsoft 

Marcus Kuehne - Strategy Lead Immersive Technologies, Audi AG

Unity Vision VR/AR Summit Review, VRScout

For a great recap of the Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017, check out VRScout's review and their wrap video:

Vision VR/AR Summit, VR Scout Wrap Video


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