Tuesday, October 23, 2018

ForgeFX Simulations Delivers Virtual Reality Training Simulator to Washington Metro Area Transit Authority

ForgeFX Simulations is proud to be a training simulator vendor for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), a government agency that operates transit service in the Washington metropolitan area. WMATA provides rapid transit service under the Metrorail name, more commonly referred to as a Metro, the third-busiest rapid transit system in the United States in terms of passenger trips. ForgeFX developed this rail operator training simulator for Metro heavy rail rapid transit system operators in order to train operators faster and for a fraction of the cost, all within a safe, risk-free virtual environment.

 

https://www.newswire.com/news/forgefx-simulations-delivers-virtual-reality-training-simulator-to-20687818 

WMATA hired ForgeFX to develop a 3D immersive computer simulation to help change operator behavior for the better. The simulator helps Metro operators by increasing risk awareness and hazard identification to improve proactive problem solving and greatly enhance equipment operator training. Leveraging high-fidelity graphics, an immersive virtual reality-based environment, and a fully interactive virtual facsimile of the prime mover allows WMATA and ForgeFX to deploy a highly-effective training simulator the helps improve operator’s critical thinking as well as command and control of railway procedures and protocols. 

http://forgefx.com/simulation-projects/public-transportation-heavy-rail-training-simulator/

The Metro Training Simulator allows users to implement the startup procedure, including everything from checking the load, to testing the air dump button, to removing the chocks. The simulation integrates switching logic to enable the user to throw switches manually in order to begin to move from a start position to the main line, while observing and avoiding foul points. The trainee is able to disembark from the train, walk to a switch, throw the switch, and return to the cabin to control the train which follows the track according to the switching logic.

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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