Monday, January 22, 2024

World of Concrete 2024

We are excited to invite you to the World of Concrete, happening from January 23 to 25, 2024, where an extraordinary experience awaits you in the form of ForgeFX's innovative Meta Quest-based training simulators! 
This year, we are proud to showcase our state-of-the-art virtual reality simulators, which will be featured at the exhibition spaces of two of our distinguished partners: 

JLG Industries: Prepare to immerse yourself in the access equipment industry with an unprecedented depth of experience. JLG Industries will be presenting the newest iteration of their renowned AccessReady Fusion XR™. This avant-garde training simulator, now powered by the Meta Quest VR platform, promises an unparalleled interactive experience. Be sure to visit us at Silver Lot, Booth #030944, to explore this cutting-edge technology firsthand. 

Somero Enterprises: Embrace the opportunity to master the art of leveling vast expanses of concrete with impeccable precision. Somero Enterprises introduces their latest Meta Quest-based VR operator training simulator, designed to elevate your skills in concrete leveling. Don't miss the chance to engage with this transformative technology. Join us at C Hall, Booth #C5302, for an insightful and hands-on experience. 

 This event promises to be a convergence of innovation and expertise, bringing together the latest in virtual reality training technology. Whether you are a professional in the field or an enthusiast for cutting-edge technological advancements, the World of Concrete 2024 is the perfect venue to witness the future of industry training tools. Please contact ForgeFX Simulations with any questions!
ForgeFX Simulations at World of Concrete 2024

Sunday, November 26, 2023

ForgeFX Simulations Unmanned Aerial System TeleOperation Training Simulator at I/ITSEC 2023

The Interservice / Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) starts on Monday, and we couldn't be more excited to be exhibiting at booth #3464. In addition to many of our other products, we'll be demonstrating the unmanned aerial system teleoperation training simulator we developed for the JPEO for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, in partnership with Teledyne FLIR and MRIGlobal.
https://youtu.be/Nz9qvzA8mzo?si=kxq4mARC_NQg7V0X

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Global XR Conference 2023

If you're attending the Global XR Conference this year, please plan on attending the session that ForgeFX CEO, Greg Meyers, will be presenting, titled, Affordably Developing Custom VR Training Simulators. This session will discuss a number of strategies for developing VR training simulators affordably as well as provide a number of case studies of organizations the speaker has worked with to successfully develop VR training simulators.
https://www.youtube.com/live/6e79cHTRTMA?si=wektIcESpKET707

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Training Simulator Delivered to JPEO-CBRND by ForgeFX Simulations and MRIGlobal

UAS simulator gives JPEO-CBRND the ability to deploy simulation-based training to operators to master the controls and process involved in operating a UAV.
ForgeFX Simulations Delivers UAS Training Simulator to JPEO-CBRND
This interactive 3D virtual training simulator is designed to instruct CBRND personnel in the remote operation of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) from within a Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV). Working directly with subject matter experts (SMEs) from the DoD and Teledyne FLIR, ForgeFX created digital replicas of their physical and virtual products, reproducing all the functions the physical objects perform. This simulator, running on a standard tablet computer, gives the JPEO-CBRND the ability to widely deploy simulation-based training to operators, who can master the complex controls and processes involved in operating a UAV and all of the onboard sensors it carries. 

 The simulator recreates a CBRND reconnaissance mission featuring an NBCRV equipped with a sensor suite array and two pods, each containing a UAS. The UAS in the simulator is an R80D Skyraider drone carrying a MUVETM B330 Continuous Biological Detector and Collector payload, both manufactured by Teledyne FLIR. The Skyraider is launched from the NBCRV and directed into an area suspected to be contaminated by airborne substances. Operated by means of the ATAK application running on a tablet computer inside the NBCRV, the drone’s sensor payload helps the CBRND personnel triangulate on the position, speed, and contents of airborne contamination. 

Thursday, September 07, 2023

For Those Using Metaverse Technologies, the Impact Is Real

We are thrilled to have some of our latest VR training simulator work featured by Meta!

Demonstrating how new immersive technologies are already having an impact today, the VR welding training simulator that ForgeFX developed for StrataTech Education Group and the Tulsa Welding is expanding access for students and preparing them for the future. The positive impact of immersive technologies is already apparent, and as metaverse technologies continue to progress, we expect even more opportunities will emerge to maximize the benefits of these innovations.

Tulsa Welding School’s virtual reality training simulator, powered by ForgeFX Simulations, is expanding access for students and preparing them for the future. Learn more about how the metaverse is having impact today: https://about.meta.com/metaverse/impact/

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Virtual Reality Training to Support an Unmanned Ground Vehicle

In partnership with ForgeFX, MRIGlobal created a fully functional, cutting-edge, virtual simulator for training on the remote operation of an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). These efforts enabled operators to become familiar with the UGV hardware and software, while also tele-operating the unmanned reconnaissance vehicle, in a simulated environment. As a result, the simulator allows effective and efficient end-user training on unique systems and limited material resources regardless of location of the trainee or asset.
Although traditional learning methods such as lectures, reading material, videos, and demonstrations are a tried-and-true means of providing technical information to learners, simulator-based instruction can accelerate and enhance comprehension of equipment functionality and operational procedures in many ways. Simulated equipment and environments give trainees “hands-on” experience before they ever touch real-world machines. Virtual Simulators also provide: 
  • Reinforced Education – Onscreen instructions prompt the user through the tutorials. This combination of reading the directions and immediately acting upon them in the simulator increases familiarity with the equipment and begins development of muscle memory that aids in response time and accuracy. 
  • Consistency – Structured tutorials ensure all operators receive the same education and use the same approved techniques in order to maximize safety and efficiency. Trainees may work at their own pace to comprehend the material. 
  • Verisimilitude – Virtual 3D visualized equipment replicates the real world with a high degree of accuracy. Audio cues such as engine noise, switch clicks, and alarms replicate the authentic experience of hands-on operation. 
  • Gamification – The application of game-design elements and principles in non-game contexts is called gamification. Using gamification in training simulators improves user engagement and focus, training efficiency, and ease of use. This directly translates into a well-trained group of operators, meeting the goal of the project.