Design Interactive has launched Virtual Equipment Training, allowing technicians to train on virtual parts that may not always be available.
 - Photo courtesy Design Interactive

Design Interactive has launched Virtual Equipment Training, allowing technicians to train on virtual parts that may not always be available.

Photo courtesy Design Interactive

Design Interactive has launched Virtual Equipment Training, allowing technicians to train on virtual parts that may not always be available.

The new capability used in conjunction with the company’s Augmentor transportation focused augmented reality software allows for the creation and deployment of training materials on virtual vehicles and equipment.

“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,” said Matt Johnston, division head of commercial solutions for Design Interactive. “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. Additionally, with Augmentor, training content can be supplied to technicians on mobile devices in addition to HoloLens virtual reality headsets.

“Virtual Equipment Training combines the best of virtual and augmented reality technologies in one piece of software,” said Johnston. “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. With access to updated content, the transportation-focused solution can be deployed across multiple maintenance locations.