New Crane VR Unveiled


GlobalSim, a developer of crane and material handling simulation, has unveiled a new virtual reality (VR) platform at the I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education) conference in Orlando, Florida.

The platform has overcome the limitation of a user not being able to see their hands and feet in the virtual environment and compliments GlobalSim’s simulators for desktop units, multi-display platforms and projector-based dome systems.

GlobalSim President Jonathan McCurdy said: “It’s difficult to train someone on a piece of equipment if they can’t see their own hands and feel the controls like as they would in a real-life scenario.  Our engineers have now solved that problem – operators can now see their hands and the controls in the virtual world just as they would in the real world. The accuracy and realism is superb.”

Virtual Reality: Central to Training in The Maritime Industry

GlobalSim Senior Software Engineer Jay Barnson who, along with several engineers, helped develop the new VR platform, said: “The benefits of virtual reality make a lot of sense in many training environments. 

“We’ve taken the next step to integrate controls and hands into a mixed reality environment which provides a spatial reference to the user.  The result is an exceptional training experience where users can touch and feel in a life-like virtual world.”



PTI-TBA recently launched its online training portal at PTI’s recent Terminal Automation and Training Conference, which is designed to improve staff productivity.

Visit PTI’s Training Portal here.

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