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TTP and DiSTI Sign Agreement to Develop Virtual Reality Training Solutions for the Utility Industry

November 28, 2018  ·  Events, News, Uncategorized

Plans include converting existing 3D courseware using the VE Studio development platform

Orlando, FL (November 26, 2018) – The DiSTI Corporation, the world’s leading provider of 3D virtual training solutions and developer of VE Studio, announces that it has signed an agreement with Technical Training Professionals (TTP), to develop interactive 3D and Virtual Reality training courses for the utility industy. Since 2003, TTP has been providing detailed 3D operations and maitenance training courses to the utility industry for entire site training, systems training and component training for combined cycle, simple cycle and coal fired plants; amassing a large catalog of courses used by over 50 utility customers around the world. TTP continues to create new maintenance and marketing content for OEMs in the utility industry. DiSTI is a pioneer and leader in the development of 3D virtual training solutions for the Aerospace and Defense industry and over the past 15 years has developed proven process and technologies used by both original equipment manufacturers such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin, end users such as the US Army, Navy and Air Force and numerous foreign military customers. Under the agreement, TTP and DISTI will work to enhance and expand TTP’s course catalog to include interactive desktop, mobile and virtual reality capabilities and to develop new training courses.

According to Fred Foster, CEO of TTP, “Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies provide new capabilities to improve skills and safety for utility operators, instrumentation, electrical and mechanical maintenance personnel. Customers want to incorporate these technologies into their training courses. VE Studio is an ideal development platform as it allows us to reuse the 3D content that we have already invested in and extend training to Desktop, Mobile and VR devices to address various training needs. This will save our customers money and enable us to provide new methods of training faster than if we had to manually create new content. Our initial focus for 3D interactive training will be on developing detailed maintenance content for Aeroderivitive Units, Frame 7 Combustion Turbines, Steam Turbines and other comparable CT’s. Next, we will expand our scope to actuators and instrumentation. Our focus for virtual reality courses will be for large pumps such as boiler feed pumps, actuator repair and instrumentation calibration and repair.”

“We are seeing significant demand from the energy sector for 3D interactive and virtual reality based maintenance training solutions. TTP has a extensive industry experience and a rich catalog of 3D courses used by utility operators and mechanical maintenance personnel around the world. Besides English language courses TTP is developing courses in Mandarin, French, Spanish, German and Arabic. We look forward to working with TTP to expand their course catalog to include interactive and virtual reality courses using our VE Studio development platform which will signifianctly reduce TTP’s time to adapt existing content and create new course for both desktop and virtual reality applications to address their customer needs,” adds John Cunningham, Chief Revenue Officer the DiSTI Corporation.

About DiSTI

The DiSTI Corporation is the world’s leading provider of 3D virtual training solutions and graphical user interface software. DiSTI’s VE Studio is the world’s leading platform for managing the development of complex 3D virtual environments for use on desktop, mobile, and virtual and mixed reality training applications. VE Studio manages the entire development process including requirements analysis, content development, and automated software builds and regression testing.

About TTP

Technical Training Professionals (www.tectrapro.com) specializes in visual presentation of technical information. It has created 14 complete Combined Cycle and Simple Cycle plant training courses as well as complete Coal Fired Plant training content which all feature detailed 3D video course content for CT, HRSG, ST, BOP and Site Overview content for safety and for visitor site familiarization. TTP specializes in producing equipment specific and entire site specific full training courses with Learning Management Site Tracking for its tests. It also can develop and sell content that can be hosted on customer websites due to it being SCORM 1.2 compliant.

TTP is also working with major vendors to produce training content for maintenance, troubleshooting, function and features and benefits. It is uniquely suited to place equipment in a completely modeled and animated plant to explain function, malfunction, maintenance and features and benefits in any language. TTP sees the next step in mechancal, electrical and instrumentation maintenance training as being a marriage of its content with VE Studio by DiSTI.

Contacts

The DiSTI Corporation

Kevin Mikalsen, Director of Global Marketing | +1.407.206.3390 ext. 128 | kmikalsen@disti.com

Technical Training Professionals (TTP)

Fred Foster, CEO and President | 865-312-4189 | ffoster@tectrapro.com

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