VR – from buzzword to practical application by Jim L. Hansen

Soon to be launched - VR lifeboat simulator

Soon to be launched - VR lifeboat simulator

The use of VR-technology has gone from solely creating trilling enthusiasm to be an important tool for companies all over the world. And, the introduction of relevant content, in addition to the stunning realism, have rocketed the development of VR-simulators.

Morild Interaktiv developed the worlds first VR-ship simulator in 2013 for Rolls-Royce Marine, and have the last years delivered a range of simulators for the maritime industry. Development in technology combined with better interaction solutions and focus on quality content – have opened a whole new market for VR-based simulators for training and product demonstration.

Low cost compared to conventional simulators, and given the mobility of VR solutions means companies now can introduce simulators to a wider range of products. The most obvious areas of use are familiarisation, scenario- and product training, but we also experience that a simulator delivered with the product gives our customers unique advantages in sales.

There is also a growing trend in using VR-simulator technology in developing assembly and operation instructions. Many companies have operators in all corners of the world, and VR is a perfect tool to demonstrate how products are assembled and operated. It’s a fact that learning by seeing and doing are much more effective than reading instruction manuals.

Morild Interaktiv is presently working with VR-simulators for subsea winch operation, lifeboat operation and ship navigation. We look forward to show you all some examples 😊.

VR makes better learning more affordable by Jim L. Hansen

Your business can not thrive without well trained employees. And it is well know that nothing beats real job experience. But training accidents are common in many industries, and damage to equipment reduces downtime and income.

To increase personnel skill levels, high number of repetitions of scenarios and procedures is necessary - this is where VR truly shines as the perfect solution.

Virtual reality simulators are a cost-effective tool for familiarisation to environment and equipment. With quality content based upon your business best practice, you can handle high risk or dangerous situations within a controlled environment. VR is truly a safe place to increase your competence.

And let us not forget, not only will you acquire information relevant to your job, but you can start practicing your skills from day one.

It is also well documented that we learn faster studying visuals rather than text. VR training is presented in a visually stunning 3D format which most people find far more appealing than regular old text. You practically bring enthusiasm and engagement to the classroom!

Virtual reality training has until a few years ago been a tool for high-end commercial and military applications. The reduction in hardware prices, faster and better software and a rapidly growing industry of developers of VR solutions means that today the technology is available and cheaper than ever before.

Virtual training simulators allow people to train faster and better with technology that fits inside a laptop.

This gives you a world of opportunities – you are free to join 😊

The new Morild IceNav simulator sets the standard for Polar Code navigation training by Jim L. Hansen

Morild IceNav give a realistic training environment for navigation in polar areas. The instructor of the simulator can change weather conditions which means that the operators have to rely on the ice radar.

Morild IceNav give a realistic training environment for navigation in polar areas. The instructor of the simulator can change weather conditions which means that the operators have to rely on the ice radar.

The increased shipping traffic in the polar areas demands training of crew members to handle navigation in ice. Minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of deck officers on ships operating in polar waters has also become mandatory.

The Morild IceNav simulator is the perfect tool for training deck officers to navigate in ice. This cost-effective training solution is based on VR technology which means that you get low hardware cost and high mobility. In other words – you can do training from your office desk.

The simulator has an instructor module where the instructor can control weather and daylight, add vessels to the scenario, change location, add props to scenario and have voice communication with operators.  

The simulator allows for multiple operators and vessels. The operators navigate by visuals and/or using the ice radar – depending on weather conditions. You can have multiple operators on the same bridge and voice communication between them. In addition, you can have multiple ships and crew with communication between them.

The Morild IceNav is developed in close co-operation with leading operators in polar areas. The simulator can be delivered as a portable system or as a desktop solution. We also deliver conventional simulators for stationary setups.

Morild Interaktiv launched the first VR bridge simulator in 2013 and specialises in training solutions using simulator technology.

Please contact us for more information on our training solutions.