HP, DiSTI partner reinvent enterprise training Using VR
Global alliance combines HP’s powerful VR solutions with DiSTI’s advanced development platform
HP Inc has partnered with DiSTI Corporation, a provider of virtual reality (VR) and advanced human machine interface development solutions, aimed at addressing the growing demand for high-impact, cost-effective VR training.
The companies will work together to develop VR training solutions for enterprise customers, with a specific focus on maintenance and operations training for complex systems such as vehicle, aircraft and industrial equipment.
VR has become an effective training tool across many industries and is expected to grow to an $18bn market by 2021.
“HP is enabling companies to leverage VR technology in ways that transform workflows and unleash innovation. By working with leading partners like DiSTI, we will reinvent the way workers across a range of sectors do their jobs, whether it’s operating the most advanced industrial equipment or designing and servicing the next generation of automobiles,” said Gwen Coble, director, Workstations, Thin Clients, Retail Solutions and Immersive Computing, EMEA, HP Inc. “HP’s versatile and high-powered devices, combined with DiSTI’s VE Studio development platform, will empower customers to create cost-effective VR training solutions that safely replicate real-world environments and processes in rich detail.”
HP and DiSTI will offer end-to-end enterprise virtual training solutions3 from development to deployment based on HP's VR-ready hardware and DiSTI's VE Studio Development Platform.
John Cunningham, chief revenue officer, DiSTI, said: "There is tremendous market demand for enterprise-level virtual training solutions that can be rapidly implemented, are cost effective and can be developed and managed by internal staff."
Cunningham said many companies have identified the need to implement VR enabled training but struggle with how to get started and scale due to the lack of internal expertise and the availability of cost-effective solutions. "We are excited to combine our two companies' VR expertise to accelerate industry adoption of VR Training," he said.
For over 20 years, DiSTI has been providing 3D virtual training solutions to companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Nissan Motors.