Siemens Power & Gas utilizes DiSTI's VE Studio for Unity to develop virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) training for its global gas turbine field service solutions business. From virtual maintenance training on Gas Turbines to OSHA-focused safety training, Siemens has embraced virtual training to resounding results. This includes a reduction in overall training time by 66%.
"We can provide capabilities and experiences virtually that we could not provide in the classroom or even during hands-on training due to cost and safety considerations,” says Kevin Carpenter, Global Training Network Director.
Virtualization of training is a high priority as technologies provide new opportunities to improve skills, safety, and provide opportunities for significant cost savings for Siemens and its customers.
Virtual training has been used within Siemens for many years, however, the pace at which virtual and augmented reality technologies are developing provides new opportunities to accelerate digitalization initiatives across all of Siemens businesses. One of the critical success factors for virtual training is being cost-effective and highly scalable across multiple technologies with quality performance of real-time graphics.
To achieve this, Siemens selected VE Studio Virtual Training Development Platform, which utilizes Unity’s real-time 3D development platform. VE Studio for Unity provides Siemens with a platform on which to develop virtual training and field service applications quickly and cost-effectively by using the workflow and tools. Unity’s platform provides the ability to deploy high-fidelity applications on any device using Unity’s engine. Siemens is currently conducting its virtual training using the HP Reverb for VR and the Microsoft HoloLens and the Magic Leap One for AR.
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