FORCE Technology – a simulation-based maritime technology, engineering and training provider – and Varjo have signed a strategic frame agreement. The partnership positions FORCE Technology as Varjo’s integrator partner, focusing on delivering advanced VR and XR training solutions to maritime customers worldwide.

The collaboration aims to launch a compact, highly portable, immersive training solution that can be transported and deployed anywhere. The entities believe this solution represents a leap forward in maritime training accessibility and efficiency, significantly cutting down on the cost and logistical challenges associated with traditional maritime training methods.

“Our aim is to bring effective training closer to the point of need, from classrooms to onboard ships,” says Capt. Jan Michelsen, FORCE Technology’s Simulation, Ports, Training and Human Factors Director.

The global maritime industry is currently facing a shortage of skilled seafarers, and there’s a pressing need for training solutions that are not just effective but also scalable and easy to deploy. FORCE Technology and Varjo’s immersive training solutions aim to address these challenges, making it easier for companies to train their crews efficiently and affordably.

“Our partnership with FORCE Technology is a big step towards the future of maritime training, making high-quality simulators more efficient and accessible. FORCE Technology’s immersive simulator will break down the old barriers for training, offering a more engaging and realistic simulation experience that brings about significant operational benefits for the industry,” says Seppo Aaltonen, Chief Commercial Officer at Varjo.

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