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Design Interactive deepens maintenance training presence

Oct. 11, 2019
Company says new partnership with DiSTI means augmented, virtual reality now can be use simultaneously to create training for a range of industries

Design Interactive, a family-owned provider of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) training, recently partnered with DiSTI, which provides virtual maintenance training, to enable the creation and distribution of desktop, augmented and virtual reality training from one source. 

“Our combined solutions have the capability to transform training across a range of industries,” said Matt Johnston, division head for commercial solutions at Design Interactive. “Together we can use our technology to enable subject matter experts to author and distribute training content without no complicated computer models or software development.

“The bottom line is that you can go to one place to create training and then deploy it to any type of viewing hardware, be it desktop, tablet, HoloLens or VR headsets, and you don’t have to choose between AR and VR, you can get them both in one shot.”

The combination of Design Interactive’s AUGMENTOR training technology and DiSTI’s VE Studio eliminates the challenge many AR/VR technology adopters face, Johnston maintained.

“They are not sure if desktop, augmented reality or virtual reality or some combination is the right technology mix for their company’s training needs, so they put off making a decision,” he said. “With this partnership, it doesn’t matter. The content can be created and then distributed in either AR or VR, or even using DiSTI’s desktop solution, so there is much less risk to technology adoption.” 

The partnership between the companies builds on a collaboration that originated a contract award for the US Air Force. Design Interactive’s AUGMENTOR AR training technology, integrated with the DiSTI VE Studio for unity virtual training, creates an advanced, interactive training platform where training creation and content distribution happen in one place, the companies said. 

AUGMENTOR from Design Interactive also features a web portal for creating, editing and distributing training modules to Android and iOS mobile devices and HoloLens headsets. With immediate access to updated content, Design Interactive says the solution can be deployed quickly and effectively across multiple locations.

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